Tuesday, 16 August 2011

Giving Thanks

In a world where African babies go hungry, leaders fail us, and everything else seems to be crumbling around us, is there even much to give thanks about? Sometimes it feels a bit trite, and even condescending to those who are in much harsher conditions, but perhaps giving thanks where we're at can give a glimpse of the fullness of God's blessing and remind us that there is MORE to be thankful for especially when life is hard because in the grand scheme of things what really is too hard for the Lord?!

"Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever."  Psalm 107:1

193. children with full bellies
194.bowling with friends
195. walking with the kids
196. 3 days of supposed to be rain....then....little rain while camping; answered prayer
197. safe travels: to Garmisch
198. makeshift campfires
199. smores
200. hot tubs
201. dirty/stinky feet
202. marshmallow fights
203. loud laughter with friends
204. listening to oldies, but goodies and...
205. the look on Jordynn's face while Kim danced to New Kids on the Block
206. gifts of possibilities and a friend's surrender to the Lord those gifts
207. new t-shirts
208. no car trouble
209. ghetto rigged propane tanks that didn't blow up
210. walking down the Alps in Garmisch; beholding God's greatness and glory
211. muddy little boys
212. week long fun for the 2 bigs at VBS
213. wonderful teachers at VBS taking the time to love my kids and teach them about Jesus
214. cool winds whisping in the back door
215. Jordynn: always a helper...even helping me to remember
216. readying a room for another year of new learning adventures
217. the steam mop
218. siblings getting dressed up like "basketball players"
219. safety while climbing the ropes course
220. almost another year behind me...almost 29 Yipeeee!!

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