Monday, October 14, 2013

One Thousand Gifts (continued)

"Give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus" (1 Thessalonians 5:18)

"Too blessed to be stressed" is one of my favourite lines that I hear when I am listening to "The Message" on satellite radio.  Whatever the circumstances that are causing me to be stressed, I am that much more blessed.  As our pastor reminded us this morning in church as he read from 1 Thessalonians 5:18, we are to give thanks in all circumstances.  I like how he pointed out, not "for" all circumstances, but "in" all circumstances.  Because of Christ's love for us and His sacrifice for us on the cross, we have so much to be grateful for, in ALL circumstances.  This is "God's will for us".

Continuing to give thanks on this Thanksgiving Day...

A-apples, apple picking

 B-Beppe; her joy for living
C- Curtis; his sincerity and affection

D-Deborah; the joy she brings into our lives


F-family/ immediate family and extended family

G-games with family

H-husband; his love and the fun he loves to have

I-imagination/ how she loves pretend play; listening to her play with her sister and her cousin

J-Jesse; his kindness and helpfulness

K-kin; so blessed with such a great family

L-leaves and their beautiful colours

M-marriage; our love for each other

 N-Nicole; her fun loving personality

O-October; October weather, celebrations, fall colours

P-pumpkins; two given to them from their uncle

Q-queen and others in position of royalty and ruling

R-reading; how he LOVES to read

 S-smiles; how she lights up the camera

T-Thanksgiving dinner; the loud dinners (with my family) and the not so loud dinner (Paul's family)

U-unburdened; how we can take all of our burdens and concerns and lay them at the foot of the cross

V-vacations; our one night get away as a family at Great Wolf Lodge

W-weather; the changing of seasons

X-xenophilia/ our attraction to foreign peoples, cultures, and customs (particularly Ethiopia!)

Y-yard; so much room to play and beautiful leaves decorating the grass

Z- zany; her fun, zany character 

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