"Just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live in Him, rooted and built up in Him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness.
I continue to strive (and struggle) to "live in Him, rooted and built up in Him...and overflowing with thankfulness". It is so easy to be ungrateful when we COMPARE. We often compare our houses to other houses, or our relationships to others', our children, our jobs, our climate (it's been a rather lengthy winter, but I'm trying not to complain), etc. When we use the word "IF" and when we compare our lives to what we might think of as something better, we become ungrateful.
Continuing to give thanks (even for our cold weather!)...
-our weather and the beautiful warm sunshine today
-the beautiful flowers that my husband grows, reminding me of spring
-the fun she had with her friends from church at an indoor play place
-her energy and excitement
-how the two boys laugh so hard, it brings them to tears
-watching a Disney movie with their older cousin
-our awesome sermon last night reminding us of the power and importance of prayer