Sunday, December 22, 2013

day 30...thankful heart

“You say, 'If I had a little more, I should be very satisfied.' You make a mistake. If you are not content with what you have, you would not be satisfied if it were doubled.” 
 Charles H. Spurgeon

Thankful for...

~sermon today reminding us to listen to Him and not the world
~a meal spent outside with family
~the amazing "summer" day in winter
~realizing we are here and how quickly 2013 went
~His grace
~the Holy Spirit's filling and the gift of forgiveness
~calling on the LORD...and He always hear
~God's faithfulness
~His love of helping us grow in patience
~a home of our own
~five amazing sons and being able to see that
~a husband who perseveres, loves, and humbles himself 
~a marriage and family that is held and knit together by God's grace - not by our own efforts but by Christ's work and conviction in us.  His love is an unconditional gift I could never earn or deserve.
~beautiful biological brothers growing up together in their God appointed family
~beautiful sisters from different parts of a country growing up in this same God appointed family
~being part of this beautiful family by a God appointed marriage 
~pork roasts on a grill that weren't dry or burned!
~real food
~grace, grace, grace for this girl's stinky attitude sometimes :)
~love...the true meaning
~a service celebrating a life ending early but glorifying the Father and the joy of His promises
~"O Holy Night" and it's beautiful verses 
~truth and the Truth

[ The Shepherds and the Angels ] And in the same region there were shepherds out in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And an angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were filled with great fear. And the angel said to them, “Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. Luke 2:8-11 ESV

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