Thursday, November 22, 2012

30 Things I'm Thankful for This November

1.  That Jesus saved me from my sins and gives me grace enough for each day
2.  For my wife Stephanie who encourages me, forgives me, inspires me, sharpens me, and is tons of fun to be with
3.  That my three children are healthy, intelligent, energetic, spontaneous, fun, and loving
4.  For my church family and all the wonderful people we're building relationships with there as we serve and connect and worship
5.  For a home that is bigger than we need and all the things inside it's walls that mark us as a blessed and provided for family
6.  That God gave me parents who love him, nourished my faith, and continue to love and support me always
7.  For siblings who I can count on for anything, and who pray for me and encourage me whenever I need it
8.  For neighbors who are fun, generous, helpful, and loving towards me and my family
9.  For a family through marriage that is loving, generous and always helpful
10.  That I have a job to pay my bills and buy a few extras
11.  That my kids can go to a private, Christian school to learn not only about math and science, but about Jesus too
12.  For the experiences in my past, good and bad, that have made me the person I am today
13.  For God's new mercy and grace everyday
14.  For a mind that learns quickly, makes connections easily, and understands most things without too much effort
15.  To live in a city with all kinds of opportunities for our family to engage and have fun with others and with one another
16.  That I was able to attend seminary and receive a Master's of Divinity degree on scholarship
17.  For friends new and old that have invested in my family and I in countless ways
18.  That I was able to play college hockey and for the friendships I gained while doing so
19.  Opportunities to travel and share messages about Jesus in different churches
20.  For the healing that comes from Jesus and the way He can rebuild relationships and souls
21.  For the memories we made as a family this year including water park hotels, sports, travel to the cabin, and countless movie nights with popcorn
22.  That my parents are still alive and doing well after moving to a new home up north
23.  That my sister is married and expecting her very first child next year
24.  That I have a hope in the great work God is doing in my life and the excitement that come when trying to follow His lead
25.  For all the new people I have met at work and for the chance I have to show Jesus to them in the way I lead
26.  For the chance to learn new things and develop new skills after being selected to open a new Walmart store in Lakeville
27.  That my body is healthy and functioning well
28.  For all the new friendships, opportunities, and experiences that came along this year
29.  That I was able to coach Andrew's tee ball team this summer and that we were the Boston Red Sox
30.  And for all the countless blessings Jesus has chosen to bestow upon my family and I that we are undoubtedly unaware of



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