Monday, November 19, 2012


A great thing about Thanksgiving is that the holiday describes a Christian attitude I should have all the time. It's really hard to celebrate Thanksgiving while having an ungrateful this morning, ahead of this great American tradition my mind is moved to the things I'm thankful for (hopefully this will trigger some thanksgiving in your heart as well) 1. I'm thankful for my wife - best 27 1/2 years of my life and my favorite person in the world. 2. I'm thankful for my sons - by far my favorite artist and preacher are represented in these two lives that are truly a part of me. 3. I'm thankful for God's calling on my life to preach. I am so grateful to have a place to preach every Sunday (I'm also thankful for that place - Eastview Christian Church) 4. I'm thankful for food to eat. This Thursday, I'll gather with Sara's family in Cincinnati and some of my favorite tastes in the world (turkey with gravy and pecan pie among them) will be on the table. I'm thankful for that. 5. I'm thankful for my health. I'm planning on running a Thanksgiving Day 10K in Cincy with my sister-in-law and niece...glad my legs, heart and lungs still work. 6. I'm thankful for the team of people I work with here at church. I know I'm supposed to say that as the pastor, but I truly mean it...grateful for each one. 7. I'm thankful that the grace of Jesus has saved me, the Spirit guides me and the Father will bring me home someday. Words cannot express. All praise to an awesome God from whom all blessings flow. Thank you Lord!

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