Thursday, June 24, 2010

Thankful Hearts

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Colossians 3:15-16 ~ Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom, and as you sing psalms, hymns and spiritual songs with gratitude in your hearts to God.

When you get in the habit of praising the Lord and giving Him thanks, you find your whole attitude changing. It's hard to stay down and depressed when you are giving Him thanks!

Here is my list of thankful things this week:

♫ A start on my summer plans.

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♫ An early morning sanctuary to meet with the Lord.

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♫ Nathan got a job working at a lumber yard.

♫ Learning new skills while having fun.

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♫ An opportunity to finally meet face to face with a dear friend I've known for about 7-8 years. I know it sounds strange, but Jenni & I met through a homeschool website and it's like we were twins separated at birth. After years of chatting almost every day, we met last weekend. We spent a wonderful five hours visiting together!

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♫ Wonderful news that Stephen passed all his Regents exams! I was especially thrilled because after homeschooling for the past 8 years, he never has really had a major exam like that, and yet he transitioned into public school well.

What are you thankful for this week?