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Cultivating the habit of thankfulness: Week #3

Sundays are a slow day on the blog and I have a feeling folks may be tiring of this exercise of turning the thankless parts of our lives into points of thankfulness. But I’m going to go ahead with it anyway.   Again, the idea comes from Leah’s blog.   Please post your notes of thank…
By Seth Barnes
By Seth Barnes
Sundays are a slow day on the blog and I have a feeling folks may be tiring of this exercise of turning the thankless parts of our lives into points of thankfulness. But I’m going to go ahead with it anyway.
 
Again, the idea comes from Leah’s blog.
 
Please post your notes of thankfulness below. The first three last week were: Unfaithfulness of my husband, bitterness, and depression. To prime your pump, here are a few others:
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Dear Alopecia –

Thank you for helping me to realize that I don’t need hair to be
beautiful! Thank you for allowing God to instill in me an indentity and
beauty that I never knew I had. Thank you for not being cancer.

Rachel
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Dear litigation,

You are teaching me how to love those who treat others unfairly; and
yes, to love those who position themselves as enemies.

May your will be done…

Kathy

Comments (9)

  • Dear Transition

    Thanks for reminding me that this life isn’t about me but about God’s will and His Kingdom. You help me grieve the past but look forward to the future. You help keep me from becoming an old, boring, motionless, cynical disciple by continually making me delve deeper into trusting God’s perfect leadership.

    Thanks,
    Steph

  • Dear fragile trust,
    Thank you for driving me to my knees.

    And dear pals,
    Thank you for giving me reason to meet God on my knees with the question, “Can I trust him (or her).” The freedom I’m still uncovering in that answer is revolutionary to my once fortressed heart; “Does it matter? You can trust Me.” Hello world. Hello uncertainty. Hello ether. I found this hope and I’d be happy to tell you where.

  • Dear mistakes,

    Thanks for coming around just when I think I’ve got it all together. Sometimes I think I’m doing quite well and then you appear and I’m forced to remember that I’m human.

    Thanks,
    Suzanne

  • I am not tired of this exercise, or way of thinking. I believe it is important to keep in the fore as it shifts the paradigm of our me centerdness…

    I also want to shout out to Rachel to say kudos to you for dealing with a difficult experience, and let you know, if you don’t already about Camp Discovery through the American Academy of Dermatology. My husband is a Dermatologist and Camp Director at Camp Horizon in PA, and we always welcome those who would like to come and serve.

    Peace, Kathy

  • I visited this sight several times over the past few weeks on the weekends and I wasnt in a thankful place!!I spent the weekend at a passion power& purpose conference where Graham Cooke was the speaker and Jason Upton lead worship.
    the premise of the conference was that alot of us werent walking in are calling yet),(were behind).The Lord gave me the next step before I left.Im in a much better place now and I thank GOD for his longsuffering.

  • Emotions, self pity and loss of perspective. You came over me yesterday and I became angry, self absorbed and discouraged….THANK YOU…today I am none of those things and my understanding of God and His ways is even greater. Thanks for being the segway to a deeper trust in the Lord and for helping me to accept that I am a stranger here on Earth….that inwardly I groan for adoption as a Son in glory!! It is good to be in the wilderness because there I am broken and put back together in such a better way. You thought you had me, but HE came to my rescue!!

  • Dear Vietnamese Exchange Rate,

    Thank you for being so low that I get 20,000 Dong to every US dollar, ensuring that I overspend my budget by a fortune every day by overestimating my purchasing power. You are materially improving the lives of the Vietnamese people everywhere I go.

    Cheers,
    Joe

  • Olá pessoal! Sou professora da escola bíblica dominical e estou querendo construir uma igreja e um playground no subúrbio de nossa cidade para evangelizar as crianças daquele local. Gostaria que o projeto fosse adequado as condições de nossa região: energia solar, captação de água de chuva para regar as plantas, amplas janelas para ventilar o ambiente. Sei que o Senhor irá tocar o coração de vocês para me ajudar nesse projeto. Thanks!
    Minist̩rio Infantil de Adora̤̣o e Louvor РIgreja Batista de Santana РSantana РBahia РBrazil

  • Dear Legs-

    Thank you for hurting after that long bike ride. You reminded me that I’m soooo fortunate to have legs that work. I’m sorry that I take you for granted.

    Love, Erin

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