Wednesday, November 9, 2016

30 Days of Thanks 2016: Day 9

Today, I give thanks for the little joys in life that God has given me:

  • school projects where the kids do their best work and are artistic.

  • having enough energy to get some things done on my long to-do list.
  • homemade ham and beans and hearing, "This is the best thing I've ever eaten."
  • grace when I had forgotten to pay the flute teacher last month and didn't even realize it.
  • for a late night swim.
  • for Scriptures like these that refocus my thinking in the midst of many voices sending many conflicting messages.
"Therefore, as God's chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity." Colossians 3: 12-14
 

 "Rejoice in the Lord always, I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. ...
Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable--if anything is excellent or praiseworthy--think about such things. Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me- put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you."  Philippians 4:4-9

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