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Thanksgiving Top 10

It’s that time of year where we reflect on the wonderful lives God has blessed us with. Each year, we begin the Thanksgiving season with a list of things we are especially thankful for. Here is my 2017 version.

I’m thankful for: (in NO particular order)


  1. Amazing Grace. It all starts with the love of our Savior. I’m thankful He died for us and forgives our sins. God’s Grace covers a multitude of sin and we need it every day.
  2. Education. From grade school to advanced degrees, life is better if we are Learners. But, We cannot allow Academia to “educate” our children with “faithless beliefs.” As parents, we cannot teach our children that Education is Mandatory and Our Faith Optional. Our foundation of Faith is primary to our experience as a life-long learner.
  3. America. We have our differences, but are still the envy of every other country in the world. Countless people die each year attempting to get on our soil to experience the freedoms we all enjoy. I am so grateful to live in this great country. God BLESS America, Land that I love!
  4. Chick-fil-a. 3 times a day! No further explanation needed!!!
  5. Doubters and Haters. Haters make us Greater. They motivate us to succeed and prove them wrong. We all NEED those who doubt us. I can do ALL things through Christ who strengthens me.
  6. Off Buttons. I could not make it without turning OFF my cell phone, turning OFF the nightly news (it’s all so depressing), turning OFF Social Media. We have to turn off our minds often and push the reset button. Don’t let cable news and what people post get to you! Turn it OFF!
  7. You Version Bible Plans. This app and its daily, weekly plans have been an inspiration for 100’s of Millions of us. It has given us Word knowledge with daily life applications for all age levels.
  8. The” Hillsong” TV Channel. The best in Worship music videos and some of the greatest preaching available 24/7, 365. Sometimes we have CHURCH in our house!
  9. Family. No list is complete without family. If you don’t know my wife and my girls, I’m really sorry. While none of us are perfect, (I’m far from it) we have a good time with life and they are amazing. My Mom and Dad and other family members are close and we truly enjoy each other.
  10. Joy and Pain, Sunshine and Rain. You can’t appreciate one without the other. “If I never had a problem, I wouldn’t know that God could solve them”- Andre Crouch

I challenge each of you to compile your own list and post it. There is something powerful when we pen our thoughts on paper and post it. May God bless you and your family this most special time of the year.

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