In Everything Give Thanks

  1. The manifestation of His “kindness and love” (Titus 3:4) in His gift of His Son to us. (12-25-13; 6:54 am)
  2. Nochebuena. (12-24-13; 3:48 am)
  3. Hot drinks for sore throats. (12-23-13; 3:25 am)
  4. More sleep this night than I’ve had in the last several! (12-22-13; 3:33 am)
  5. Some sleep these nights, plus gradually improving health. (12-21-13; 3:47 am)
  6. Bringing Dora here safely for a Christmas visit. (12-19-13; 2:25 am)
  7. Ibuprofen, which I took in the wee hours of the morning to break my chills and fever so I could go to sleep. (12-18-13; 6:52 am)
  8. A desktop computer. (12-17-13; 6:26 am)
  9. Jesus’ commitment to His own — “He loved them to the end” (John 13:1). (12-16-13; 5:51 am)
  10. Angels, His ministering spirits for us. (12-15-13; 6:42 am)
  11. Being “glorious in holiness, fearful in praises, doing wonders” (Exodus 15:11). (12-14-13; 5:53 am)
  12. Two out-of-the-blue book sales in the last 24 hours. (12-12-13; 2:57 pm)
  13. Hope. (12-11-13; 5:24 am)
  14. The grace of the gracious, the mercy of the merciful, and the patience of the patient. (12-10-13; 5:49 am)
  15. The Amazon Associates program through which I can set up a little God’s Post store. 🙂 (12-9-13; 8:18 am)
  16. The Christian’s hope of meeting the Lord in the air. (12-8-13; 6:50 am)
  17. Bringing Ernie Miller into our lives. We’ll sure miss having him at church Sunday mornings! (12-7-13; 7:02 am)
  18. His promise of peace. (12-6-13; 5:13 am)
  19. Hospitals and specialty clinics for my cancer-struck friends. (12-5-13; 4:44 am)
  20. Choice of cold-weather garments to don. (12-4-13; 5:52 pm)
  21. Electric heaters and intermittent sunshine. (12-3-13; 11:49 am)
  22. Having several options of things to put here this morning! 🙂 (12-2-13; 8:19 am)
  23. Your presence here right now, reading this. Please tell me one thing for which you are thankful. (12-1-13; 6:55 am)
  24. His hope, grace, peace, mercy, lovingkindness, wisdom, strength, and justice. (2-18-13; 4:25 am)
  25. The Lord’s Day. (2-17-13; 6:40 am)
  26. OTCs. (2-16-13; 5:36 am)
  27. Not just being available to me, but for seeking me out. (2-15-13; 5:53 am)
  28. Cough drops, orange juice, various teas, and plain old water for my sore throat. (2-13-13; 7:03 am)
  29. Light for my heart and soul — John 8:12. (2-10-13; 6:30 am)
  30. A new battery for my ThinkPad R51e, at last! (2-9-13; 1:13 pm)
  31. Abundant life (John 10:10) and eternal life (1 John 5:11) in His Son. (2-5-13; 6:09 am)
  32. Deliverance — from sin, from danger, from discouragement. (2-2-13; 6:59 am)
  33. His love for me in an unlovely, unloving, hateful world. (2-1-13; 5:42 am)
  34. Helping me think that it might be Zone Alarm causing my ThinkVantage update to hang just before completion. (1-30-13; 8:24 pm)
  35. His reminders to remember Him. (1-26-13; 7:00 am)
  36. A properly functioning ThinkPad once again. (1-23-13; 1:33 pm)
  37. Light fog. (1-18-13; 6:37 am)
  38. Operating funds. (1-17-13; 7:06 am)
  39. No nightmares last night. (1-16-13; 6:04 am)
  40. All that neat, thick, silvery frost we had this morning. (1-12-13; 10:08 pm)
  41. Helpers! (1-11-13; 5:58 pm)
  42. Ginger root tea for my middle and ibuprofen for my top. (1-9-13; 6:00 am)
  43. Sleep. (1-6-13; 7:23 am)
  44. Surrounding me with people I can trust. (1-5-13; 6:57 am)
  45. Hope, renewed. (1-4-13; 6:28 am)
  46. His promise: “satisfy thy soul in drought” (Isaiah 58:11), which I read here earlier this morning. (1-3-13; 6:38 am)
  47. Very positive initial review of the materials I submitted for the writing job for which I’m trying out. (1-2-13; 1:26 pm)
  48. The opportunity to start over and make changes any time, not just at the beginning of a new year. (1-1-13; 7:00 am)
  49. A furnace that works, a car that works, a fuel container that works, a fuel station close by that works, money that works — they all “came together” this morning so we could have warm air in the house. (12-31-12; 7:57 am)
  50. Grown children that look out for their parents. (12-30-12; 7:14 am)
  51. That person’s Christian generosity. (12-29-12; 12:13 pm)
  52. Youth sponsors who plan special activities for our church youth group. (12-28-12; 9:47 pm)
  53. God’s Post subscribers. (12-27-12; 1:35 pm)
  54. Granting Dora another day at home with us. (12-26-12; 8:10 am)
  55. Sending “his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him” (1 John 4:9) (12-25-12; 6:54 am)
  56. My friend from long ago who reentered my life briefly today and prayed for me. (12-22-12; 9:50 pm)
  57. Two nice visitors this morning. (12-21-12; 2:22 pm)
  58. Helping me replace the car’s fuel filter yesterday…even though I totally forgot to appeal to Him for help. (12-20-12; 6:56 am)
  59. Hope and courage from His Word. (12-19-12; 5:27 am).
  60. His protection through the night. (12-18-12; 5:29 am).
  61. The patient, gracious, Christ-like people in my online life. (12-17-12; 2:59 pm).
  62. The beautiful orange in the sunrise this morning. (12-15-12; 7:40 am)
  63. A slowly expanding revenue stream. (12-13-12; 8:01 am)
  64. A friend who texted me a very encouraging verse this morning. (12-12-12; 7:16 pm)
  65. Keeping my ThinkPad from damage after I pulled it to the floor at school at 11:11 this morning. (12-11-12; 10:23 pm).
  66. The warm head sock presently installed on my chilly cranium. (12-11-12; 7:18 am)
  67. The sister who closed her testimony in church last night with a statement that was particularly encouraging to me. (12-10-12; 2:10 pm)
  68. My friend TravisM’s safe return from Costa Rica this evening. (12-8-12; 10:40 pm)
  69. A little canyon and a little woods in which to spin the dog and exercise my legs. (12-8-12; 12:26 pm)
  70. Sending a buyer a few minutes ago a book I’ve had on Amazon since last Christmas season. (12-7-12; 7:51 am)
  71. That obnoxious, abrasive, rude guy (or is it a gal?) who keeps finding ways to mock, criticize, and demean me and/or my work. (12-6-12; 2:59 pm)
  72. Half a tank of furnace fuel…and I thought it was running-on-fumes empty. (12-6-12; 8:57 am)
  73. The wonder and the magic and the marvelous convenience of the plain old pencil. (12-5-12; 5:46 pm)
  74. All the close misses on the busy road in front of our house. (12-5-12; 7:03 am)
  75. Customers spending money at our 20% off sale. (12-4-12; 10:00 pm)
  76. Faith. (12-4-12; 6:08 am)
  77. A place to live. (12-3-12; 6:12 am)
  78. Carefully, lovingly, wisely measuring out life’s “negatives.” (12-2-12; 6:30 am)
  79. A possible work-from-home job writing the teacher’s guide for a new Bible curriculum! (12-1-12; 7:21 pm)
  80. The warm air that must be coming out of the ducts (I’m not cold). (12-1-12; 5:56 pm)
  81. The people who are nice to me…even though I deserve less than that. (12-1-12; 12:33 pm)
  82. The idea to run a 20% discount sale at Anabaptist Bookstore. (11-30-12; 10:32 pm)
  83. Fuel in the furnace tank and warm air out the ducts. (11-30-12; 7:51 am)
  84. Loyal children who are such a blessing and encouragement. (11-29-12; 7:53 am)
  85. A wife who doesn’t berate me for my string of failures. (11-28-12; 4:48 pm)

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