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Seasons of Thanksgiving


I am privileged to be a contributing writer over at 5 Minutes for Faith.  All through the month of November, the writers there will be sharing what we are thankful for.  Will you join us?

In my post today, I am sharing about being thankful in the hard seasons of life, and how God has revealed Himself to me through them.  Here is a little excerpt:

It’s taken me a while to admit that I am thankful for the ashes in my life.  I haven’t always seen beauty there, but the Lord is teaching me to see, with eyes wide open, the beauty that can grow out of hard places.


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Gratitude A to Z

I am so grateful for God’s Word.  I thought it would be fun to share some of my favorite scriptures through the alphabet.  I am going to use the first scripture that pops into my head for each letter.  I am sure I will have to dig for a few of them.

Here we go!


“Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the LORD rises upon you.”
(Isaiah 60:1)


“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.”
(Matthew 5:3)


“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.”
(Matthew 11:38)


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ABC’s of Thanks

Finding Joy | The ABC's of Thanks

I am linking up with Rachel at Finding Joy for the ABC’s of Thanks.  This is a simple and creative way to share what I am thankful for.

A –  Asparagus (grilled, BBQ’d, oven baked – LOVE it!)
B –  Blogging sisters!
C –  Coffee (any way it comes!)

D –  Daughters!
E –  Eternal life
F –

G –  God’s never ending Grace!
H –  Health
I –  “I love you’s” by my children
J –  JOY
K –  Keurig coffee makers  (can you tell I LOVE coffee)

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ABC’s Of Thanks

Finding Joy | The ABC's of Thanks I am linking up with Rachel at Finding Joy for the ABCs of Thanks.  Given that Thanksgiving is just two days away, I thought this would be a great way for me to express what I am thankful for. Alyssa, my first born precious girl! ible. I could not survive without God’s Word. It is life to me. Coffee.  Need I say more? Deep longing.  It keeps my heart pursuing my Jesus! Eternity.  I get to spend my forever with God! Friendships. So thankful for all of the women in my life. Grace. Without it, I wouldn’t be where I am today. Healing. I serve a God who still heals today! Iced lattes.  Even in the Winter time. Joy. It’s so much more than being happy. Kisses. I love kisses from my kiddos! Laughter.  It is medicine to the soul! Moments. Sometimes, those are all I have. ight. It’s when I am most productive. Oranges.  One of the few fruits I will eat. rovision.  God is faithful!. Quietness. Seldom, but so thankful when it does happen. Rain. It brings refreshing! alvation. So thankful He first loved me! Time. I always have enough. Umbrellas. Shelter from the storm. Visions. Thankful for what God shows me in the spirit. Wisdom. Without it, I would be tossing in the wind. Xtra sleep. Not often, but so nice when it does happen! Yes! I love the “yes” that God has placed in my spirit! Zebras. I couldn’t think of anything else!
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