11.01.2013

Thankful November: Day 1!

Five years ago, I began posting a simple, daily status update during November with things that I was thankful for. And there was a sweet response from many of my Facebook friends! It's become a tradition, and this is the first year I'll be a) blogging more about it, and b) inviting you all to join in!

Here are some verses that come to mind when I think about making a habit of being thankful:

Give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus! [1 Thessalonians 5:18]

Oh! Give thanks to the Lord,
call upon His name;
make known His deeds
among the peoples!
[Psalm 105:1]

Every good and perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, in whom there is no variation or shadow of turning!! [James 1:17]

{There are many more! I'd love it if you share your favorite "thankful" verses, too!}

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Today, I'm thankful for:

Jesus, and His unfathomable patience with me, a sinner! The whole idea of the marriage covenant - how beautiful. The radiant warmth of the pellet stove on chilly fall evenings. Singing praise songs with my daughters after breakfast. The times when Will makes the bed or puts away clean clothes. Having a washer & dryer in the kitchen. Piping hot tea in my favorite mug, cozied under handmade quilts with giggly little girls. God supplying all our needs - in ordinary and extraordinary ways. My Beautiful You ladies - all of them. Dear friendships that can pick right up where we left off, even if it's been a while.

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It's your turn! What are you thankful for today??

Thankful,
for His glory!
~Lisha

I may be sharing this at these lovely Link-up parties!

12 comments:

  1. Thankful November is a Wonderful idea for your blog. Today, I am so thankful and astounded by answered prayer.
    Oh, give thanks to the LORD.

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    1. Amen!! It's so sweet to see Him answer prayer!!

      Thank you for the encouragement, Barbara! Have a blessed week :)
      ~Lisha

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  2. I am grateful to have come across your blog! I enjoy reading posts by women of my faith. Psalm 97:12 is another good one :)

    ~Brittnei

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    1. Oh! That is kind of you! :)

      I love the Psalms - I will look that verse up in the morning with my girls. Thank you for sharing!

      Blessings!
      ~Lisha :)

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  3. This is so beautiful! Thank you for sharing your heart with us. We are trying to do this too. It is amazing how a heart of thankfulness changes your entire day. We have so much to be thankful for.

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    1. We sure do! The reminder to "give thanks in all circumstances" does wonders for a heart. :)

      ~Lisha

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  4. Great encouragement to all of us to be thankful! I love reading gratitude posts in November and seeing all the different things people are thankful for. So fun!
    Holly - your neighbor at Essential Things linkup! :-)

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    1. Thanks, Holly! I'm so glad to be your neighbor :)

      It is interesting to see what others give thanks for, and it often puts so much of my life in perspective.

      Thank you for your kindness!
      ~Lisha

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  5. I love the discipline of being thankful. I think the attitude brings so much glory to God and rewards us tremendously.
    Thanks so much for sharing at Essential Fridays.
    Blessings
    Mel

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    1. I think you're right, Mel! :)

      ~Lisha

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  6. This is such good idea, Lisha. I am thankful for my family!! Thanks so much for sharing this on my blog.

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    1. You're welcome! :D Family is such a beautiful gift to be grateful for :)

      ~Lisha

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