30 Days of Giving Thanks: Day 5

Today, I am giving thanks for my church.

30 Days of Giving ThanksI am so blessed to attend a wonderful country church. It’s old-fashioned, KJV Bible-believing, God-fearing church filled with some of the most wonderful people you will ever meet.

My pastor is a man of God. He stands for what is right and will not back down. He is always out visiting someone, taking care of their needs, and putting himself on the back burner. I have been blessed with wonderful pastors growing up, but Brother Tommy has a special place in my heart. He took my Yankee family in and has loved us from the moment we set foot in that church. He preaches from the heart, and I always get a touch when I hear him speak. I am blessed to have him as my pastor.

My associate pastor is also a very dear friend of the family. We all look up to him and respect and love him. If Ashley ran away from home, she’d run straight to his house. And then he’d whoop her all the way back home, because it’s her job to obey and respect her parents. {He’s actually told me that he’d do that.} Whenever I am going through a trial and need advice or prayer, I know I can go to him. My husband also goes to him whenever he needs an extra prayer or advice on something. I am so thankful that we have a friend that we can go to and get sound Biblical advice when we need it.

The music in our church is probably different than most churches out there, but that’s what makes it so special. When the Renshaw family, Ms. Heather, the Ladies, or anyone in that church sings, it’s hard not to feel the presence of the Lord. I don’t remember many services when I haven’t cried through the music. It’s unbelievably powerful and such a blessing.

I am also blessed to have several friends in church. Ladies that I could call at 3 am, and they’d drop anything to help me. One friend, more than anyone, has helped me through more trials than I can mention. Had it not been for our church, I never would have met any of these ladies, and I would have missed out on some amazing friendships.

Lastly, I’m thankful for the altar. I know it sounds crazy, but I go to the altar as often as I can. Life isn’t easy, but I can take everything I’m going through and put it on the altar and just leave it there. The altar is stained with tears – many of them mine – where I have prayed with friends, prayed with my family, cried as my children accepted Christ as their Savior, and even where I accepted Christ as my own personal Savior. That altar is my favorite spot in the entire church.

Thank you, Lord, for leading my family to this church.

What are you thankful for today?

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Angie Vinez (2893 Posts)

Angie is a wife and mother to 8. Her life revolves around cooking, cleaning, laundry, and other household duties. She is passionate about her life in Christ and wants to encourage other mothers in their own walk of faith. Angie is active on many social media networks, loves technology, photography, and graphic design, and loves creating blog designs for other mom bloggers.


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    We used to attend a GREAT country church we loved, loved, loved. I can’t believe it’s been more then five years now since it closed. You are definitely blessed to have a church you adore.
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