Day 14: 30 Days of Giving Thanks

Day 14: Today, I am giving thanks for HOPE.

30 Days of Giving ThanksYesterday, I learned that a very dear man from our church, Brother Tom, passed away. He has battled cancer for quite some time, and it finally took his life.

While my heart aches for his family and those of us who loved him, I can rejoice and have hope that we will one day see him again. He is no longer in pain, and he is no longer suffering. He is walking the streets of Heaven with Jesus.

I have suffered many losses in my lifetime, including the loss of my Daddy, but I know that one day I will see them again, and we will walk the streets of gold together.

I am so thankful for that hope of eternal life. If you don’t have that hope, and you want to find out how you can get it, please feel free to contact me. I would love to talk to you and tell you what Jesus has done for me!

What are you thankful for today?

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Day 1: 30 Days of Giving Thanks

Last year, during the month of November, I started the “30 Days of Giving Thanks.” It was such a success, and I had so many people come to me about the campaign, that I decided I needed to do it again this year. I will do my best not to repeat myself too much when it comes to what I am thankful for, but I can’t make any promises. 🙂

I hope you will join me in giving thanks this month by leaving a link below to your own thankfulness post.

Day 1: Today, I am giving thanks for my salvation.

30 Days of Giving ThanksI was born and raised in a Christian home. Christ was the center of my home, but, unfortunately, I never really “got it.” I lived a lie for many years, telling people exactly what I knew they wanted to hear, and I played the role of a good Christian girl at church, school, and around people that knew I was supposed to be a Christian. Yet I had never given my heart to Christ.

After I had kids, I continued to bring them up in church, because I knew it was what I was “supposed” to do. I even went so far as to dedicate each of my children to the Lord. Everyone (my husband included) just figured I was saved. After all, I acted like it.

In April of 2008, just a few months before I turned 30, and while I was pregnant with my 5th child, I came under real conviction. One Sunday night, I was sitting in the back of the auditorium, crying my eyes out, just wishing the preacher would start the invitation. I knew I needed to be saved.

That night, I accepted Christ as my Savior, and WOW! What a change it has made. My life is no longer lived in vain. I have a purpose, and am determined to be the wife, mother, and woman God wants me to be.

I am thankful that He never gave up on me, and that I can have the free gift of salvation. What a difference it has made in my life.

What are you thankful for today?

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