Tuesday, November 24, 2009

So Much To Thank Him For

While I should be thankful year-round, I'll shamefully admit this is really the only time of year I STOP and think just exactly how THANKFUL I am for the blessings God has bestowed upon my family.

There is the frequent "I'm so thankful" or "Thank you Lord" during other times of the year, days, weeks, months, etc. but this is the time of year I really, really focus on being THANKFUL.

I can't help but think of a song that a group in my church sings, called "So Much To Thank Him For"....here is the chorus, and it has been in my head all day long today....

"and I've got so much to thank Him for, so much to praise Him for, well you see He's been so good to me, and when I think of what He's done, (insert tears right about here), and where He's brought me from, I've got so much to thank Him for"

It's a well known fact that we're a bunch of "criers" at the church I go to. (is crier a word?) I tease a lot and say that to be a member, you have to donate a box of tissues!

If you know me and are from 'round these here parts, you are laughing, cause you KNOW it's true! We cry about everything! We cry when the preacher preaches (not cause it's bad, because it's not), we cry when we sing, when we pray, when we take an offering, when the piano plays, when we watch videos, we cry, well...you get the picture. We cry about most things. Suffice to say, when the song I mentioned above is sung, we cry about that too.

I'm nearly certain in the back of the membership guide it tells women to wear waterproof mascara! HA! (and now I'm really laughing because if you remember the OLD Church of God, you'll know that they did not let the women wear make-up--my how times have changed! Let me tell you if I showed up with no make-up, they would probably ask me to go home and put some on before I came back to church and grieved the Holy Spirit!) HA-HA! All in good fun, don't worry, I'm just kidding about all that! (well, not about the old church, but you know what I mean!)

In light of the fact that Thanksgiving is Thursday, here's a small list and by no means complete of what I'm THANKFUL for this holiday season.....

-my family
-children who are healthy
-good friends
-a home
-my job
-American soldiers fighting so I can have freedom!
-MANY MANY other things!




  1. Oh girlfriend I'm such a crier too! It drives me nuts, crying makes my contact lens all blurry lol. I cry alot in church and when it comes to my boys I lose it! I've already decided not to wear make-up to their Christmas play at church.

  2. I was crying in church Sunday night over the praise songs--how nuts is that?! I can totally relate to what you are saying.

  3. you know me, I'm not a crier....usually!! But this time of year, mascara is out of the question!!!

  4. I am thankful for having you as a friend! Have a blessed Thanksgiving Charon!

  5. We are blessed!! Could you pass me a tissue?

    Happy Thanksgiving!!

  6. I think the word you were looking for may be "crybabies." Yep...that's what we are. I often think of the evangelist (from years ago)that said he was so conscious of the "face" he made when crying that he asked the Lord to please help him keep from crying...and several years went by that he could NOT shed a tear. He prayed MANY a prayer to have that emotion given back to him and after some time it came back...now he doesn't worry about the faces he makes, he's just grateful to be able to cry again. Good blog...we can't ever thank the Lord enough! Tears are a language God understands...

  7. We have so much to be thankful for! Speaking of crying, I was just watching a St. Jude's program and had to turn it off b/c I could not stop crying thinking about sick little children. It was heartbreaking! Hope you had a great Thanksgiving!


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