The Gratefulness Project

My husband and I always try to talk to our children about gratefulness. Sometimes the answers are funny. But at other times they are reflective and make me think about what I need to change. As I was pondering His goodness to me, the following praises came to mind. These are just a drop in the bucket… there are so many more. I could write a book from all the blessings we’ve received over the years! Many prayers answered, food and necessities provided, needs met, educational goals accomplished, and much more. His mercy is new every morning and His love endures forever. HAPPY… that my older children are thriving at their new school. 

TIRED… from such a busy schedule and little sleep, but feeling rested in Jesus. 

DELIGHTED… at the wonderful personality our toddler, Carson, is developing as he grows! ENCOURAGED… by so many people in our church and community, especially women, wanting to learn more about God’s word. 

IN LOVE… with my wonderful husband. 

GRATEFUL… for all Jesus has given us – a wonderful church, a warm home, vehicles to drive, healthy food, and more. 

THANKFUL… for the friends and family He has given us the privilege to know and love, near and far. They have encouraged and supported us above and beyond what we could have ever expected or asked for. We thank Jesus daily for you! 

PEACE… in knowing the Prince of Peace who reigns in my life. 

ANTICIPATING… the future of our journey together. 

There is so much more to come. There is so much here now! I could just burst with extreme gratitude. 🙂 God has kept us throughout these many years of ministry. What would YOU put on your list? Ask yourself, your spouse, and your children. I guarantee you will be delighted and probably surprised. Make sure you keep your heart open to their honest assessment, especially if it has to do with ministry life. The things of this world do not matter. Only Jesus. In Him alone do I put my trust. Believe me, it’s worth it. “Rejoice always; pray without ceasing; in everything give thanks; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” I Thessalonians 5:16-18 

~ Stephanie

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