The following is something I posted in 2007 on another site.
This is the first Thanksgiving since the start of this blog. Just a note to myself and anyone else who might have an interest.
I am a person who endeavors to be thankful every day. First of all thankful to our Creator who has given us all things for blessing us. The air we breathe, the ground upon which we walk, the beating of our hearts; He gives us every beat. At His own will and discretion He could take us to our eternal destiny. Be thankful today of all days.
I am thankful for my family and friends as well. The Creator has given them to me to love and enjoy and to learn from them as well; and I pray I can be as good a family member and friend they have been to me. My wife is the gem, the jewel of my life. She was a gift from the Creator for sure.
Just over a year ago in September, on the 21st of September, as a matter of fact my wife had a rare heart surgery for an anuerism of the aorta of her heart. The surgery was a success; and she went for a annual exam yesterday with a CT scan and all looked good. For that I am thankful.
I am thankful for the five children the LORD has given me as well. They are all different in many ways, with very different personalities, and gifts. For that I am thankful too. I am thankful for my 12 grandchildren, and are they all so grand. I am thankful too that we have two already with Jesus.
I am thankful for the family I grew up in; my mother and father, brother, sisters; aunts and uncles, cousins; and all my fore fathers. Without them all I would not be who I am today.
I am thankful for so many things, and one last thing I want to let the world know is that I am thankful for our home and the land on which we live. It is God’s gift to us. I pray I will be a good steward of all the LORD has given me.
Thank YOU LORD.
Thankful on the banks of Flat Creek.
Last week was full of surprise and activity. That makes for an interesting time and keeps things moving; though sometimes it would be nice for things to slow down a bit.
One thing I like about Monday is that it is a new beginning. The start of a new week. It is a time for reflection for me, and I pray for others as well. Of course I get up early almost every morning, and by early I do not mean 6:00 a.m. I mean more like 3:30 a.m. I enjoy that time of day. There are no interruptions while I read, pray and write. It is probably one of the most productive times of my day.
I know that everyone cannot enjoy a 3:30 a.m. getting up time; but you miss so much if you are not up, at least before the sun starts to rise over the horizon. It is a beautiful sight to behold. The glory of the creation of our God and Savior.
Enjoy the day whatever time your getting up time is. I pray you will meet God somewhere within the day. A time when you know you have encountered Him, and enjoy Him, and love Him forever; because He first loved us.