Sunday, July 10, 2016

Give Thanks

In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you. I Thessalonians 5:18

This week began with many reasons to give thanks; freedom, family, vacations, barbecues, and so much more, but there have also been hard, tragic things this week. I have seen thanksgiving even in the hard things. I've seen many people expressing their thanks to the law enforcement officers who risk their lives daily to keep us safe. I've seen the policemen go the extra mile to help those in dire circumstances. Through all the tragedy and heartache, there has been much giving of thanks. I am thankful so many have stopped and taken time to notice each other, lend a helping hand and say "Thank you". 

Hey Kids:
What are you thankful for this week?
Ask Mom or Dad for a calendar or make one on the computer. 
Each day write 3 things in the block that make you thankful.
You may have sad things happen this week, but there will still be a reason to give thanks. 
You may have funny things for which you can give thanks. 
At the end of the month, look back over all that has occurred. 
God's blessings will surprise you.

Hey Parents:
You may want to begin a journal of thanks as well. 
Ann Voskamp has a free list in her Joy Dare Collection for each day of the month. 
Perhaps you and your family can make a journal calendar together. 

Together, may we learn to give thanks in all things because this is God's will in Christ Jesus concerning us. 

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