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Be Filled

This is the first morning that I can remember when I physically have not felt like writing. Lot’s of times I have problems coming up with good ideas, but today, the thoughts in my head are competing for space with junk in my sinus cavities and my head feels like it’s not exactly on my shoulders correctly.

That will go away shortly, but after today’s deadline I am sure, so let’s continue the thankful theme and draw a conclusion to last Tuesday’s post.

“Let the message about Christ, in all its richness, fill your lives. Teach and counsel each other with all the wisdom he gives. Sing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs to God with thankful hearts.” Colossians 3:16 NLT


Be filled with the Christ, and let it come out as thankfulness and joy, thinks that will make others better!

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Life on I75/40

Thanksgiving is over, but I wanted to add one more post about it to keep the spirit alive.  I am sure most of the turkey and pumpkin pies are long gone in your house, but the idea of being thankful needs to extend past that one weekend.

I was reminded of this yesterday on the long journey home.  The drive was fairly pleasant until I came down the on ramp merging into the traffic on I-75.  Then the fun started!  Lots of cars, lots of traffic.  I was continually happy and thankful however, as I would glance over into the northbound lane and see stopped vehicles while my southbound lane continued moving along at a good speed.

And then we got to Knoxville!

There is not much like sitting in 3 lanes of traffic and traveling 3 miles in 80 minutes.  It was during this time of stop and go and stop and go – and did I mention stop? – that my spirit of thankfulness was tested.

There I was, full, munching on peanut M&M and drinking a Coke, warm, with my family, in a working automobile with a 1/2 tank of fuel, listening to Christmas music on my iPod – and full of complaints.  Well not really full of complaints, because every time I thought about complaining, I reminded myself that I could be in a much difference place.  I could be in the car that they were pulling from the woods – or worse. And I attempted to keep looking at the great things right in front of me.

So, although I was slightly agitated, and very disappointed about the long delay in our travel plans ( it’s hard to be happy with an 8 hour trip becomes 10!), I constantly reminded myself about the spirit of thanksgiving, and how fortunate and blessed I really am.  How about you?  As you deal with the various agitations that this season brings, remember you blesses as well and keep that thankful spirit moving.


20 And give thanks for everything to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. Ephesians 5:20 New Living Translation (NLT)

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Always Be…

Continuing the weeks barrage of lets be thankful reminders….

15 And let the peace that comes from Christ rule in your hearts. For as members of one body you are called to live in peace. And always be thankful.  Colossians 3:15 New Living Translation (NLT)

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Short Week

For many of you yesterday was Monday and today is Friday!  Short weeks are nice and refreshing – and a good reason to be thankful!  Although, most of us have enough to be thankful for on regular ol’ weeks!

Anyway enjoy the uniqueness of this week and get yourself is Holiday mode.  But take a moment to remember where you real joy comes from…  and be thankful… always.

11 You have turned for me my mourning into dancing;
You have loosed my sackcloth and girded me with gladness,
12 That my soul may sing praise to You and not be silent.
O Lord my God, I will give thanks to You forever.  Psalm 30:11-12 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

Sing along.


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The Thanksgiving Chair

Let’s get the Thanksgiving week going with this video  about the Thanksgiving chair:



What a great reminder and example of a great attitude towards thankfulness, not just this week, but all the time.  Let’s use this week to help transform our thinking and approach to thanksgiving!


18 Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus. 1 Thessalonians 5:18 New Living Translation (NLT)