Give Thanks to the LORD, for… 4


-my relationship with Jesus…
-my wife…
-friends…
-my loving parents who are now in heaven.  They loved me so much and did all they could to provide a better life for me than they had.  They taught me to be grateful, to be kind, to be generous.  I loved them very much…
-the strong heart in my mother for her faith in God — who joyfully led me to lead my children and grandchildren, friends, relatives and others to God…
-good health, for my family, and for You being with me in time of trials…
-Mother — she helped me to be a giving person, always put yourself in the other person’s situation, wear their shoes and find out how they feel…
-family old and new
-during the past year my daughter was diagnosed with breast cancer, my son fell from a ladder and broke 7 ribs, my grandson broke his wrist in a fall — all are doing well.  So I am thankful to God for healing them.

-my neighbors who introduced me to this church!  My family enjoys coming so much that this is now our Sunday morning routine that puts all of us in the best frame of mind!  We all look forward to Sunday.

-parents…
-grandmother…
-neighbor Mary…
-teacher Mr. Enright…
-husband Ron…
-children Wendy & Todd…
-grandchildren…
-family, food, shelter, God, the earth, and love…

-my family and friends…

-God my reason for being…
-my wife my life friend…
-family to live for…
-Jim & Tom — encouragers at the job…
-the gospel of Jesus…
-Jesus Christ who died so that I could have eternal life…
-mother and father, brothers and sisters…
-husband…
-life-long friends…
-pastors and teachers that have taught the word of God…
-being born in a free country…
-dogs…
-wonderful God-fearing Christians who lived, walked, and talked their love for Christ and His church…
-teachers…
-friends…
-many many pastors…
-my family.  I am blessed to have a great husband — he is the best.  I am thankful I have a job and can provide for my family…
-the Lord who provided me with the most wonderful family, who are happy, healthy and truly blessed…
-calling me to You, Lord.  Thank you for my family…
-a woman named Ruth Schaff.  She was a Sunday school teacher.  She loved us and never had an unkind word.  She was so much fun.  She provided art, plays, Christmas plays combining children and adults.  All children participated, even the otherwise unpopular child.  She loved us…
-good health…
-my husband…
-God being always there for us, for giving us love, helping us find a house, for helping getting through all the tough times…
-His care for me inspite of my sins — care through war and peace and forever…
-home…
-Grandma…
-Pap
-food…
-Mom…
-Dad…
-good…
-car…
-money…
-life…
-love…
-my late husband who was so mentally healthy and loved life and pulled himself out of a “poor” childhood to achieve so much in his short life of 42 years.  He taught me so much…
-my parents who showed me the love for the family & the importance of belief in God…
-my children who truly love me…
-my wife who is so giving…
-my dad who always said do not judge…
-Mom & Dad for bringing me up in faith…
-brothers and sisters for sharing faith…
-Bill — being a faithful husband…
-Loretta Lindsey — for letting me share in the faith…
-K J Van Ek…
-JJ…
-Jon…
-my God who provides me shelter and safety…
-the two most awesome daughters in the world…
-a few wise friends…
-my parents, good examples of love beyond measure and almost nearly unconditional.  This helps me experience God’s love for us…
-my family…
-the gift of my life which continues to bring me new joys and closer to God…
-my wonderful life!  I am blessed to have loving parents, beautiful children, supportive husband and everything God has give me…
-food, shelter, and friends to make my life bountiful…
-my parents…
-early and continuous training in the ways of the Lord…
-family, friends, food, cars, happiness…
-a loving God who forgives…
-the teachers who inspired my career choice…
-a sister who watched over me and guided me…
-a loving wife who carries my life every day…
-the beautiful fall trees…
-my children…
-my great grandson…
-my loving friends…
-health and love in my family…
-guiding me through this life on earth and showing me where I can make a difference…
-my husband and our marriage…
-Aunt Kay…
-Abby — Sunday school teacher…
-my family and friends…
-family, friends and others who accept me with all my glaring peculiarities and love me anyway…
-how God continually blesses me…
-my mother and my son for all their encouragement and love…
-my husband for teaching me what love is all about…
-the love of friends at Granite Springs…
-a young lady in my Bible church school who gave me extra attention when I needed it most…
-having been blessed with a wonderful wife and family…
-the love of my family, especially my wife who led me to read the Bible…
-my family who has always been there for me…
-good health…
-my husband who is always there to support me…
-sending Your Son to save me from all my sins…
-Joe Aldridge, who made You come alive in my life…
-my many Christian friends who keep me accountable…
-that You are in total control of this fallen world…
-Mom always being there…
-argyle socks…
-peaceful evenings…
-cold beer…
-my friends…
-my mom…
-family…
-jobs and a house…
-good friends who I can share joy and sorrows with…
-Bruce…
-Rhea…
-Preston…
-God’s grace at Granite Springs…
-all who serve with joy…
-my dear friend Reba, who has been there for me though really bad times as well as many wonderful times…
-You, God…
-everyone in existence…
-my mother.  She is God’s greatest blessing to me…
-my late husband who was an encourager and loved me through my stuff.  That love gives me strength today…
-lizards, snakes, and dinosaurs…
-my family, my health, friends, and Granite Springs…
-my kids, my husband, my mom, my dad, my brother, and all my family and friends…
-that we are all healthy…
-God’s grace…
-my healthy family…
-my mom and dad…
-my mom.  She has done so much for me and more…
-my loving husband…
-the perfect wife who made me complete and happy…
-family and friends who prayed for me and helped me through my cancer treatments…
-Your unfailing love…
-Stella…
-health…
-my husband, my daughters, grandchildren, good health, and friends…
-my boys, my daughter-in-law, friends, granddaughters, and loving parents…
-a wonderful, providing family and friends…
-the support of my family…
-my wonderful husband who supports me and encourages me to do Your work…
-my beautiful church…
-my friends and family…
-all my friends and family, especially Charlie, Jack & Gramma…
-all the wonderful and supportive people in my life, beginning with my parents, first teachers and friends throughout my life…
-mom, dad and sisters…
-life and health and salvation…
-my home with my daughter Debbie, son-in-law Charlie and grandson Jack…
-Granite Springs Church and that I’m able to attend…
-my wife, guiding me, encouraging me and staying by my side, no matter what…
-my family, children, my parents, my grandmother…
-the loving family I had growing up.  My mom was the most important in making me who I am.  I no longer have her but she is always in my heart…
-my wonderful husband and children…
-all being together this Thanksgiving…
-Mrs. Mork and Scarlett for introducing me to You…
-the family I was born into and the family You’ve helped me to create…
-health and happiness…
-a good life and the promise of an even better eternal one…
-my husband Jim and Granite Springs Church…
-a cancer-free mom…
-my older brother for being the example that I needed in areas where my father fell short…
-my friend David.  May he rest in peace with You forever…
-the gift of Holly Berry — what a gift…
-wonderful loving family and successful career…
-happy and healthy children…
-my children that have grown into beautiful people…
-the Spirit of Christ in my life…
-living in a caring community like Lincoln Hills and a caring church such as Granite Springs…
-God’s unfailing love…
-my funny, smart, caring husband…
-my two kids…
-family, church family, and friends…
-my wife and kids…
-my family, my friends and my pets…
-my dad who had cancer and for being able to let my thoughts and feelings out on paper…
-family, friends, health, my church, Vasa, and God’s strength…
-family, friends, books, writing, life, good teachers, trumpet, knowing my grandpa, church, Vasa…
-mom and dad…
-God loving me and providing mentors like Bob, Annie & Joel…
-my grandparents’ faith…
-loving parents…
-the ability to love and give back…
-children who taught me so much…
-the person I am sharing my life with who helped me through hard times…
-memories…
-all those that have made my life more than I could have accomplished by myself…
-God’s never-ending faithfulness…
-my health and the abilities You’ve given me and my family…
-family, friends, love and life…
-15 years of my life, for family and friends’ support during those years…
-that I have a home to come home to…
-my whole family, especially my grandpa who is now with our Creator…
-my dog Bella…
-food…
-school…
-clothes…
-a loving spouse, healthy children, a wonderful mother-in-law and parents…
-my family and friends…
-all my loved ones…
-my friends, family and everything I own…
-parents that did their best…
-mentors who guided…
-family that gives hope…
-my wonderful wife of 45 years for the most complete life I could ever have had…
-helping Mr. Hordyk with his cancer…
-Helene, Christine and Tisa.  With God and these women our family is healing…
-friends, some of my family, and my job…
-Jami & Holli, Camdyn & Hudson…
-our new home, great friends, our new life…
-the Lord getting us through our trials and building eternal strength as a result…
-being able to live in America…
-my wife who has saved my life…
-mom and dad who raised me with love and confidence…
-Tom, Tom & Carol, Cindi, Gina, Cha & Jim…
-all of the gifts God brings to my life everyday…
-my birth and my family…
-the love and friendship I have with Loretta.  She has shown me the caring that You have been teaching us…
-my sister Jan for always being there…
-my wonderful, loving husband, Jim, who has given my life new meaning and an amazing partner to love and share every day…
-Your love, Lord…
-the job God has provided me with…
-the family and friends He has blessed me with…
-His salvation…
-love and grace, family and friends…
-Your love…
-taking care of my mother in heaven.  I miss her and will be able to see her again in heaven because of Your love for me…
-soccer…
-camping…
-doctors…
-curing my mother from her bad cancer…
-this wonderful, grace-filled church…
-God not giving up on me, when I have been so tested by life’s disappointments…
-family You have given me and taken away…
-Mrs. Yeager for being able to help me with school in English to be a better student and progress…
-my wife and family for making my life great and be able to grow…
-Ellie from Gardnerville, who took me to Bible Study Fellowship and encouraged me many years ago…
-the women’s ministry at Granite Springs Church, for their open hearts and sharing spirit, for their hugs, smiles, words of encouragement and prayers…
-God the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit…
-my grandparents, who long ago gave us love and planted a seed that today blossoms in all of us kids…
-my grandmothers…
-Mr Thornley, Tony, David, Ken, John, Mary Ann…
-friends who are there no matter what…
-God being there no matter what, through good and bad, His love…
-the roof over my head, the food in my belly, and clothes on my back…
-Chester the cat…
-my grandmothers, Lillian & Christine, who taught me the importance of family and love and how to be a strong woman…
-my life and for blessing me…
-the world…
-food, home, love, mom & dad…
-food, family, and life…
-my mom, husband, and the several wonderful churches — the people that have influenced my life…
-the many friends along the way and for my loving family…
-God’s grace, family, friends, and home…
-family, grandchildren, church, friends, pets, jobs, security & love…
-all we have which is from You…
-brilliant fall colors…
-financial provision…
-homecomings…
-that God gave me a life to live and gave me a good family…
-the family who took me in at the age of 16 and treated me like a daughter…
-the Lord bringing my dear husband into my life…
-my children who have taught me so very much…
-grandchildren and great grandchildren still teaching me…
-long-time precious friends from whom I am still learning about God’s forever love…
-family, health, comfort, challenges, tests, abilities, support, forgiveness…
-the love of my husband and being blessed enough to have my children learning about God’s love in this place of comfort and support…
-my grandmother.  She was a very special person and she loved God SO much…
-a warm home…
-protection in the night…
-good health and good food…
-productive work…
-my garden…
-the miracles of medical care…
-pastors…
-good books…
-the men and women of AA for being there…
-my wife and our parents…
-this church family…
-my husband…
-stable health…
-all of God’s blessings…
-every member of my family who has been steadfast throughout good and bad…
-that we will all gather together to celebrate our family [at Thanksgiving]…
-my friend Judy for keeping my eyes on God and always encouraging me when all seemed to be going wrong…
-my sister Carol for being my cheerleader…
­-all who’ve been loving and kind to me…
-Mom and Dad and Ellie and Katie…
-my parents who were my mentors…
-Uncle Harry…
-my PE teacher Rosa…
-family past & present…
-caring friends…
-my parents, my family, friends and for my husband singing and praising God in heaven…
-my mother and grandmother…
-the love and care of my mother and now in these later years the love of 3 wonderful sons…
-God bringing me closer to Him.  For it was Him I drew to as my marriage almost ended.  I always say God and exercise got me through those very hard months…
-everything I have…
-my friends, family, house, pets and everything I own…
-my parents who lovingly raised me to love myself…
-my husband who cares for and loves me unconditionally…
-my children for staying strong through adversity…
-how the Lord has changed my life.  People have played various parts, but nothing begins to compare with what the Lord has done…
-Your precious love, Your loving care, Your precious gift of salvation, Your constant guidance and protection…
-mother & father, for certain teachers, for the US Navy, and for Mrs. Moore (Sunday school teacher)…
-my mother who was a constant reminder of doing things for others and thinking of others first…
-a friendship I had.  He passed away much too early but made a huge impact in my life…
-Marilyn MacDonald, Pioneer Girls leader, and Mary Sterling, Sunday school teacher…
-Mom x 2, Dad x 2, Pastor Vink, Ray & Jon, Lisa, Raquel & Alex…
-my stepfather “Pops”, who gave me love and encouragement…
-my sense of humor…
-my encouraging, loving, trusting parents who have made me a better person, friend, and parent myself…
-God and Jesus…
-faith…
-Grandpa Jake…
-Mom.  She gives me a house to live in.  I love her so much…
-my brother Ben…
-my father who demonstrated character in the way he lived and my mom who taught me to keep going no matter what…
-my mom and dad, my little sister, my grandpa, my high school baseball coach…
-Mom & Dad and my children…
-a great family…
-parents who helped me through life and also my 3 sisters who also helped me through tough times…
-my husband and wonderful children.  Through God’s guidance we support each other in good times and bad times…
-my parents and my best friend…
-my family and friends, for my beautiful pets and my house and clothes…
-my parents, my close friends, my stable job, my stable home, my support system, my dog, my health, my opportunities…
-my wife who was part of God’s plan of salvation…
-my friend Jack who was put in my life to have a new career and a lifetime friend…
-my son, whose kindness & integrity inspire me…
-Mom and Dad, my brother Carter, my true best friends who are always there…
-my wonderful doctors…
-my teachers throughout my life…
-my parents.  They are the most supportive, wonderful people in the world…
-good friends that are so supportive of my life changes lately…
-God who gave me 3 children and guided us all to Community Christian schools…

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