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Being Thankful = Remembering

November 23, 2009

A few months ago, Jeremiah and I drove to Half Price books to purchase a very special book for our family. He’d been talking about getting a “Blessing Book” for a long time. So for $4.99, he picked out a brown and orange vintage floral journal.

We decided that we needed to start recording God’s faithfulness and his answers to our prayers over the years and that the Blessing Book would be the official landing place to write out those things simply because…

It’s easy to forget God’s work in the every day details of our lives.

Since then, we’ve recorded a lot of answers to prayers and twice now, we’ve gone through it so we can Remember.

Remembering God’s faithfulness and provision in the past has given me an overwhelming joy, thankfulness, and gratitude. It gives me great hope to face the uncertainties in the future.

There are all kinds of ways to reflect and remember. I stumbled upon Megan’s blog the other day and she’s created a Thankfulness Banner. I absolutely love this idea- especially as it really helps your kids tangibly see God’s goodness in their life.

One Thanksgiving when I was home from college, I printed out each of my family members’ names in big, bold writing on separate pieces of paper. All of us wrote a brief note saying how thankful we were for that person. It was a bonding time for our family and provided a ton of affirmation.

Well, I can’t wait when John can understand what our Blessing Book is all about so that he can share in what God has done and is doing in our family.

How do you remember God’s faithfulness and blessings during this time of year?

3 Comments leave one →
  1. Meanlittleboy permalink
    November 23, 2009 2:58 pm

    Before Thanksgiving dinner, we as a family,go around the table and tell everyone what we are thankful for from God.

    I was thinking today, on the subject..I realize the most thankful aspect of life is the gospel of Jesus Christ. His finished work at the cross is everything…amen Happy Thanksgiving. – dennis

  2. November 23, 2009 3:02 pm

    you know, just this morning my girls and i were finishing up a thanksgiving book we’re making for thursday, and i kept choking up, thinking of all the things i’m thankful for from the past year- it seems like every year, there’s just more and more to be grateful for!

  3. November 23, 2009 3:26 pm

    I agree totally- the gospel is our greatest gift! Without it- where in the world would we be?

    Megan, that’s so fun. You have so many great ideas you’re doing with your kids. What another great way to remember and look back on- a project that you did together as a family. I’d be interested to see what’s going in that book?!

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