Romans 12:1-2

So here's what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life—your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life—and place it before God as an offering. Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for him. Don't become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking. Instead, fix your attention on God. You'll be changed from the inside out. Readily recognize what he wants from you, and quickly respond to it. Unlike the culture around you, always dragging you down to its level of immaturity, God brings the best out of you, develops well-formed maturity in you. Romans 12:1-2

Friday, October 29, 2010

Counting My Blessings-Day Six

37. Hubby - I'm thankful every day for what a wonderful husband Hubby is. He's my biggest supporter and encourager. He's one of the most compassionate people I know and always strives to be like Christ.

38. Community - I'm thankful to live in such a wonderful town. There's always something going on to bring people together and I love the way the schools and town partner to highlight the same character quality each month. Currently, our high school band is raising money to go to the Rose Parade. It seems everyone is chipping in to hold fundraising events.

This picture is from the 5th graders at M's school last year doing the Veteran's Day assembly. (He's the last one, top right, by the balloons.) Can I just say, Wow!? I was so impressed that such young people could be so honoring of those serving in the armed forces past and present. This event is something my Dad still talks about. Since he doesn't really remember current events any more, I'm pleased that this meant something to him.


  1. What a sweet post! We don't hear of many schools and communities working together very often. Blessings to you,

  2. Praising the Lord for this blessing along with you! My sister went, I believe, to the Orange Bowl parade w/her high school band (I was in Jr. High still, so couldn't go with her)...very neat! How wonderful that your Dad could experience the program and that it touched him so.


  3. Another post filled with gratitude. The love of a husband and community are precious and treasured.


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