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Living in gratitude…..

on April 22, 2012

I will give praise and thanksgiving to the Maker of heaven and earth.

Pastor Nate Atwood of Kempsville Presbyterian Church ( is doing a sermon series on gratitude.  If you have a moment I encourage you to take time to click on the link above and watch today’s  message.  Pastor Nate gave us a homework assignment: Make a list of gratitude.  This concept is based on the book 1000 Gifts by Ann Voskamp (  If you don’t have it-buy it and read it, the book will change your life!

I am going to be writing my list on Sunshinelittleone and would love to see your lists too!  I always welcome comments…especially when they are in thanksgiving to the Lord.

My List…

1. Waking up to the sound of rain on my window.  A sound we have not heard since April 4th.

2. Two children obediently getting ready for church without too much reminding!

3. A husband who loves well, works hard and LIVES for the Lord.

4. A night spent with friends celebrating life.

5. Chocolate icecream

6. Delight in the eyes of a cubscout receiving much deserved awards for hard work and dedication!

7. The smell of a baby’s head…the best scent this side of heaven!

8. Knowing that my prayers will be answered in His perfect timing and will.

9. The ability and talent to write for the Lord

10. The opportunity to pray for a wounded soul…someone distant from Christ.

11. The sweet and faithful followers of Sunshinelittleone….thank you!!!!!!!!!!

I pray you are filled with the Lord and that His gifts are immeasurable in your life.  Look around and open the gifts He is lavishing you with.  You may be in a season of trial and heart ache, there are still gifts!! We serve a God too good not to give us something to be thankful for each day.


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