This past week, as a church staff, we were challenged to come up with 100 things for which we are thankful. This list would be used in a sermon on the topic of thankfulness, with the main idea being that thankfulness precedes the miracle, with many thoughts taken from One Thousand Gifts by Ann Voskamp. I decided I would go ahead and share my list with you all. Please keep in mind that the list is in NO particular order. In fact, the order is purposefully random, because I am equally thankful for many things. So, as you read through my list, I hope it inspires you to make your own list, which could be a good exercise, especially heading into Thanksgiving. In fact, maybe you could actually try for one thousand, instead of just 100.

Jesus
My wife
My mom
My dad
My sister
Hope for heaven
New Christians
Long-time Christians
The Bible
RCC
My iPhone
Video games
Soccer
Basketball
Ability to run
View from a mountaintop
Our apartment
A bed to sleep in
Mountain Dew
Lasagna
Deep dish pizza
Taco Bell
Air to breathe
Water
Clothes
On-demand video on the internet
My car
Ability to hear
Ability to see
Ability to touch
Ability to taste
Ability to smell
Thumbs
Music
Regular paycheck
Education
My grandfather’s spiritual influence
Kayaking
Batteries
Running water
Indoor plumbing
Warm shower
Electricity
Soft toilet paper
Heat on a cold winter day
Hot chocolate
Snow skiing
Soft pillows
My ministry team
Good running shoes
New socks
My Taylor guitar
Air conditioning
GPS
Soft blankets
Airplanes
Contact lenses
Washing machines
Dishwashers
Cameras
My friend Dann
My friend Mark
The internet
Vacuum cleaners
Lawn mowers
Remote controllers
Fond memories
Laughing
Opportunities to baptize people
Ability to read
Apples
Oranges
Mirrors
Cheeseburgers
Blue skies
Warm summer days
Fall colors
New life in spring
Pure white snow
Wifi
Fresh cut grass
Doctors
Artists
Chefs
Police
Teachers
Astronauts
Engineers
Roller coasters
Mountains
Oceans
Cities
Talents
Dreams for the future
Wisdom
Laws that keep us safe
Dogs
Light bulbs
Advancing technology
Religious freedom

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