Apologetics: ə-pŏl'ə-jĕt'ĭks from the Greek απоλоγία Def: The branch of theology that is concerned with defending or proving the truth of Christian doctrines.

Thankful Thursday. . .

Written By Esthermay Bentley-Goossen on 02 October 2008

I Thessonlonians 5:18 tells us to give thanks in everything.

. . . give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus.

Nowhere in Scripture can you find mention that we are to give thanks for only the things in our life that have reflective and profound meaning.

I like that. It’s Okay to be thankful for negligible stuff . . .

(Like the little arrows that help you load batteries into stuff so the polarity goes the right way. My kids discovered this today! One less thing for me to do. Yea!)

As a Christian I give thanks to the Lord for His constant nurturing, guiding and directing our family's life. I am uniquely aware of what He has done for our family. And I get anxious for others to understand that He can do the same for them! But, that's my passion. . . .

And in the spirit of I Thessalonians 5:18, here's my random thankfulness. . .

#1 Husband:
I am married to the unequaled knight in shining armor of Small-Farm-Town-Minnesota. He has unsurpassed values and unmatched humor and he continually demonstrates the Love of God in forgiving my foibles and shortcomings and regularly arrives home with Ghirardelli Dark Chocolate Squares with Caramel Filling. Just for me.

#2 Caller ID: My partiality toward the Republican Party is no secret, but it really winds me up that the GOP feels the need to call me EVery AFTernOON!

#3 The tall glasses of chocolate-milk that I steal away to the master bedroom to enjoy – surreptitiously out of sight of the precious chocolate-milk-loving children. (hehehehe)

#4 Downey Wrinkle Releaser.

#5 1000 threat count sheets. This one is deep red, entirely soft like a puff -- and purchased by mistake! Why I hid it in the linen closet for 4 years – I don’t know.

#6 Crystal Light ‘To Go®.

#7 FoxNews Channel: Always fair and balanced!



- Esthermay Bentley-Goossen
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12 comments:

Kris said...

i am thankful for coffee with real cream...

kw

sara said...

Those are my favorite chocolates!!! I am thankful for Fox news too.

Debra said...

Esthermay...you are a girl after my own heart! This is a cute tt list! Definitely made me smile :)

Blessings to you today sweet sister!

Patricia Warren said...

Oooooo. I haven't tried those chocolates yet. I'm gonna have to drop a big hint...maybe I'll print the pic from your blog and put it on the dash of his mail car.

Fun and thoughtful post, friend.

Denise said...

Awesome list sweetie.

Betsy J. said...

Esthermay, you make me laugh. Very nice. I’m thankful too for your husband he is a true man of God, and many people are now realizing this and the errors made over the last year at Crane. You and Mark are dearly loved and it is good to see problem people move out and on. God will heal.

Melanie said...

What a great list!

Happy Thankful Thursday!

Rachel said...

Amen for Fox News!

Laurie Ann said...

All great things to be thankful for!

Kat said...

Chocolate, yum! What a great hubby to bring home Chocolate, a double thanks, a sweet hubby and sweet treat! :)

Barbara said...

The GOP calls you EVery DAY too????
You ALWAYS make me laugh!

Nikki said...

Thanks for the reminder of the little things :) I know I take plenty for granted that I am actually deeply grateful for. Love your blog!

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