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15 Bible Verses to Remind Us to Be Thankful

Hidden Nuggets Series #65 – “Oh, give thanks to the Lord, for He is good! For his mercy endures forever.” – I Chronicles 16:34

thankful bible versesWe often forget how many things there are to be thankful for. It’s our tendency to slip into negativity mode and have the worries and frustrations of life overshadow all the blessings we enjoy. Doing that often enough will produce a continual spirit of ingratitude.

I have to be reminded of this on a daily basis and the source that constantly prods me to consider the concept of thankfulness is the Bible.

During this Thanksgiving season, I’d like to share with you my favorite verses about giving thanks from the Bible. Most are simply stand alone verses expressing thankfulness to God. King David was really good at that, as you will see I have multiple selections from the book of Psalms (there are many more I didn’t list). Several verses that are listed you might recognize as being part of a bigger story being told.

I won’t comment on why I appreciate them…I’m just thankful Bible verses like this exist to keep me thinking the right way.

My Favorite Bible Verses on Being Thankful

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Reasons I’m Thankful to Be a Stay at Home Dad

Six months ago I announced that I was quitting my job to become a stay at home dad. That decision was the culmination of a four-year life transition that saw my wife begin a new career so we could become a one-parent-stay-at-home family. We didn’t know at the time how it would turn out but were willing to give it a shot.

So far it’s been spectacular!

I Am Thankful written on chalkboard

Life has certainly changed and for that I’m very thankful. Not that life was so bad before. However, in the past six months I’ve witnessed multiple issues our family used to have melt away because of what I now do. Plus, I’ve seen new avenues open that could not have been pursued in our previous state of life.

What’s Changed That I’m Thankful For

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On My Birthday, I Have So Much to Be Thankful For

Hidden Nuggets #31 – “Oh that men would give thanks to the Lord for his goodness, and for His wonderful works to the children of men!” – Psalm 107:8

things to be thankful for“I remember like it was only yesterday when you were born…”

Some time today, I’ll get a phone call from my mom who will start the conversation with the above sentence. She usually does call to say “Happy Birthday”, so I’m not expecting this year to be any different. Mom, if you are reading this, I’m waiting.

I don’t know how you feel when that annual day comes around. Some are more unique than others I suppose. Last year was a big one for me. Now, I’m just treading water again, slowly inching upwards for nine years to the next important milestone.

I do reflect a little on my birthday to see where I’ve been and how I’ve grown in the last year. I also project, thinking about what lies ahead in the months down the road. However, the biggest thing I do every year is spend a few moments in silent reflection thanking God for all the blessings He has poured out on my life.

Things to Be Thankful For

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My A – Z List of Blog Related Things I’m Thankful For

ID-100220145Yes, I know. What a strange thing to write about the day before Thanksgiving. But I figured by this point in the week, everyone must be tired of reading about how everyone is thankful for the same things – family, friends, health, faith, prosperity, food, our freedoms, yada…yada…yada. How boring.

(That or you are traveling and won’t read this anyway.)

So, I’m taking a different route today with an A-Z list of blogging related things I’ve come to be most thankful for in the past year.

And yes, if you are wondering…I’m extremely thankful for all those things above as well.

A Blogging Thankfulness List

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