30 Days of Thankfulness
(This meme is really just a reminder to do what we are commanded to in Scripture.)
November 29th, 2012.
Days 26 – 29.
26. I am thankful for Netflix.
I know that may sound a little silly, but hear me out. We don’t have TV service, and have spent a lot of time with just DVD watching for our family movie time. Netflix has given us a much wider range of good choices, as well as the “instant gratification” factor. This is great for family movie nights, as well as sick kids!
27. I am thankful for AWANA – and the people who make it possible.
Naturally, we consider ourselves to be the primary teachers of our children in all things; we certainly don’t consider Sunday School, Church, or AWANA to be a substitute for that. But the kids have a great time socializing with other kids their own age in a pretty “safe” (morally) environment, as well as memorizing Scripture and hearing Biblical lessons.
AWANA this year is also the first place R.T. has been willing to go and stay without us. Hooray for my big boy!
28. I am thankful for Christian music – old and new.
I don’t listen to secular music at all anymore, except in unavoidable situations where it is being broadcast in a public place. I am always blessed when I play (and sing) my favorite Christian artists’ music, which I enjoy because of the worshipful and/or heart-touching lyrics, as well as the music itself. (Who? Casting Crowns, This Hope, Phillips Craig and Dean, The Masters Chorale, etc.)
I am also a huge fan of the classic hymns of our faith. I have come to realize how much I’ve missed being in a church where the worship leader says, “please turn to number 278 in your hymnals…” So many of them are Scripture based (rather than the shallow themes of many modern praise choruses), and really encourage a worshipful heart.
29. I am thankful for modern conveniences.
I know I blog a lot about off-grid living and man-powered machines, and I truly do believe those are valuable and important. But with my health challenges of the last year, it is a tremendous relief to have a washer and dryer, a dishwasher, a KitchenAid mixer, and an Air Conditioner. I can’t imagine how I’d be able to take care of my family without them, right now.