Monday, September 1, 2008

"...abounding in thanksgiving"

Yesterday, as I was preaching through Colossians 2:4-8 at Christchurch, I proposed an exercise in thanksgiving as an action point for all of us. It's an alphabetical thanksgiving exercise. Simply take a blank piece of paper, write the letters of the alphabet down the left side of the page, and then try to think of a few things you are thankful for that begin with each letter of the alphabet. Here's what I came up with:

A-Anna, Acceptance
B -Baby Boy, Blogging, Brownies, Books, BIBLE!
C-Christchurch, cooking, community
D-Days off, dessert
E-Elections, Evidence for New Testament Reliability
F-Friendships, Freedom, Forgiveness
G-Greek, Green Tea
H-Hebrew, Hiking, Heaven, House, Hope
I-Imax Movies, Ipods, Immanuel
J-Juniper Trees, Joy
K-Kids, Kingdom of Heaven
L-Life, Love, Laughter
M-Megan, Ministry, Members, Mountains
O-Organic food, Organization, Organism
P-Pizza, Prayer, Peace
R-Running, Reading, Rainbows, Resurrection!
S-Sophie, Skiing, Sunsets, Swimming, Sermons, Superior Elementary School
T-Treadmill Class, Trust, Teaching
U-Underwear, Unity
V-Visitors!, Vineyards, Vision
W-Writing, Worship
X-Xylophones and X-Ray Machines
Y-Youth, Yesterday, Yertle the Turtle
Z-Zion, Zip-a-dee-do-dah

Are you abounding in thanksgiving today? What are you thankful for? Post a comment and let the world know!

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