And the winner of the free book launch giveaway is.... AUDRA!
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Thanks to all who entered and be sure to check back here and on my other blog (www.betsy-ann.blogspot.com) for more giveaways from time to time!
I might not post every day this week because of the holiday approaching, but in honor of that, I'd like to encourage, as my four year old says, "an attitude of gratitude". It's easy to get bogged down in our storms. But counting your blessings isn't just a popular hymn. It's a real attitude that makes a real difference. Just like we talked the other week about the importance of getting our eyes off ourselves and our problems and onto someone else, it's critical we pause occasionally to be grateful.
Can't really think of a better week than this one to try it! ;)
What are you thankful for despite your personal struggle/storm/trial right now? Let's not do the typical answers we all like to give, such as family, children, job, etc. Dig deep and get specific. We ARE thankful for our families - of course, I'm not saying we aren't or that isn't significant - but let's go beyond that. Don't give the easy answer :)
I think my answer is I'm grateful that through my storm, Jesus has met me in a way I've never known. If it hadn't been for this storm that put me on my knees in a new way, I'd have never met Jesus in this new way. And that makes the hurricane-strong winds worth it.
What are you thankful for?