“And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts & your minds in Christ Jesus.”  Philippians 4:7

Thank you for your prayers for my family.  I also feel blessed to have the opportunity to take the concerns you mentioned to the Lord.  Thank you for sharing your heart with me.

With the loss of a family member comes the reminder to savor every moment.  Say I love you more.  Hug like you mean it.  Here are a few things for which I have thanked God this past week.

1432) Spilled coffee didn’t ruin Thankful Journal
1445) Tossing a football with Jay
1453) Visit with (my great aunt) Caroline, in good spirits/joking
1460) Family support
1467) Memories/pictures of family dinners (including those with Caroline)
1471) Kelly making/delivering an iced coffee
1472) Kristal helping me clean up iced coffee spill
1473) Not getting iced coffee on my clothing
1474) Good conversation with (my great uncle) Dwayne
1475) Courage to care

As believers, we are called to give thanks even for the challenges in our lives.  What’s something hard for which you are able to give thanks?