Thankful for the Season

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It's getting late... past my bedtime (which seems to get earlier and earlier the older I get... what is up with that???), but I couldn't "call it a night" without sharing a few things for which I'm thankful this week.

* I'm so thankful for the people in our church that are so committed to teaching our children about the Lord! My kids have had such great teachers in Sunday School, Pioneer Club, and other church activities. I can't put into words how much that means to this 'ole Mom!!

* I'm thankful for the ways the Lord is helping me to let go of the stress of the holiday season. I've been able to let go and just let Him take the worry and IT FEELS SO GOOD! I can enjoy the season more, focus more on the true meaning, and so on. A real blessing!

* I am thankful for this special time of year when we can celebrate in a big way the gift God gave us in His son. I believe we should always remember throughout the year, but I love that we have a time where we can focus in on the birth of Jesus.


I won't be around much over the next few weeks... going to take a brief break from blogging until after the first of the year. I pray you all have a blessed Christmas with much special time spent with family, with friends, and most of all, near to the Lord... listening for what His message is to you during the Christmas season.


To join us in sharing our thanksgivings this week, visit Laurie at "Women Taking A Stand".



14 Thoughts Shared:

Debbie said...

I like your point about the Lord helping you let go of the stress. I want to allow Him to take it all and to trust Him fully.

May you have a blessed Christmas this year.

Debbie

Tammy said...

Wonderful blessings Melanie! Have a wonderful Christmas with your family. :)

Mom to 9 Blessings! said...

Melanie - wishing you and your family a very blessed holiday soaking in our Savior!

Love and blessings,
Jill

Denise said...

Sweet blessings, have a very merry Christmas.

Rocks said...

Have a blessed and meaningful Christmas too Melanie!!

Debbie said...

You have made a wonderful point. May you have a blessed and truly Christ filled Christmas! Debbie

Rita T. said...

Have a great Christmas!

A Gracious Home said...

I'm thankful you have so much to be thankful for. God bless you and Merry Christmas. Doylene

Beth E. said...

I'm still working on "letting go of the stress of the holiday season". Somehow, the older we get, the faster time passes! I blink and a week passes!

I'm going to take a page from your book and learn from it....

Blessings to you, Melanie! May God bless you and your family with His joy, peace, and love.

LisaShaw said...

Beautiful sharing as always as you pour out your heart.

I pray a beautiful CHRISTmas and New Year for you and your family dear sister.

Love you and praying for you.

Amydeanne said...

have a very merry Christmas and a Happy and Blessed New Year!!

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

Thankful for you as well, Melanie! Merry Christmas to you and yours. May the peace of Christ rule in your heart this week, and in the New Year to come.

~elaine

Hi! I'm Grace said...

Thanks for sharing your Thankful Thursday list to us, Melanie. God is glorified in your blog. :)

Meredith said...

THankful for You! Praying you had a wonderful Christmas! Merry week after!:)