Happy Thanksgiving everyone! I hope your Thanksgiving is filled with the blessing of knowing that God is at work in your life.

So what are you thankful for?  This year, I am grateful for some unusual stuff.  It’s been a very difficult year for us in some ways.  I have had my eyes opened to some significant pride issues in my own life and some ways in which I thought I was honoring God and was instead standing in His ways.  I have watched Laura go through some difficult struggles and had to stand by while she did.  I had to resign my position at Phoenix Seminary to have more time to be at home and be a better husband and father.

Here is where you’d expect me to list some balancing blessings.  Instead, I am actually grateful for the paragraph above and all it entails.  It has been difficult, but it has been necessary.  God has used it to grow me and grow my family in some amazing ways, and for that I am very grateful.  We are different in November 2011 than we were in 2010; that change came and continues to come via these revelations.

How about you? Where is God at work in you this year? What are you thankful for that others might not understand or appreciate?

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