Aren’t you getting tired of the cloud of negativity which seems to be hovering over our culture today? I know the economy could be stronger. Your job probably isn’t perfect. Your stress level is too high. Your church has possibly seen better days.

But let’s be honest. We still have a lot to be thankful for.

Colossians 3:15 reminds us “Let the peace that Christ gives control your thinking, because you were all called together in one body to have peace. Always be thankful.” (ncv)

So this ThanksgivingĀ  I’m…

thankful for my wife.

thankful for my 3 beautiful boys.

thankful for a God who loves me even when I royally screw things up.

thankful to serve on staff with a group of people who are committed to furthering God’s Kingdom.

thankful for a church family who believes everyone’s welcome, nobody’s perfect, and anything’s possible.

thankful for a new book and the impact God is allowing it to have on other people.

Thank you for your friendship, your love, and your honesty. Even though I have not personally met many of you, you encourage me daily to want to be the man God intended when he thought me into existence.

I hope each of you has a wonderful Thanksgiving with your families.