I love John Mason’s word about Thanksgiving.  John says,
“If you can’t be thankful for what you have, at least be thankful for what you’ve escaped!”
Wow,  what a great way to look at life.

Here is my Thankability list for 2010
I am thankful for:

God’s unending and relentless grace and provision. (I take it personally)
My Two adult children.
The awesome ability to watch my two adult children succeed in life.
The community of Prescott Az. A great community.
Books, Rivers the outdoors and our three Golden Retrievers (Bella, Lewis and Clark).
Bikes and Mtn. bike friends.


Ministry friends who are still in the ministry after all these years.
Friends who are real and loyal when you need them to be.
People that don’t abandon you in tough times.
A life partner (Brenda of 35 years) Companionship with this woman is better everyday.
My life purpose to be a pastor, father, and husband and adventurer ..
Sustainability over this past year of incredible challenges…Amazed everyday we are still able to proceed.
The ability to still be in the game in spite of many loses.
Seeing that gratitude can turn a negative into a positive.
Finding a way to be thankful for  troubles and watch them become blessings.
People that are smarter than me but still like me.
People who have been through some amazing setbacks yet still press on.
The ability to see the other side of the valley’s in life.

Four days on the Eleven Point River this Summer.
Stash’s licorice spice tea.

The camp out with my son at Mount Humphrey’s

Memories of a great childhood. ( I actually do have the best parents on the planet).

My parents
My brother Gary.
Our summer vacation in Truckee ( thanks Pam and Berto)
My day job – Thank you Kent and Kristie Sexton.
An understanding, patient and communicative God.

GRATITUDE can turn a negative into a positive.
Find a way to be thankful for your troubles and they can become your blessings.

The difference is in the Thank-ability.



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