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Christmas – #my68thanks

30 November, 2013

Post By : David Lindner

Christmas – #my68thanks

This is the last post in this series, and what better note to end on than Christmas! Like I said yesterday, without Christmas we wouldn’t have much to be thankful for. But, as we close out the month of November and brin

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30 Days of Thanks – Day 27 & 28 – #my68thanks

28 November, 2013

Post By : David Lindner

30 Days of Thanks – Day 27 & 28 – #my68thanks

I missed posting yesterday because we were doing some family things, so I’m going to share both of them in one post today. The two things I’m hoping we’ll be thankful for today are “The Hope for the Wo

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30 Days of Thanks – Day 26 – The Hope of Heaven – #my68thanks

26 November, 2013

Post By : David Lindner

30 Days of Thanks – Day 26 – The Hope of Heaven – #my68thanks

I have struggled with anxiety, for what seems like, all my life. When I was a kid, the smallest of things would freak me out. In fact, most of the time, this prevented me from learning things that most kids learn. Things that

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God ONLY uses IMPERFECT people – #my68thanks – Day 24

25 November, 2013

Post By : David Lindner

God ONLY uses IMPERFECT people – #my68thanks – Day 24

If you were at church yesterday, you know I wasn’t feeling too well. So, by the time I got home I didn’t quite feel up to writing yesterday’s post. So I’m writing it today. And I didn’t want to s

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Grace for Stupid Mistakes – 30 Days of Thanks – Day 22 – #my68thanks

22 November, 2013

Post By : David Lindner

Grace for Stupid Mistakes – 30 Days of Thanks – Day 22 – #my68thanks

Today’s focus for 30 Days of thanks is Grace. It’s a word we use a lot, maybe too much. Not because grace is a bad thing, but because I think when we overuse a word it can become routine for us. And let me say, th

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30 Days of Thanks – Day 20 – Jesus – #my68thanks (That’s My King)

20 November, 2013

Post By : David Lindner

30 Days of Thanks – Day 20 – Jesus – #my68thanks (That’s My King)

One of my hopes in doing this series is that we really start to become a thankful body. We have so much to be thankful for. Even if it feels like there is so much we don’t have, in reality we’re very blessed. One

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30 Days of Thanks – Day 19 – My Journey – #my68thanks

19 November, 2013

Post By : David Lindner

30 Days of Thanks – Day 19 – My Journey – #my68thanks

I remember growing up in church and having a safe, happy home. I also remember seeing other kids with a family like mine while I went to a Christian private school for all but one year of my elementary education. We were heal

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30 Days of Thanks – Day 18 – Suffering –  #my68thanks

18 November, 2013

Post By : David Lindner

30 Days of Thanks – Day 18 – Suffering – #my68thanks

Whoah! “Okay, I get how we’re supposed to be thankful for all these other things.” When we look at the list, it’s easy to see how we can be thankful for all these things: 1 – Family 2 – Foo

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30 Days of Thanks – Day 16 – Laughter #my68thanks

16 November, 2013

Post By : David Lindner

30 Days of Thanks – Day 16 – Laughter #my68thanks

Laughing is a good thing. We don’t do nearly enough of it. We’re too serious for too much of the time. Myself included. The bible weighs in on the topic. The word laughter appears quite often in the Bible. Psalm 1

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30 Days of Thanks – Day 15 – Safety & Security #my68thanks

15 November, 2013

Post By : David Lindner

30 Days of Thanks – Day 15 – Safety & Security #my68thanks

You can tell how entitled a society is by what it complains about. When you are complaining about how long it takes the police or ambulance to respond, the chances are pretty good we’re in a pretty entitled society. Don

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30 Days of Thanks – Day 14 – Shoes and Clothes #my68thanks

14 November, 2013

Post By : David Lindner

30 Days of Thanks – Day 14 – Shoes and Clothes #my68thanks

I was going to try to find a female to write today’s post, but I didn’t want to start a cult. So, I thought I’d just take it on myself. The truth is, I am very thankful for an abundance of clothes and shoes.

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30 Days of Thanks – Day 13 – Music & Art #my68thanks

13 November, 2013

Post By : David Lindner

30 Days of Thanks – Day 13 – Music & Art #my68thanks

“Some day, when I’m awfully low, when the world is cold, I will feel aglow just thinking of you and the way you look tonight.” So much of our existence is defined by the music we listen to. Our mood can go f

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30 Days of Thanks – Day 12- Sunrises and Sunsets #my68thanks

12 November, 2013

Post By : David Lindner

30 Days of Thanks – Day 12- Sunrises and Sunsets #my68thanks

As many of you likely know, I am not a morning person. Even that is an understatement. Truth be told, mornings and I have a co-existing relationship. They exist. I exist. I wake up during them the majority of time. My parents

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30 Days of Thanks – Day 11 – Freedom – #my68thanks

11 November, 2013

Post By : David Lindner

30 Days of Thanks – Day 11 – Freedom – #my68thanks

The fact that I can sit in my office and write a simple blog post about freedom is a huge indicator of the level of freedom we get to enjoy in our country. There are plenty of places in the world where freedom doesn’t e

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30 Days of Thanks – Day 10 – Abundance – #my68thanks

10 November, 2013

Post By : David Lindner

30 Days of Thanks – Day 10 – Abundance – #my68thanks

Yesterday was Harry’s 3rd Birthday. We decided to let him pick out a Costco cake. For one, it’s fun to get to pick out a cake at the store. For two, we get a big huge chocolate cake. And it’s huge. I don&#82

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30 Days of Thanks – Day 8 – Your Senses – #my68thanks

08 November, 2013

Post By : David Lindner

30 Days of Thanks – Day 8 – Your Senses – #my68thanks

These are 5 things that I think we routinely take for granted. We used every single one of them every day, but how often do we stop to give thanks for our senses. You’re using your senses to read this post. You used you

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30 Days of Thanks – Day 7 – Today – #my68thanks

07 November, 2013

Post By : David Lindner

30 Days of Thanks – Day 7 – Today – #my68thanks

I know that not everyone is a fan of Christian music or Chris Rice, but several years ago he wrote a song called “Life Means So Much.” I sang it as a part of a series we did at a previous church. It’s a grea

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30 Days of Thanks – Day 6 – Coffee – #my68thanks

06 November, 2013

Post By : David Lindner

30 Days of Thanks – Day 6 – Coffee – #my68thanks

We live in the Northwest. The home of Starbucks, Seattle’s Best, Coffee People, Stumptown and boutique coffee roasters like Coava. Kids don’t grow up drinking Mt. Dew and other carbonated beverages, they grow up d

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30 Days of Thanks – Day 5 – Friends – #my68thanks

05 November, 2013

Post By : David Lindner

30 Days of Thanks – Day 5 – Friends – #my68thanks

“A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.” – Proverbs 17:17 I don’t know this for certain, but I’m sure that if we were to survey people Family Feud style about what they’re most thankful

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30 Days of Thanks – Day 4 – A Place To Live – #my68thanks

04 November, 2013

Post By : David Lindner

30 Days of Thanks – Day 4 – A Place To Live – #my68thanks

We really are a blessed nation. That’s one of the things I really hope we realize as we go through this month. We have so much to be thankful for. And even those who seem to struggle have so much more than those who hav

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30 Days of Thanks – Day 2 – Food – #my68thanks

02 November, 2013

Post By : David Lindner

30 Days of Thanks – Day 2 – Food – #my68thanks

We live in a blessed part of the world. We have grocery stores with in a mile or two from our homes. Many of us can walk to buy groceries, but rarely do because we know we’ll be buying more than we could carry home. And

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30 Days of Thanks – Day 1 – Family – #my68thanks

01 November, 2013

Post By : David Lindner

30 Days of Thanks – Day 1 – Family – #my68thanks

2 Cor 6:18 “I will be a Father to you, and you will be my sons and daughters, says the Lord Almighty.” Family is a big part of God’s plan for our lives. Besides God, it’s the highest ranking command we are giv

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30 Days of Thanks – #my68thanks

01 November, 2013

Post By : David Lindner

30 Days of Thanks – #my68thanks

Why 30 Days of Thanks? Today we are beginning a journey together that will take us through the month of November. My hope is that we will truly be a community of thankful people. We are told to give thanks or read of people g

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