Approaching the holidays, it’s easy to slip out of contentment and into discontent when we see the advertisements telling us what we need and what we should have, displaying all the sparklies and the pretties and the “Oh neats!”

I’m guilty of giving in to these thoughts on occasion. OOh, I’d like this and this and THIS for Christmas this year!” The list grows so long that suddenly, I’m thinking about all the thing I don’t have, have to do without and can’t get.

Truth is, if I could be content without those things before Christmas, I can be content…without those things.

Maybe some of them are even on the “need” list and not the “want” list. But we’ll get to the needs as we get to them. In the mean time, I can thank God for everything I DO have, so that I’m not complaining about what I DON’T.

I have an awful lot to be thankful for!

Thankful Thursday is hosted by Grace Alone.

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Amber

Hey, y’all! I'm Amber, and I wear many hats: Pastor's wife, marriage advocate, eclectic homeschooler, mother of three, and domestically challenged homemaker--lovin’ life and livin’ deep in the heart of Texas.
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