Posted by: karenparmer | November 27, 2008

Remind me, oh Lord, of all my blessings

  Oh God, remind me, to be thankful for everything. I pray that I will be so mindful of all the blessings I have this Thanksgiving.  Never before has my generation seen such dark economic forecasting, such a lack of patriotism, and just over-all tough times.  But I have a strange peace about it all.  God is still in charge and He’ll be faithful to look after us if we call on Him.  I am thankful that He is there whether its a matter of national concern or a time as trivial as I’m calling on Him for some minor situation I’m experiencing.


 I am blessed to have a lot of dust and clutter that I am not sure where to hide, but that means I have a big house with plenty of room for the ones I love.

I am blessed with Charlie’s toys all over my house, but that means that he likes to come here to play and we get to be a part of his life.

I am blessed with a refrigerator that needs to be cleaned out.  (Just how many salad dressings do I need???)  But that means we have plenty to eat.

I am blessed with ever ringing cell phones, emails, and a husband who is always on one of them.  But that blessing means he has a job that he is committed to doing well.

I am blessed with too many things to attend in the month of December but that means we have friends and work colleages that want us to be a part of their holiday.

I am blessed to be a part of a church that is going through some difficult times right now.  But I believe we will come out of it with a better plan to make it the type of church God wants it to be.

I am blessed to have my husband of 31 plus years, a daughter and a wonderful son-in-law, and of course, Charlie, our soon to be three years old grandson,and last but not least, a son.  I have friends and family that are always there for me.

I am blessed with a yard full of dead brown leaves but that means I live in a place that had the most vibrant fall I can remember.

Gifts too numerous to count.  But that is my prayer.  That I will really think about the blessings that abound.  The greatest blessing is that God reached through the ages and chose me and said he would never leave nor forsake me.

On top of the turkey, the dressing, and the rich rich food, find time to be thankful.

(At the end of the day, you might be most thankful for Tums!!!)

God bless.



  1. Hello Karen,
    I am very impressed! A blog and facebook? Wow! Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog! I was beginning to think my mom was the only one who read it! I started my blog so our family could see pictures of Reagan. Dave’s family is in Canada so I thought they could keep in touch through a blog.
    Congrats on the new baby!! Charlie is a cutie! Sounds like everyone is doing well.


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