February 25, 2014



I am thankful for an eternal life I have been given. I am thankful that through all my sins and all my shame, I have a Christ who loves me with more love than I could ever imagine. I am thankful for His word that leads me daily.

I am thankful that I am breathing this very second.

I am thankful that I was able to wake up this morning to experience another beautiful miracle of a day.

I am thankful for my husband who is always by my side. For the man who constantly tells me that he loves me, who always makes sure I am kissed goodnight and who always comforts, supports and loves me.

I am thankful for parents who were always "strict" on me growing up. I am thankful for them always holding me tight and showing me how to be a true lady. I am thankful that they showed me so much love in protecting and guiding me so I would know the right paths to take in life.

I am thankful for my grandparents who taught me more about Christ than anyone. I am thankful for their love and life lessons that I will hold on to forever.

I am thankful for my new mother and father in law who have taken me in as a daughter of their own. I am thankful for so much love and generosity they have shown me in the past six years.

I am thankful for my little sister and brother. As much as we all annoy each other, I would do anything for those two and they mean the world to me. Some days I feel like they are kids of my own because I get so excited watching them grow up.

I am thankful for all of my new sister and brother in laws who are seriously some of the sweetest people on this earth. They have all done so much for me and I cant thank them enough for it all.  

I am thankful for friends who I can laugh with, cry with and be 100 percent of myself with them.

I am thankful for working with Rave Ministries and ministering young girls to Christ.

I am thankful for my house I get to share with my husband and our five pets (yes, FIVE)

I am thankful for my job that was such an incredible blessing.

I am thankful for a car that gets me to my job.

I am thankful to have food during the day and a warm bed to sleep in during the night.

I am thankful for legs that allow me to run, arms that allow me to hug and a body that is healthy.

A few days ago, I lost an old friend due to cancer. She was only in her early 20s and also married to a great man. I also arrived at home from work yesterday, and found out that one of my precious cats I lived with at my parents had passed away. 
Today has really had me thinking about my perspective on things. Honestly, sometimes I really need to get my perspectives right. I let the un-important things become important and the important things fall to the bottom of my priorities. I take things for granted. I get worked up over things that shouldn't be worked up about. I hold grudges that should be let go.
What is the point?
This week, I really encourage you to do the same. Life is short and sometimes we have this mind set that this earthly life is eternal. Remember to be thankful for EVERYTHING and take NOTHING for granted. Call that person you are fighting with, tell the one you are annoyed with how much you love them and do something wonderful for that stranger. Hold the ones you love tightly and thank God for allowing you to wake up this beautiful morning. 



  1. so grateful for this post Lauren. What a sweet reminder to stop and acknowledge the Lord's provision and faithfulness in everything!

    1. Thank you so much! I definitely have to stop and remind myself because sometimes it is hard to get caught up and in a way, forget what we are so blessed with!

  2. Amen! Thank you for thi encouraging post Lauren. I so much admire your beautiful heart of thankfulness, it's truly inspiring. And I'm so sorry for your loss of a dear friend. Thinking of you!

    1. Thank you so much sweet girl! I am so glad Christ lead us to each other through our little spot on the internet :)

  3. this is a great reminder to be thankful for each moment. thanks Lauren, and i pray God strengthens you in this time of grief. :)