Last week I was reminded how much I have to be thankful for. A family within our church experienced a tragedy -- their precious teenage son took his own life. Our hearts are broken as we can't begin to imagine the pain they are going through. This event has made me take stock of my life and put things in perspective. My complaints and annoyances no longer seem so important.
I've made a list of things for which I am thankful. Things like:
a providing husband
a peaceful home
the privilege of ministry
a class of women who wants to study the Bible with me
Don't get me wrong; I have problems. Some of my problems are huge and ongoing. But last week they appeared small. And so I give thanks to God for life and love and family and His faithfulness -- no matter what we face.