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Giving Thanks…

Good morning, friends!  Today is Thanksgiving here in the U.S.—a day of reflection and thankfulness.

I have so much for which to be thankful.  Way too many to list, in fact.  But I did want to take some time to publicly give thanks for two things today.

First, I am thankful for you—those of you who visit me day after day, checking in to see what I’m working on, or what projects I’ve finished, or to give your input when I have no idea which direction to go on a project.  You brighten my day, and you make this whole blogging thing a whole lot of fun.  But most of all, God has used you to provide for Matt and me in a way that you may never fully understand.

You see, at just the right time in our lives, when Matt’s health was suffering greatly due to the M.S. that he deals with on a daily basis, and when he couldn’t go back to work because of it, and just when we were uncertain about how we were going to make ends meet, God miraculously began to make my blog grow.  In other words, He brought you here.  Through the growth of my blog, God has provided financially for us in miraculous ways I never thought possible.  We started this year constantly worrying about finances, trying to remind ourselves that we should “be anxious for nothing”, but realizing that that’s much easier said than done.

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But now we know the faithfulness of our God on a level we’ve never experienced before.  Now we don’t worry.  Don’t get me wrong, we’re definitely not living high on the hog, but we have enough.  God provides for our needs, and He uses you to do that.

So thank you!  Thank you for visiting me each day.  Thank you for your comments, for the fun interaction, for your encouraging words.  Thank you.

So it’s probably quite clear, the second thing I want to publicly give thanks for today is my God.  I don’t talk about my faith here on this blog much, but it’s most assuredly something I’m not ashamed of.  And I simply cannot let this Thanksgiving slip by without publicly acknowledging the single most important thing in my life—my relationship with God made possible through my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
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To my American friends, I wish you a wonderful and relaxing Thanksgiving, full of fun, family, laughter, and good food.  Don’t forget to take time to reflect upon those things for which you are thankful!

I’ll see you back here on Monday.



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    Beverly Pennington
    November 24, 2011 at 4:53 pm

    that is beautiful – wishing you a happy Thanksgiving as well.  I never realized it was MS that Matt had – every time my toes go numb, I will think of him as well (and say my little prayer that I am thankful I have toes to go numb).  Blessings to you both, bev

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    Dianne
    November 24, 2011 at 11:19 pm

    I suspected that you are a Christian by some of your comments in your blog…but now I can rejoice that I know for sure that you are a sister in Christ.  May God continue to bless both of you as you lean on Him.  Remembering that God is sovereign and in control of all situations and that He is always good reassures me daily.  I love your blog and all your wonderful ideas.

    Be blessed this Thanksgiving day,
    Dianne

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    Jennifer
    November 24, 2011 at 11:30 pm

    Well said, Kristi! We have been dealing with big job changes in our home as well and putting our faith in God helps to take a bit of the burden of worry off my shoulders. Have a happy Thanksgiving!

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    [email protected]
    November 25, 2011 at 12:59 am

    Beautiful, Kristi! I hope you and your family have a blessed Thanksgiving. 

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    CA_Powell
    November 25, 2011 at 2:36 am

    I don't know a blogger who works as hard at it as you do! The time and effort you put into getting everything 'just right' really shows and I'm happy that it's made your life easier.  Our Thanksgiving was last month, but I wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving and am so grateful, because it was YOU and your blog that inspired me to start mine. 

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    Terri Roberts
    November 25, 2011 at 3:46 am

    Happy Thanksgiving to you also.  I love your blog, and love you designs and ideas.  I've found so many wonderful ideas through you or your link parties.  Thank you!

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    Ajit M
    November 25, 2011 at 4:59 am

    Thanks for a great blog

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    Suzy Handgraaf
    November 25, 2011 at 12:29 pm

    Such a beautiful post, Kristi.  I'll echo Dianne's comment – I rejoice knowing that you are a sister in Christ!  It warms my heart to know that God is taking care of the both of you in such a mighty way.

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    Engagement Party Invitations
    November 25, 2011 at 4:39 pm

    "This is the day the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it." Psalm 118:24 Thanks for this wonderful post. May God bless you!

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    The Shady Porch
    November 25, 2011 at 8:41 pm

    Kristi, beautiful praise report! Our God is always right on time! I love to hear others report on His faithfulness! He has never failed me! I am your newest follower. Prayers, and blessings, D

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    HouseTalkN
    November 26, 2011 at 2:24 pm

    My husband finally bought me a plaque that reads "If you want to make God laugh, make a plan!"
    I loved this post!
    Kerry at HouseTalkN

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    Samantha Morris
    November 26, 2011 at 5:05 pm

    Based on your post, you are a very religious woman! As of now, I rarely encounter people how who love to talk to God and thank Him for his wonderful blessings! And I am so impressed about how you talk on this post! Very inspiring! 🙂

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    Victoria Mische
    November 26, 2011 at 5:37 pm

    I am your newest follower and I am thankful I have come to your blog! As I see in your post, you are a very spiritual minded person. Cheers and blessings to both of us!

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    Beth
    November 27, 2011 at 6:21 pm

    I have always loved your blog, but reading that you are believer in our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ is icing!  Your testimony of reliance on the Lord for provision and of His care by blessing your blog and giving you this creative outlet is very encouraging.  Thank you.

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    Derryrider
    November 28, 2011 at 4:14 pm

    Hi this news is exactly what I search. I share to your website to my facebook. Thank you update daily this blog will go to peak thanks bye…

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    Anonymous
    November 30, 2011 at 7:29 pm

    Typo–PSLAM

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    Kristi @ Addicted 2 Decorating
    November 30, 2011 at 9:07 pm

    Oh that's so funny!  I didn't even notice it, and it doesn't look like anyone else did either.  lol…Good catch!

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    Susan
    December 14, 2011 at 12:41 pm

    Happy belated Thanksgiving, Kristi – this just showed up in my google reader this morning 🙂

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    Gail Smith
    December 23, 2011 at 12:36 pm

    Hi Kristi! I knew I loved you for a reason – so happy to know you are a fellow pilgrim on this earth, trying in our feeble ways to Praise and Give Thanks to our God! I check in periodically and just love to read your posts. Thank you for sharing your heart with us. Hope you and Matt have a Joyous Christmas and Blessed New Year! You both will be in my prayers.

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