10,000 Reasons

Our community is creating a list of ten thousand reasons to be grateful.  It’s a big number, but our God loves us and He is bigger than all of our problems.  He has great plans for us!  Let’s take some time each day to think about why we love God, what wonderful ways He’s blessed us, and what we have to praise Him for!

  1. God’s wild love
  2. summery weather
  3. health
  4. sheep & their wool
  5. reconciliation
  6. the opportunity to raise sheep, goats, & chickens
  7. that the Lord has a lot more in store for us regardless of our age
  8. justice
  9. surgeons
  10. a bold malbec
  11. answered prayer
  12. unanswered prayer
  13. heated cars (and car seats)
  14. backrubs
  15. that God doesn’t want us to be alone
  16. cumin
  17. the Bible
  18. Benefiber
  19. Warm afternoon runs
  20. two cars that usually work
  21. good talks with friends
  22. gospel choirs
  23. Kim & David
  24. God’s plan, which is far better than mine
  25. Chris O’s parents
  26. dried fruit (it’s like candy without the guilt!)
  27. grapes
  28. hot buttered bread
  29. faith
  30. BTFE
  31. Coffee and God with a dear friend
  32. Mt Hood
  33. Hayden
  34. good conversation
  35. backyard camping
  36. putting a ponytail in my daughter’s hair
  37. soft blankets
  38. hearts that beat 100,000 times a day without us needing to think about it
  39. date nights with a BFF
  40. random acts of kindness
  41. great friends
  42. Bear Hugs
  43. being alive
  44. girl time
  45. Integrity
  46. how God leads me
  47. hugs and smiles on our greeters’ faces each Sunday morning
  48. books
  49. the warmth of a hug
  50. gardens
  51. teens who shower every day
  52. Color!
  53. humility
  54. the ribeye
  55. songs of praise
  56. raspberries
  57. memory
  58. cake
  59. meeting need in our communities
  60. being able to feel rewarded by a job
  61. our varied world
  62. castile soap
  63. stars
  64. afternoon naps in the sun
  65. TODAY
  66. Lloyd’s health
  67. safety
  68. the Pacific Northwest
  69. pumpkin anything
  70. hikes
  71. the power of worship
  72. opportunities to serve
  73. hot ham sandwiches
  74. Anne’s sisters
  75. The ponds behind my house
  76. quiet toys
  77. Meghan T’s son
  78. Cory and Karadee
  79. Brisk cold early morning runs
  80. Mumford & Sons
  81. Zoe
  82. Rob & Kathy
  83. sense of humor
  84. truth
  85. Kleenex
  86. college graduation!
  87. cornbread
  88. Jim & Mimi
  89. having the courage to stand up for what’s right
  90. pictures
  91. mentors
  92. God’s tangible presence
  93. Riverview Elementary
  94. Kevin D. and his inspiring love, patience, humor, and hardworking attitude
  95. people who are crazy in love with Jesus
  96. friends who never let you down
  97. Kristen
  98. pie
  99. Jordan
  100. people with contagious passion
  101. parents who give their children a love of reading
  102. black olives
  103. inner-city ministries
  104. fresh air
  105. Professors who are amazing
  106. enough money to just make it every month
  107. Choice
  108. Obi & Fozzy
  109. Sue & Ed
  110. Cookies
  111. coupons
  112. BBQ
  113. pictures to capture great memories
  114. birthday parties
  115. another day
  116. God’s infinite wisdom
  117. prayer partners at work
  118. being able to name so many things to be thankful for
  119. Stephanie
  120. Mother Teresa
  121. “shoulder angels”
  122. our real and loving Real Life community
  123. Prayer anytime anyplace
  124. teaching my sister to loop knit
  125. God’s way to utilize someone like me
  126. A God who is everlasting
  127. sitting in the sun on a cold day
  128. warm drinks
  129. God’s strength through me
  130. Pop Tarts
  131. umbrellas
  132. Jesse’s sacrifice
  133. Chanel’s Real Life Family
  134. fresh starts
  135. friends like Chase
  136. time to read!
  137. comfy reading chairs
  138. friendships
  139. hope
  140. healthy pregnancies
  141. time to write
  142. kitties
  143. good lap-cats
  144. Popeye’s Chicken
  145. volunteers
  146. candles at Christmas
  147. The serenity of a quiet golf course
  148. Kim B’s unborn grandbaby
  149. BandAids (especially if they have Batman on them)
  150. a spirit of thankfulness
  151. Freedom
  152. being able to freely celebrate Christ’s birth
  153. Karadee’s church family
  154. Nelson Mandela
  155. God’s provision for my needs
  156. Colette
  157. God’s presence
  158. Chancel Choir
  159. clean socks
  160. teeth
  161. Philippians 4:8
  162. Hot, running water
  163. Kylee
  164. Sarah A.
  165. lessons learned
  166. Clean water whenever we need it
  167. these little blessings that call me mommy
  168. Shelly A, who radiates God’s love
  169. parents
  170. beach sunsets
  171. Celebrating communion together
  172. nutmeg
  173. the brilliant, hardworking, fearless, tireless Daniel W.
  174. peaches
  175. groceries
  176. Family, Friends and Communities held together with love
  177. Tracy H.
  178. A God who supplies
  179. freedom to create
  180. opportunities and experiences
  181. daily relaitionship with my wife Mary
  182. sharing
  183. VSAA
  184. pets
  185. Ken H.
  186. God came to us as a human
  187. Lisa Wilson
  188. Liz
  189. fingernail polish
  190. Elijah
  191. Meghan T’s parents’ health
  192. the variety of sunrises and sunsets
  193. Tess M, whose compassion sets an example
  194. Katie and her unbelievable ability to do almost anything
  195. Katie B.
  196. Wanda
  197. Praise in my heart
  198. puddles to jump in
  199. A God who delights
  200. Palm Sunday
  201. 3 wonderful children
  202. warm homes
  203. All creation singing God’s praise
  204. chocolate
  205. Alicia’s church family
  206. zipping my kids’ coats
  207. guitars
  208. people with giving spirits
  209. Heat
  210. MUSIC
  211. the people who work at Rite Aid
  212. The blessing of being able to work
  213. floss
  214. Excellent teaching in our church
  215. coffee grinds
  216. kids’ crazy laughter
  217. Cathy
  218. my horse
  219. Children learning of Jesus’s Love
  220. Nicole & Jeremy
  221. our desire to seek God
  222. Fairview
  223. Jackie
  224. Kim O.
  225. indoor plumbing
  226. Five Guys Burgers
  227. grace before dinner
  228. Tascha and Brendon
  229. Megan’s husband
  230. Scott D, who’s brought so many to God through music
  231. Grandma Matta
  232. my sister’s opportunity to study in France
  233. chicken
  234. Andrew
  235. getting good news
  236. stories that tell great truths
  237. Pastor Jeff
  238. Grey Poupon
  239. visits from family
  240. sitting in the sun
  241. Football
  242. ballet
  243. missionaries in dangerous areas
  244. happiness
  245. stay-above-the-fray husband
  246. Staples ink rewards program
  247. the Oregon coast
  248. socks
  249. Kitty
  250. the beauty of this moment
  251. edifying words
  252. appreciation
  253. costumes
  254. Rend Collective
  255. change
  256. when God comes alongside us in times of need
  257. Christopher
  258. birthdays
  259. colorful fall leaves
  260. Eric
  261. community
  262. angels
  263. Christmas cards to spread the joy of the holidays
  264. Mike C’s dogs
  265. sweet potatoes
  266. craft time
  267. saving my uncle in the hospital and in life
  268. inspiration
  269. puppies
  270. Terry
  271. worshipping with my husband
  272. Sarah
  273. the Dunbars’ Life Group
  274. Earth
  275. jeans that fit most of the time
  276. human variety in form and character
  277. The armed forces of the USA
  278. “coincidences” that show God’s perfect timing
  279. fingernails
  280. funny, awesome, crazy junior high girls
  281. strawberries
  282. Jesus’ parables
  283. stability
  284. loft storage
  285. new life
  286. the Columbia River Gorge
  287. salvation
  288. coconut oil
  289. Cathy N.
  290. sunshine
  291. sprinkles
  292. surprise dates
  293. my children who are working to build up God’s kingdom on earth and teaching others about it
  294. Real Life Christmas choir
  295. The Separation State
  296. peace
  297. Kassidi
  298. discovering new things
  299. Cory & Karadee for inviting Danielle to Real Life
  300. moms
  301. our bodies’ ability to absorb nutrients and grow and heal
  302. Vicky P.
  303. voices that can do everything from whisper to sing
  304. bass guitars
  305. fair trade stuff
  306. hockey games with friends
  307. Amanda & Ben
  308. the warm and secure home God has provided.
  309. squirrels chasing the birds on our bird feeder
  310. God’s sustaining grace
  311. surprising my kids
  312. The freedom to fail
  313. gratitude
  314. good cooks
  315. my cat, Zorro
  316. the ability to sew
  317. smartphones
  318. opportunities
  319. determination
  320. Kari
  321. safe neighborhoods
  322. Christmas
  323. The spots on a fawn
  324. football
  325. Vince & Carrie
  326. pizza
  327. Arlene
  328. our church friends in Myrtle Creek, OR
  329. Cole
  330. vegetable gardens
  331. Legs that run and love running
  332. answered prayer when it’s least expected
  333. Karadee’s BFFs
  334. hearing the right song at just the right time
  335. John Steinbeck
  336. brothers
  337. quiet, foggy mornings
  338. Friends
  339. A God who is a strong fortress
  340. Praise songs in my head
  341. Pam
  342. Tiny baby giggles
  343. empathetic people
  344. Marilyn
  345. Christmas lights
  346. nutritious “real” foods and how our bodies crave them
  347. the ease of communication through modern technology
  348. Frank C’s successful heart procedure
  349. gravy
  350. the time to volunteer in my daughter’s classroom
  351. inquisitive children
  352. the skill to decorate cakes
  353. Jeff & Shelly for helping Danielle restart her relationship with God
  354. New life in God
  355. kids who challenge us to be better mothers
  356. people who can discuss controversial topics calmly and rationally
  357. KC
  358. forgiveness by God’s sacrifice
  359. Jackson
  360. God’s timing, which is perfect
  361. stuffing
  362. RLSM
  363. Yeowie
  364. Easter
  365. pain meds
  366. the Towner pets
  367. The privilege of watching our kids grow
  368. history
  369. finding lovies
  370. the first hug from a little granddaughter
  371. Mark’s goofy jokes
  372. Cory D’s hard work
  373. Tom S.
  374. shoes
  375. Hand-written letters from Grandmothers
  376. massages
  377. turkey legs
  378. blessing others
  379. Megan’s children
  380. Jessica B.
  381. Mary Magdalene
  382. Mike C’s home
  383. Family
  384. how God healed David E.
  385. Bryan
  386. Danielle J’s mother
  387. electric mixers
  388. Hot showers on cold days
  389. blankets
  390. Lloyd’s family
  391. turkey
  392. weddings
  393. Alden
  394. Patience
  395. worship time
  396. baking
  397. funny sisters
  398. Miguel T. and Lex R, who always encouraged my writing
  399. The soothing purr of a cat
  400. my bird, June
  401. Andrew, Reese, Lauren & Ryan
  402. Danielle J’s kids
  403. tight hugs
  404. Amazing Grace
  405. violins
  406. Life
  407. strong arms & legs
  408. Chase
  409. Box Tops for Education
  410. the Gospel writers
  411. Phone call from my husband just to remind me that he’s looking forward to our date tomorrow
  412. Jaleanna
  413. prophets
  414. the love of Jesus Christ
  415. my Jeep
  416. Random texts from friends
  417. freedom
  418. God uses me to do his will
  419. berry empanadas
  420. our five senses
  421. Drew
  422. living in Vancouver, WA
  423. worshipping with Life Group
  424. Coach purses
  425. AJ
  426. getting to surprise someone else
  427. Michael A.
  428. the moon
  429. police
  430. healthy hair
  431. Abby
  432. letters from friends
  433. my parents
  434. tears
  435. kids
  436. children who listen
  437. Everett
  438. being cozy
  439. hats
  440. kittens
  441. Katherine A. and how joyfully she lives her life
  442. fireplaces
  443. Mike C’s job
  444. David
  445. LED flashlights
  446. brains that handle 10,000 thoughts per day
  447. Our veterans
  448. the ocean
  449. welcome boxes
  450. Chris O’s siblings
  451. God’s voice
  452. Kennedy
  453. dates with Mary
  454. getting to sing in a choir again
  455. “mental health days”
  456. Lisa & Grant
  457. sunny days
  458. epic breakfasts
  459. Legos
  460. sunflowers
  461. friends who help us keep perspective
  462. Acts 10:15
  463. My job
  464. Waterfalls
  465. funny things kids say
  466. a roof to keep us dry
  467. Isabella
  468. calculators
  469. Danielle J.
  470. Internet access
  471. Meghan T’s dad
  472. Uncle Reese
  473. Grandparents
  474. Cory
  475. Skyler
  476. Zachary
  477. Meghan T’s sisters
  478. Uncle Chase
  479. supportive family
  480. this is not the end
  481. kissing owies
  482. Megan’s sister
  483. Bel Canto
  484. cookies
  485. pianos
  486. Kim & Ted
  487. Face Time with my kids far away
  488. a plush dragon that roars
  489. The Bible’s complexity, wisdom, and the thrill of discovery
  490. Debbie T.’s successful surgery
  491. healing music
  492. God
  493. healing
  494. Surprises
  495. Meghan T’s love of family
  496. blue skies
  497. Mom’s advice
  498. people praising God
  499. Ebay sales
  500. Thomas
  501. Theresa & Bob
  502. boots
  503. Being able to teach a child about our wonderful God and what He gives us each day
  504. Josh and Adria
  505. our extended families
  506. Jesse
  507. Cindy & Daniel W.
  508. the awesome kids I work with
  509. Payton
  510. Excellent moving worship at our church
  511. Ray Bradbury
  512. Noah
  513. God sees and knows us and still loves us
  514. family time
  515. rain
  516. Apple products
  517. laptops
  518. A God who leads
  519. Burgerville
  520. Love
  521. Real Life Church!
  522. LAUGHTER
  523. Gungor
  524. Gods faithfulness and grace which I usually don’t deserve
  525. Keith
  526. Medicine when we’re sick
  527. school
  528. Meghan T’s faults and strengths
  529. God’s inescapable presence
  530. Real Life’s focus on individual faith
  531. Joyce & Patti
  532. having a home
  533. the miracle of the Christmas season
  534. the beauty of the universe
  535. Sunshine
  536. a hope and a future
  537. The Guisingers
  538. nothing is too hard for God
  539. counselors
  540. Ashley
  541. FPU
  542. Anna
  543. a mug of hot water
  544. Suzanne
  545. Knit hats
  546. Grandpa Matta
  547. the joy of trying new things (and discovering you like them)
  548. optimistic people
  549. CS Lewis
  550. money to care for pets
  551. Skippyjon Jones
  552. pianos
  553. sushi
  554. listening to my kids read
  555. when we are afraid, He is strong
  556. camping
  557. Date nights
  558. RL students
  559. the special little moments with our children
  560. God’s perfect timing
  561. sacrifice
  562. praising God while in the car listening to the radio
  563. Jared F.
  564. God’s generosity
  565. apple pie
  566. Cameron
  567. no one is too far from God for Him to reach them.o
  568. The ability to rely on Father God
  569. Trees for winter firewood
  570. +UPs
  571. good science fiction books
  572. ebates
  573. respect
  574. Life Groups!
  575. Cory D.
  576. awesome husband
  577. Katherine
  578. Sisters
  579. The USA where we have freedom to vote and to assemble
  580. “How Deep The Father’s Love For Us” by Stuart Townend
  581. the Virgin Mary
  582. Jeff’s “Eyes Wide Open” sermon
  583. My home
  584. my kittens, Holly & Hunter
  585. whiteboards
  586. God’s healing
  587. wrestling
  588. Mark 7:19
  589. BJ & Denise
  590. pumpkins
  591. being able to stick to a routine
  592. Christie’s voice
  593. being homeowners!
  594. Elsa
  595. Cuties
  596. knitting in the second row
  597. Kindness
  598. putting smiles on others’ faces
  599. picnics
  600. Jenny & Mike
  601. words of encouragement
  602. the beautiful colors of sunset
  603. my family’s love of Legos
  604. fresh baked anything
  605. a daily relationship with Jesus
  606. Plenty of money
  607. Ric
  608. the power of a thankful heart
  609. Everybody at youth group
  610. gainful employment
  611. libraries
  612. Mike C’s kids
  613. Kristen & Karl
  614. “East of Eden”
  615. seeing God’s love shine though my girls
  616. My imagination
  617. “internal censors”
  618. Meghan T’s health
  619. provision
  620. doing the next right thing
  621. Llama Llama books
  622. cell phones I don’t own
  623. seasons of changes
  624. being forgiven
  625. fuzzy blankets
  626. a warm & cozy home to return to after work
  627. God’s provision for my needs with an abundance that can be shared with others.
  628. Mike C’s parents
  629. the smart, witty Dunbar kids
  630. three day weekends
  631. enjoying fall breezes from a warm house
  632. the life I have in Jesus because of his love for me
  633. paper
  634. Ability to organize in the midst of chaos
  635. growth
  636. Danielle J’s spouse
  637. Trees for summer shade
  638. God’s patience
  639. lip gloss
  640. youth group
  641. God’s nudges when there’s something better I could be doing
  642. Vince and Morgan
  643. Meghan T’s husband
  644. Chris O.
  645. ice cream cake
  646. hugs
  647. Mike and Linda
  648. traveling across country
  649. Michael
  650. Food
  651. drums
  652. the beach
  653. a changed character
  654. Thanksgiving
  655. Michelle
  656. time to read
  657. Real Life community
  658. Open House
  659. a reliable car that gets me to/from work and church
  660. Dr. Scott D
  661. cold rainy days when you can sleep in
  662. miracles
  663. when we look with open eyes, we can always see God’s power moving in our lives
  664. a full stomach
  665. giving to Real Life
  666. Karadee’s job
  667. ice cream
  668. fruit
  669. when God gives us the perfect words for a situation
  670. Anna C.
  671. pumpkin pie
  672. Sunday School teachers
  673. rainy days
  674. Breeanna
  675. Good Friday
  676. Raphe
  677. Friends who stick with you
  678. coffee to wake us up when all we want to do is sleep
  679. Brave Girls
  680. creative outlets
  681. A worship team that can rock and also sound like angels from heaven
  682. God’s love reflected in the laughter of children
  683. living in the beautiful Northwest
  684. God’s peace
  685. chapstick
  686. cozy days by the fire
  687. computers
  688. the ability to bear children
  689. volunteer opportunites
  690. dinner on time
  691. The constant love, support, and joy in our church staff
  692. iPhones
  693. hot coffee
  694. Chris & Misty M.
  695. Steve T.
  696. Mike C’s grandkids
  697. direction
  698. the ability to appreciate others
  699. eyes to see our beautiful world (even in the dark!)
  700. cake decorating abilities
  701. God’s love
  702. Good smells
  703. the best friends in the whole world
  704. Jeff M.
  705. clothing
  706. the Crockpot
  707. easy access to both the city and the wildnerness
  708. my daughter showing God’s love and compassion to a classmate
  709. The freedom to be JOYFUL
  710. God’s goodness is not dependent on our own strength
  711. Aiden
  712. Creative minds
  713. warm coats
  714. warm and cozy beds
  715. God’s unswerving faithfulness
  716. quilts
  717. Jerad & Kylie M.
  718. LeapPad
  719. when you laugh so hard you cry
  720. worship songs that remind us of truth long after singing them
  721. selfless love found in the friendship of a good dog
  722. flowers
  723. the ability to be thankful in tough times
  724. Moleskine notebooks
  725. U.S. Marines
  726. Jim & Donna
  727. God’s attention to me
  728. faithfulness
  729. epic backpacking trips
  730. Grandpa Redner
  731. hot showers
  732. servicemen and women
  733. getting the mail
  734. the Dunbars’ helpful neighbor, Mike
  735. victories small and big
  736. ears to hear
  737. Tom and Janet
  738. Mrs. Brusseau
  739. purpose
  740. Karen N
  741. the sun
  742. pets who think their owners are cool
  743. prison ministries
  744. Nova
  745. Teri & John
  746. memories, both sad and happy
  747. grandparents who are still around to share the holidays with their grandkids and great-grandkids
  748. health care
  749. being able to crochet in spite of arthritis in my hands
  750. Disney
  751. my son’s fearlessness to wear costumes everywhere
  752. Thanksgiving
  753. dragon, shark, meerkat, otter, pirate, bunny, mouse, Batman costumes
  754. Mike C’s wife
  755. Catalinas
  756. animals
  757. playing with my kids
  758. everything good
  759. honesty
  760. God’s provision in my heart for my desires
  761. Matt and Melissa
  762. a job I that I actually like and allows me to help others
  763. Reese
  764. sunshine after many rainy days so all the colors are vibrant again
  765. Wendy
  766. hot chocolate
  767. Mark, Janet, & Becky
  768. the best dogs in the world
  769. problems that challenge us and make us thankful
  770. Caleb
  771. stepdads who take in kids that aren’t theirs
  772. Indian summers
  773. God’s peace that surpasses all understanding
  774. my apartment
  775. compassion
  776. friends to laugh with
  777. Braden
  778. Joy
  779. singing
  780. leftovers
  781. aunties
  782. our desire to learn
  783. the Orta kids
  784. youth leaders
  785. Danielle’s Real Life family
  786. the variety of nature
  787. a good car and truck to drive
  788. walking
  789. OfficeMax ink rewards program
  790. farmers!
  791. bacon
  792. leaves to roll in
  793. Emily
  794. Bruce & Sarah
  795. watching my kids play sports
  796. being a loving mother
  797. stopping slavery
  798. Brenna
  799. a job that I love
  800. Kyra
  801. tomato soup with grilled cheese
  802. spiritual gifts
  803. instructors who grade on a curve!
  804. Maureen & John
  805. Mike W.
  806. Rachel P.
  807. Narnia
  808. evergreen trees
  809. Meghan T’s daughter
  810. art
  811. the Hallelujah chorus
  812. brothers and sisters and neices and nephews that call after a heart procedure
  813. Aunt Trudy
  814. my father’s sobriety
  815. Misty’s friends
  816. clean clothes
  817. for healing Matthew
  818. Donna
  819. Habitat for Humanity Restore
  820. Alicia’s grandpa
  821. Karen A, who nurtures and inspires me
  822. schoolteachers
  823. Kylie Jenkins
  824. mothers who teach us well and instill us with morals and values
  825. singing at home, in the car, on the job, etc.
  826. God is with me
  827. free shipping
  828. Valentines
  829. Andrew
  830. Brooke
  831. being employed
  832. Lloyd’s job
  833. Meghan T’s mom
  834. farmers’ markets
  835. support
  836. new blooming flowers
  837. Birds on our bird feeder
  838. a car that starts most of the time
  839. The Cross
  840. comfort
  841. knowing someone so well you can finish each other’s sentences
  842. Our health
  843. being born again, not my righteousness, but His
  844. The deer in our yard
  845. days off
  846. wildflowers
  847. intuition
  848. Leah
  849. Lloyd’s home
  850. being in love
  851. my spiritual family – the people God placed in my life for mutual support and joy
  852. Keri Lynn & Stan
  853. Ashley and Connor N.
  854. family
  855. Luke 1:33
  856. tea
  857. Warm homemade soup
  858. God gave us life
  859. my grandchildren learning how to love and serve Jesus
  860. redemption
  861. taking lunch to school
  862. a child who listens while wearing a dragon costume
  863. rocks
  864. Brita pitchers
  865. Alicia’s mom
  866. Kyler Jenkins
  867. sense of humor
  868. Frank C’s job
  869. helpful friends
  870. Winter Jam
  871. movies
  872. getting to put up our first Christmas tree in our new home
  873. the excitement of first-time parents
  874. Jehovah
  875. finding lost money
  876. grandbabies
  877. how God cares for us
  878. lazy reading days
  879. when a hasty, poor first impression of someone turns out to be wrong
  880. second chances
  881. cool bosses
  882. modern medicine
  883. spring flowers
  884. snow days
  885. great teachers, inside the classroom & out
  886. the Orta-Warren family
  887. finding a church my family loves!
  888. Luke Jenkins
  889. when the husband brings home flowers!
  890. Christmas decorations
  891. setting aside an evening for driving around to look at Christmas lights
  892. when we get a chance to see a comet or eclipse
  893. being able to stick to goals
  894. Friends of Trees
  895. mason bees
  896. nail files
  897. when my husband rubs my back – not a full backrub, just when he reaches over in the moment and puts his hand on me
  898. clothes steamer
  899. Costco
  900. foam mattresses
  901. Junior
  902. Financial Peace
  903. spellcheck
  904. raincoats
  905. consignment sales
  906. How To Train Your Dragon (both books & movies)
  907. encouraging others
  908. Nancy Cutlip
  909. neighbors
  910. the toddler in the third row
  911. NPH
  912. peanut M&Ms
  913. Rubbermaid storage bins
  914. church homework
  915. thank-you cards
  916. cookbooks
  917. Monster Busters
  918. Meghan’s son’s reactions to her playing Monster Busters
  919. Amazon Smile
  920. church air conditioning
  921. how Real Life celebrates
  922. SuperCuts
  923. Chuck’s Produce
  924. The Princess Bride by William Goldman
  925. Meghan’s son’s love of dragon “facts”
  926. Meghan’s kids’ teachers
  927. Riverview’s PTO board
  928. Meghan’s daughter’s ability to ride her bike
  929. M&Ms
  930. Halloween decorations
  931. the sanctuary’s new light fixtures
  932. Life Group families
  933. water-resistant sneakers
  934. getting to write worship songs
  935. the sense of renewal that comes from a New Year
  936. Mike & Rachele Weeks
  937. Selah
  938. Ashley Norris
  939. peppermint bark
  940. cats
  941. dogs
  942. chargers
  943. Lorrie’s grandkids
  944. technology to help us stay in touch with family around the world
  945. the joy of watching this congregation grow in love and understanding of God’s word
  946. that God loves us no matter what
  947. doctors and nurses who work hard to figure out what is really wrong and then work hard to fix it

25 comments

  • I love this….

    I am thankful for
    My Real Life Family
    Puddles to jump in
    leaves to roll in
    the pacific northwest columbia river gourge
    mt hood

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  • Im thankful for-
    The chance to be a parent
    Being able to teach my child about our wonderful god and what he gives us each day
    The crock Pot for giving us easy ways to make delicious meals when we have little time in the day
    Pictures to capture great memories
    Coffee to wake us up when all we want to do is sleep
    Camping
    extended family
    Christmas Cards to spread the joy of the holidays
    Christmas lights-they always make people smile
    Flowers

  • the 10,000 reasons list is so inspiring! keep it up

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  • Face time with my kids far away
    God’s unswerving faithfulness
    Jeff M.
    Integrity
    the first hug from a little granddaughter
    Children learning of Jesus Love
    Prayer anytime anyplace
    Praise songs in my head
    Praise in my heart
    Christmas
    Blue sky

  • Today I’m thankful for:
    good lap-cats
    CS Lewis
    Ray Bradbury
    John Steinbeck
    “East of Eden”
    vegetable gardens
    hikes
    the beach
    beach sunsets
    craft time
    candles at Christmas
    fresh baked anything
    cornbread
    electric mixers
    birthdays
    answered prayer when it’s least expected
    our varied world
    strawberries
    time to write
    time to read
    inspiration
    wildflowers

    -Laura

  • I made a list during services this week:
    strong arms & legs
    healthy hair
    backrubs
    pianos
    comfy reading chairs
    surprise dates
    safe neighborhoods
    counselors
    empathetic people
    people with giving spirits
    shoes
    socks
    sheep & their wool
    “shoulder angels”
    “internal censors”
    Mumford & Sons
    sense of humor
    backyard camping
    clothing
    good cooks
    the ability to sew
    Mark, Janet, & Becky
    optimistic people
    a spirit of thankfulness
    angels
    appreciation
    humility
    gratitude
    parents who give their children a love of reading
    the beauty of the universe
    quiet, foggy mornings
    weddings
    being in love
    schoolteachers
    Sunday School teachers
    mentors
    girl time
    Narnia
    the Gospel writers
    Mary Magdalene
    the Virgin Mary
    Jesus’ parables
    Amazing Grace
    Mother Teresa
    Nelson Mandela
    Luke 1:33
    stories that tell great truths
    the Hallelujah chorus
    Palm Sunday
    Good Friday
    spiritual gifts
    Bel Canto
    Chancel Choir
    Karen N
    Dr. Scott D
    prison ministries
    inner-city ministries
    missionaries in dangerous areas
    when God gives us the perfect words for a situation
    prophets
    friends who help us keep perspective
    God sees and knows us and still loves us
    reconciliation
    that God doesn’t want us to be alone
    God came to us as a human

    -Laura

  • I am thankful for:
    God’s tangible presence
    God’s wild love
    the best friends in the whole world
    an amazing church family
    RL students
    funny sisters
    my mom
    kitties
    fuzzy blankets
    rain
    good science fiction books
    music
    stars
    fruit
    opportunities and experiences
    life
    the moon
    the ocean
    massages
    tears
    sushi
    my grandpa
    flowers
    peace

  • Weddings
    Hugs
    Love
    Nova
    David
    Cory
    My job
    Sunshine
    Music
    My BFF
    Happiness
    Support
    Our Amazing Church Family

  • Relationship with God
    His love for me
    Hope
    Health
    Family
    Spiritual gifts
    Talents
    Life
    Love
    Friends

  • Adding to my list:
    Naya
    My in-laws
    Alicia
    Bread
    Pictures
    Trees
    The ocean
    Fantasy/imagination
    Washing machines
    Grace
    Good health
    Love

  • For God giving me such an amazing family. Great friends & good health.

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  • Good health, and the mental/physical ability to make it even better
    Healing and hope
    My right to vote
    My church family
    My freedom to worship God
    My brother coming back into a relationship with Christ, after about 30 years of not believing
    Renewed friendships
    My dog
    My husband, who was faithful for 15 years and 44 days, until the day he went Home to Jesus
    My children
    My safe home

  • A few more things i am
    Thankful for. 🙂 The first warm day of spring, a child that runs into your arms after a long day at work, family dinner, children who make you proud, finding something that was lost, knowing that you are not alone, modern technology, a doctor you can trust, receiving good news, a full nights sleep,

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  • Thankful for grace

  • Doctors and nurses who work hard to figure out what is really wrong and then work hard to fix it.

  • Thankful for
    Grandkids and the modern technology to stay in touch with them across the world.
    The joy of watching this congregation grow in love and understanding of God’s word
    That I have a God that loves me no matter what

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