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What can we thank God for 

in this 2020 Pandemic Thanksgiving?

Pastor Barry Klein, Staples Church of Christ


One of my monthly prayer guides is a daily thank you list. At the top of it are the words “Always remember: God is the Greatest Gift of all! All is borrowed from God. God is lavishly generous!”

Also included at the top are Scriptures to savor about the truths of what we just heard. Some of those Scriptures are I Corinthians 4:7; Matthew 5:45; Luke 11:13 and 12:15; I Timothy 4:3-5; Psalm 143:5-6; James 1:17; I Chronicles 29:9-20; Habakkuk 3:17-19; Psalm 92:1 and Romans 8:32.

Now, I’d like to share again from the monthly “gift list” of reasons we have to thank God in these trying times and any other times throughout each year. At the end will be space for you to add some of your own experiences of God’s generous goodness:



fresh air      beauty        countryside

a deep breath      music       summer screens

farms/farming      art s      oap

clothing      creation’s music        banana bread

summer shade        singing       grass

full woodsheds     libraries            winter wonderlands

autumn harvest          pumpkins           senses

family          cricket songs          grace

walking       listening       working appliances

one day at a time          shelter         good memories

a seed             morning newness

rainbows         fishing            _______________

relationship in Jesus            _______________

fertile soil          colors            _______________

healthy traditions    alertness   _______________

fire flies        ___________        _______________



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