7 Days till Christmas

The tree is finally up and there are five gifts beneath it – one for each precious daughter and the ‘Green Box’ containing years of prayers to Jesus offering Him our gifts of praises and pledges. Some of those pledges we have kept and some we have not and He loves us anyway! Gifts for others are yet to be wrapped. Yesterday was full of now happy memories and today promises to be too. A Charlie Brown Christmas was never so grand as yesterday when Josh played Linus. And today Logan will sing.
It’s one week before Christmas and I am counting my blessings. I think it’s a very good faith exercise for today. Make your own list even if you only do it mentally.
And while you are naming your blessings count the old songs of Christian faith as one of your blessings. I am told that Count Your Many Blessings was written in 1897 by Johnson Oatman, Jr.
Visit . I think it will be a blessing you can count today too. And this one too.
And I am thankful today for eyes that see, ears that ear, and fingers that type and sweet IDOKs who read and tears of joy as we worship our Savior and King. To Him be all the glory.
ABBA, Great is Your Faithfulness and in You we have all we need and so much more and we owe all to You Lord Jesus. Amen and amen.
Some time in the course of the day pray for this list below but in this moment right now just worship and praise our God.
And one more will really get you going.

Unspoken Requests – situations so close you can only speak to Father about. Dot B. Terry and family. Julia O. Ann C. Stan and Jowanna and Family. Carolyn. Mary. Mabel. Joan. Jodi H. David T’s Family. Kimberly. Shay and Emma’s Kids (orphanage in Zambia) Ministry. Susan D. Jason A and his mother. Wayne B. Melinda H. Trisha. Patti’s Family. George. Brennan and his family. Joshua. Branson. The O’Brien family. Brooklyn. Jacqueline and her boys, River and Jackson. Kim and her Fiancee. Jonathan. Mabel’s Aunt Lou. Heather and Brandon. Bernie. Darlene and Torkel. Edie G. Rachel. W C and family. Maggie and Family. Dylan. Joseph Toomey and Family. DeLois. Terri. Kim T. Kevin and the children. Katelyn (B). Janie B. Vickie. J Lloyd and family. Janet and Steve. Cathy. Caleb and family. Bay and family. Jennifer B. John and Carolyn and Family. Larry and Claudia and family. Taylor & family. David & Allison. Jeanette and Earl and family. Callie. Madie. Ruth. Cynthia. Martha F and Bob. Allyson and Glyn and family. Brittney and Kersten and family. Sheila and Andy. Carrie and Rachel and Jacob and family. Billy and Gina and boys. Lance and family. Grace and family. Tressa. Brad, Lindsay, Karah and Haley. Chuck. Windy and Jared and families. Helen and Dan and family. Jen and Larry and family. Chad and Brittany and family. Mollie and family. Julia. Bobbie. Tj. Zack. Phillip. Jessica. Larry. Kayla. Trey. Jacob. Ashely. Lance. Candance and Family. Laura and family. John and Sandy. Bill and Judy. Andrew and Daughters. Lee. Sharron and family, Linda and family, Bev and Family, Mollie B. Public and Private School Teachers.
Every IDOK and every IDOK son and daughter and grandchild.
Every IDOK Pastor and Family. Every IDOK church.
IDOKs Military Families.
IDOKs Troops (foreign soil) – Ethan. Christopher. Raul. Robert. Billy. Josh. Buddy. Mark. Josh W. James. Bryan. Nick. Brant W. Christopher R. Joshua M. Brent. Drew. Justin G. Kyle N. Michael K. Sgt. Bozicevich. Bay N. T. Palin. John L. Richard M. Adam M. Bobby G. (added 12/16/08)
IDOK Troops leaving shortly for foreign soil: Brandon B.
Serving Stateside: Jonathan. Jasmine B. Tommy T. Shaun. Bay. Danny. Lee. George.Travis N. Hawk. Justin G.
Injured: Lukas S. (11/30/08)
Ill: Coleman H. (12/17/08)
Injured and brought State side: Anthony.
Military at home adjusting – Tim. Mack. The 226. Troy. Brad. Tommy. Desi. Edward J. Lyndon A. Jason G. Captain Tran
Still praying but no recent update: Hector. Corpl. Light. Bradley T. Albert R III.
The Peace of Israel.
Revival in America.
As I post this it is 55°F and partly cloudy in Al Asad, IQ & the time there is 4:11 PM AST – on December 18 2008.
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