Location: MICHIGAN, United States

Thank you for stopping by. It's my hope you find glimpses of my Savior interwoven thru my writings. I am the wife to one husband for over 25 years, a blessed mama to a dozen children, yes each born from me ~ two of which see Jesus face to face & ten at home, all of us yearning to see Jesus someday. We have been home educating for over 18 years with . . . well, another 15 years to go (the youngest is 3, the oldest 23!) I have walked through rejection, to continually learning I am CALLED, LOVED and forever KEPT by God - never, ever to be rejected by Jesus! (Jude 1:1) I've walked through deep sorrow to find that joy does come again, though the night may be long; I've witnessed God orchestrating miracles with my children still beyond my comprehension, & I am seeing new love forming as we begin a new road of older children finding life mates. My life has and is a journey, from the deepest, almost rock bottom pit, to stumbling through my faith and looking towards the ultimate climax of everlasting life in heaven. Will you be joining me here and there? ~ Loni

Thursday, November 24, 2005

Matthew's Thanksgiving Paper 2004

  • I am thankful for my family who loves and cares for me.
  • I am thankful for my car because most of my friends don’t even have their own.
  • I am thankful for the wonderful job and that I have Christian employers.
  • I am thankful for my salvation through Jesus Christ who died for me.
  • I am thankful for my church and church family that helps my family in time of need.
  • I am thankful for my health that I take for granted all of the time.
  • I am thankful for the Bible that gives me direction and inspiration.
  • I am thankful for good Christian friends that I can count on.
  • I am thankful for God’s forgiveness because I have a sinful nature.
  • I am thankful for food to eat when I am hungry or not.
  • I am thankful for clothes to wear and more than one pair, unlike other people.
  • I am thankful for my raise that allows me to have a little more spending money.
  • I am thankful that I get paid holidays because most full time jobs don’t even get those.
  • I am thankful for my bed that is hard to get out of in the morning.
  • I am thankful for my dog that is fun to play with and does some cool tricks.
  • I am thankful for my dad’s new job that he has been looking for for months and finely got.
  • I am thankful God has blessed me and my family much and hope I can do more for Him in the future.

  • Thanksgiving, 2004
    ©Matthew Norman Vander Stel


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