Thankful Thursday

I’m on vacation with my family, and so this post will probably be a little shorter than most. But the fact that I’m on this vacation is really what I’m thankful for this Thursday…


Can you believe it… yesterday we drove in our own vehicle across two state lines and never had to cross through a security checkpoint like we would have to in some other parts of the world. That’s freedom.

Before we came, we surfed the web and connected with someone who rented us a place to stay very inexpensively. No one from the government oversaw that transaction. That’s freedom.

We decided what we would eat and when. We decided which activities we would engage in and when. That’s freedom.

We visited a place that openly promotes Christian values and caters to families who like that style. No one told them they couldn’t. That’s freedom.

Okay, So It’s Not Perfect

I know that everything is not perfect in our country. I realize that there are huge differences of opinions about politics and what’s right or wrong.

But the truth is… we have freedom… lots of it. We worship feeely, travel freely, spend freely, enjoy freely.

#grateful #blessed #appreciative #thankful

Tonight, I will lay down and rest in a freedom for which I have not had to fight to win nor protect. And I am so grateful to all those who made this vacation possible by their heroism.

And I thank God this Thursday for the privilege of living in this country… for the privilege of living in this freedom.

Better Than I Found It

My prayer is that I not only appreciate it, but make the most of it and leave it to my kids better than it was given to me (which wasn’t half-bad).

So, which freedoms are you particularly grateful for this Thankful Thursday?


Author: Allen Chapin

- Christian, husband, dad, friend, leader, author and speaker - Life Purpose = Love & Encourage, Offering Grace & Hope - Life Motto = Living for the applause of nail-scarred hands - Life Verse = Matthew 25:21

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