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Why I am thankful

Happy Thanksgiving.

This is my first Thanksgiving blog so I thought I’d do the cheesy thing and tell you what I’m thankful for.

I’m thankful that I am not going shopping tomorrow. I’m glad my wife doesn’t want to put on her armor and go to the mall. It’s just not worth it for us. To some, it’s a ritual and fun, and I’m glad they enjoy the hand-to-hand combat. More power to you.

I’m thankful for heated leather seats in my car. Speaks for itself.

I’m thankful that I have all of our Christmas decorations up and ready to go without any snags this year.

I’m thankful that the Republicans won back the White House and kept control of both houses of Congress. I seriously mean that.

Look at some of the appointments that Donald Trump has made so far. The first being South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley as the new US ambassador to the United Nations.  Christians should be thrilled with this appointment because Haley is a strong supporter of Israel. The U.S. has had icy relationships with the Holy Land since Bush left office. And if Clinton got in there, it probably would have gotten worse.  The U.S. needs to stand with Israel as we always have – and now with this appointment, things appear to be getting back on track with them.

Then Trump tapped Betsy DeVos as the new education secretary. She has pushed for private school voucher programs. This nomination will be challenged by supporters of the public school system, which is basically another arm of the Democrats.

These two picks should have women thrilled. After all, Trump was bashed as being a person who does not hold women in high regard. Well, that argument has been slammed quickly by Trump.

I’m thankful for a good church to attend at Rubyville Community Church.

I’m thankful for a good family – my wife Angie and boys Gabe and Eli.

I’m thankful for a good job. Both my wife and I lost our jobs during the summer. Angie lost hers as a direct result of Obama’s love affair with Iran. I lost my job for a while due to the stranglehold that Obamacare was having on my clients – doctors.   Angie was able to get a good job at Shawnee State University, and I was rehired by my company.

I’m thankful for good health too. We went through a battle about a year ago, but all is well now.

I’m thankful that those prayers were answered and I will actually deal with that topic in a book that I just completed and plan to present for publication in the next few weeks. I’m very excited so stay tuned.

Enjoy your family and friends today, and remember to give thanks to God for all of your blessings.

 

 

 

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