Yesterday was a great day! We found out that our oldest daughter, Christina, was accepted into the University of North Carolina for next year. This was something that she had wanted and worked hard for many years and something her mother and I also wanted for her since we both are UNC alums ourselves. It is always nice to have a day to celebrate good news.
As we move past Thanksgiving, you no doubt have heard the sentiment that we should be thankful year-round instead of saving it up for the fourth Thursday of November. I’m struck as I read God’s word (especially the Old Testament) with the sense of how much God despises our grumbling and complaining. In fact, many of his harshest words for the Israelites He was leading to the promised land dealt with their complaining attitudes. I need to be more thankful for all of God’s blessings in my life, but even more importantly, I need to rid myself of the ungratefulness in my heart that often manifests itself in complaining and grumbling.