Be Ye Thankful

The Maxwells are grateful to the Lord Jesus Christ for the following, and so very much more!

Dad’s Gratitude List

    • My Lord and Savior Jesus Christ
    • My wife, and wonderful children, daughters-in-law and grandchildren
    • God’s Word
    • Brothers and Sisters in Christ
    • Daily provision of food and a place to live
    • Opportunities to share Christ
    • Local assembly
    • Health
    • Wonderful neighbors
    • A country where we still have freedom of worship
    • Transportation
Dad and Mom

Mom’s Gratitude List

  • Jesus Christ and His Word
  • Family with special joy over two daughters-in-law’s pregnancies
  • Thirty seven years of marriage to a man who is the spiritual leader of our family
  • Children who love and follow Jesus
  • Our ministry
  • Brothers and sisters in Christ
  • God’s provision
  • Our health
  • Morning walks
  • Nursing home church
  • Uriah

Sarah’s Gratitude List

  • Jesus, who bought me with His precious blood and saved me. He owns me, and I delight to be His!
  • My precious family
  • Word of God and ability to read it, allow it to penetrate my life, and memorize
  • Traveling together as a family, sharing with others and seeing dramatic results
  • Those who pray for us and stand behind us by encouraging us in the Lord
  • Health, which many don’t have. Ability to exercise.
  • Ability and the opportunity to write to bless others
  • Our house and all my needs taken care of
  • Opportunity to bring joy to the elderly at our church
  • Many things to fill my time. Opportunities to learn more and minister.
  • Our blog readers

Joseph’s Gratitude List

  • Jesus (His grace, His patience, His gentleness)
  • Dad and Mom
  • My Family
  • Our Titus2 ministry
  • Evening Bible time
  • My Bible
  • My health
  • A roof over my head
  • Our church
  • My job

John’s Gratitude List

  • Salvation through Jesus
  • My family
  • The Bible
  • Our church
  • My work
  • Health
  • Our house
  • The ministry
  • Transportation
  • The ability to workout

Anna’s Gratitude List

  • Jesus dying on the cross for my sins
  • The Word of God
  • A loving home
  • Every breath that the Lord gives me
  • For my parents leading me in His ways
  • For each on of my brothers and sisters
  • For parents that were willing to sacrifice and teach me at home
  • For my sweet little nieces
  • For parents who have instilled in me life skills
  • Every morning that the sun rises
  • Titus2 and ITonRamp
  • Every opportunity to serve
  • Freedom to worship the Lord
  • Our house that the Lord has blessed us with a couple of years ago
  • Our Home Sweet Home on the road – our bus

Jesse’s Gratitude List

  • Jesus, who bought me with His precious blood
  • A loving family
  • Health
  • Work
  • School
  • God’s daily provision of food
  • Our church
  • God’s protecting hand on us
  • Brothers and Sisters in Christ
  • Our House
  • Outreach that we are able to do
  • Financial Provision
  • Music
  • A country that we are free to worship God in

Mary’s Gratitude List

  • Jesus, who is my Lord and Savior
  • My wonderful family
  • My dad and mom who are so godly, loving, and caring
  • Susannah Joy and my two other nieces
  • The Bible
  • The prayer Jesus answers
  • The opportunity to minister to others around the country
  • Our house
  • The bus

“Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name” (Psalms 100:4).

14 thoughts on “Be Ye Thankful”

  1. Among so many other things, I am thankful for the Maxwell’s resources that have greatly enhanced my walk with the Lord.

  2. Happy Thanksgiving!! We have been cleaning almost all day. We’re having the family at our house! Please pray, as we have unsaved relatives coming. Have a blessed day together as a family reflecting on God’s wonderful works in your lives!

    God bless! Rebecca K.

    ”Give thanks with a grateful heart, give thanks to the Holy One. Give thanks because He’s given Jesus Christ, His Son.”

  3. I’m thankful for my mother in law who left us yesterday. She raised 5 kids, each unique and different and one is my husband. She had a simple faith, and was there for anyone who needed help even when she was hurting and sick.

    I’m thankful for a roof over my head. A bed to sleep in. Good books in my library and wonderful choices to read.

    I’m thankful for our Lord Jesus Christ whose grace is freely given without condition. For his mercy upon us all and for his love which is daily felt.

    I’m thankful for my 2 children who have grown to be wonderful adults. Who have gifts of their own and use them daily.

    I’m thankful for my Mom. She’s my hero. She loves me and reminds me daily of how to walk with the Lord. She’s 86 and very independent. Tomorrow she and her grandkids are leaving for Yosemite. Just to go and see the majesty.

    I’m thankful for my husband who loves me very much, holds my hand when I need him, and is my best friend.

    Happy Thanksgiving.

  4. Wonderful!!!! Let us always remember to be THANKFUL!!!!!!!! It is so easy to take everying for granted……..

  5. Thank-you for that post! It is very timely for me – I had a big disappointment today, and it was so good to be reminded of all the things I can be thankful for!

    The beginning of my own gratitude list:

    Our Lord Jesus Christ and all He has done for us
    The Holy Scriptures
    My family
    A Christian up-bringing & Homeschooling
    Being able to continue to live in my parents home
    Fellowship with other believers and the freedom to gather together
    Reasonable health
    Safe travel this morning in very windy weather

  6. What a wonderful post for Thanksgiving Day (and all year)! My heart is blessed from reading all of your “thankful lists”, dear Maxwell family. ~ And as only one of your MANY online friends and readers, I am very thankful for you all and the ministry you’re doing for our Lord Jesus. THANK YOU!!! 🙂
    Love in Christ, Patti M.

  7. P.S. I also meant to add that the photos of each of you are wonderful!!! Such a precious family—inside and out.

  8. By the was, who is Suzannah Joy? One of the new Maxwell babies on the way?
    She was Nathan and Melanie’s first little girl. She lived only 3 days. She has a place in all of our hearts.

  9. Given this year, I am so very thankful for God and his provision and for the ability to have met your family this last spring. I am thankful beyond anything for my two children and my family. I am thankful for my job which provides for my family, my health, and transportation.

    I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving and enjoy all the Christmas season brings.

    Love you all,

    Lori, William, and Anna (I have an Anna too!)

  10. We don’t celebrate a special thanksgiving day holiday in Australia – but we hope your celebrations are joyous! Your post is a terrific reminder to be ye thankful in all things at all times even when they don’t seem to be thank worthy events that unfold around us!

  11. Happy Thanksgiving.

    It is a joy to read your gratitude lists, and it provided me with a heart to remember that I do have a lot to be thankful for, and to create my own gratitde list.

    Blessings. Mrs. Mari

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