Fall into…THANKS

I want to give thanks for what God has done in my life. I grew up in a small baptist church singing, "Count your blessings, name them one by one.  Count your blessings see what God has done." It's the month of November and many of us are making it a social media "30 Days of Thanks". I love it. Corny? Who cares. I drive a minivan…I gave up caring what the popular kids think a long time ago! I embrace "corny."  

Looking back through the journals that I've written over the course of my life, I find that when I was in a funk, a depression, down, or sometimes just having a whiney-hormonal-pity-party, the thing that always brought me back "up" was when I began writing down the things I was thankful for. You can't stay down when you recognize how much you've been given. They say that "life is a party" and the great movie "Father of the Bride" taught us that, "Every party has a pooper, that's why we invited YOU!". 

Don't be the pooper at your own party.

When you feel like you're knee deep in a stinky sink hole, it's time to pull out your journal, instagram, twitter, or Facebook and begin chronicling the things you're thankful for. Count your blessings!

Today I'm most thankful that God saved me. He could have stopped there. But He didn't. He went on to give me even more. He's given me a wonderful, loving family and crazy awesome friends and opportunities that are out of this world. He's given me a man who is godly, loving, patient and forgiving - and this man loves me beyond anything I deserve.  He's given me a little mini-me (Emery Noel) who I can't take my eyes off of. She's perfect. I love everything about her because she was knit together in MY womb by the very hand of God. Wow. Blessed. Amazed. Thankful. Crying. Snorting. Laughing (at myself). 

I could go on and on for days…and I will…26 more, to be exact.  

I would love to follow YOUR '30 Days of Thanks' on twitter/intagram/facebook.

Leave me your "handles" in the "comments" section below and I will follow you through this month as you count your blessings. I'm excited to hear about what God has given you!

I invite you to follow MY '30 Days of Thanks': 

instagram: JujuPhillips

twitter: @churchladyjes

FaceBook: Jessica Johnson Phillips


Let's look at each other's lives and praise God for just how great He truly He.  

Giving was HIS idea first, after all! 


"God so loved the world that He GAVE His only Son that whosoever believes in Him will not die but will have eternal life."                                                                                         John 3:16


Jessica Phillips

Jessica is worshiper and follower of Jesus. He rescued her heart at age 6 but he rescued her calling, purpose and direction in her early 20's. Everyday God is still writing Jessica's story. It involves her husband, Brad, her daughter, Emery, their extended families. But the story is a tale of loss of life and dark grief. And the story ebs and weaves and the grief story is followed by weddings and laughter. And what comes next? A Baby! God sends us a baby to shape and teach and grow right in the midst of our loss and realizing that life actually moves forward. We didn't think it would again after he died. But life just did what it was supposed to do...and it went on. And hope is born again. Everything I write is based on this fact: I'm God's child, I'm alive today. So what do You want me to do for You? Because I want my contribution to matter. I want to leave a legacy.