#ThankfulThursday (Part 3)

51.   Online friends who have been an encouragement and blessing to me. Too many to name, but I love you all.
52.   Webster Hunt, my sometimes-co-blogger and Twitter pal. You’re a good man, Web.
53.   The brothers of TeamPyro, who provide wise, challenging, and often quite funny content.
54.   My flesh-and-blood pastors, who are all men of deep faith and strong integrity and have provided a great pattern for their hearers to follow. I’m glad to serve under you.
55.  Athanasius, Augustine, Martin Luther, John Calvin, Jonathan Edwards, Martin Lloyd-Jones, Charles Haddon Spurgeon, and so many other faithful men. Holy warriors on the battlefield of ideas.
56.  Matt Chandler, John Piper, David Platt, Al Mohler. Faithful men of our generation who will be remembered by future believers, just as we look back with gratitude to the faithful teachers of past generations.
57.  Jared Wilson–a faithful minister, loving husband, and powerful writer. I want to do what you do, brother.
58.  James Hammonds, my best man and one of my best friends. Probably the most loyal guy i know.
59.  Trevor Taylor, my old roommate, longtime friend, and the most sincere person i know.
60.  It’s Thursday, and while I didn’t want to come to work today, i am thankful for the people i work with. A great bunch of folks.
61.  I got paid today. God provides the ability and opportunity to earn a living. This is good.
62.  I’m looking forward to spending time with my in-laws in a few days. They’re really cool people and i’m looking forward to getting to know them.
63.  I’m also looking to extended time with my amazing wife. Man oh man, i am blessed to be her husband.
64.  I have generous friends. I put out a call last week, asking for someone to give me a cassette adapter for my van, so i coukd listen to podcasts. My buddy Edhiel came through with a still-new name-brand device. Huge blessing.
65.  I’m learning to just ask for things. There’s something kind of radical and fun about just asking.
66.  We love Jesus because He first loved us.
67.  In a world full of injustice, I have full confidence that all will be made right when Jesus returns.
68.  I’ve lost 60 pounds in the last 5 months.
69.  I have hope that i will keep losing and finally keep it off.
70.  My wife intentionally affirms and admires how i look, and helps me feel strong and handsome.
71.  I get to teach Sunday School regularly. That’s still really cool.
72.  As much as late buses frustrate me, I’m thankful that i don’t have to drive for 2 hours each morning and evening to commute. It’s nice to sit back and let someone else drive.
73.  I haven’t lost my hair. It’s definitely thinning, but it’s staying in, for the most part.
74.  I have good health insurance, available for free from my employer. That junk’s expensive.
75.  My van. She may not look like much, but she’s got it where it counts, kid.

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