Thankfulness #1-26

I am thankful for:
1. the people that fill these boots. 

2. a Bible reading plan.
3. a loving, encouraging husband.
4. the privilege of homeschooling Jake. I get to see him do this in the morning.

 5. Fancy Kate and her love for dressing up.

6. Judd and that he is a healthy four year old boy.

7. Sadie and her sweet, sweet smiles.
8. dairy free milk
9. my heat
10. my electric blanket.
11. my salvation and security of an eternal life with my Jesus. 
12. a Bible believing church. 
13. a praying church
14. the ability to walk, talk, see, hear, touch, and smell. 
15. four healthy children.
16. being a Christ follower.
17. that this world is not my “home.”
18. a husband that completes me.
19. a husband who is willing to do 6 loads of laundry to help me. 
20. medicine to cure infections
21. doctors to help our ailments
22. godly friends who help, support and encourage me.
23. my camera to capture memories of these precious days of my life.
a hot summer day.
24. Colossians 3:12-17- Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience, bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive. And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony.  And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God. And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.
25. a Pastor who preaches the Word not just what I want to hear.
26. to God for opening my eyes to the words of the Word.

    I love this girl!


    • is a joy.
    • wears me out.
    • gives random hugs and kisses.
    • plays Jim’s pretend guitar every night after family worship is over.
    • is entirely to smart to be 2.
    • is whiney.
    • unbearable at times.
    • not nice and down right mean. (this is usually right after she has just given you a great big hug and kiss.)
    • says “I love you second.” after I say “I love you the most.”
    • argumentative.
    • loves to play dress-up
    • thinks all baby dolls should be naked.
    • loves ribbons, bows, and barrettes.
    • is addicted to milk.
    • hard headed.
    • stubborn. (don’t those two mean the same thing)
    • is a quality time girly.
    • my shadow.
    • my mini-me.
    • independent. (wants to get it herself, dress herself, and do it by herself)
    • wants the door closed with light and fan on while she is going to the bathroom.
    • wants you to “get out, please” while she is in the bathroom.
    • says “come play with me.”
    • is teachable, moldable, fearfully and wonderfully made just as God planned
    I love this girl!

    Quote of the Day

    March 21, 2011-Just said something to my five-month old I never thought I’d say- “Baby, I love you but you can’t eat my iPhone.”
    January 13, 2011- My 5 year old just voluntarily told me that he was thinking about giving up the Wii for a while so he could focus on God. -Jim Perdue

    January 10, 2011- Both my boys just fell asleep on me while watching the National Championship game. I guess they weren’t interested. #priceless
    Dec 26, 2010-No matter how old, it seems that a boy always wants to hear “I’m proud of you” from his dad. Dad’s, look your son in the eyes and tell him!
    Dec 16, 2010-I bought my wife an electric blanket for our anniversary (you read that right)…and she LOVES me for it! Now that’s an amazing woman!!!
    Nov 24, 2010-Thankful for simple moments…like sitting next to my wife on the couch. She’s awesome!
    Nov 24, 2010-Blessed with salvation, a wonderful wife, four fabulous (and very active) children, and a Spirit-filled church – @cpcfamily. #thankful
    Nov 23, 2010-At this time eight years ago, I married my best friend and the love of my life! I am so blessed by God with Stephanie. She is amazing!
    Nov 23, 2010-Eight years ago today I married the most amazing woman in the world. After 8 years and 4 kids, I love her more now than ever. So blessed!
    Oct 22, 2010-So blessed! Sadie Grace Perdue arrived at 10:05am. 7 lbs 1 oz and 20″ long. Stephanie and Sadie are doing great!
    Oct 12, 2010-I went and got a flu shot because I love my wife and she asked me to. But, my three year old, Judd, keeps asking me why I got a flea shot.
    July 19, 2010-Just got this text from my wife. I love her! “Yes I did just tape a pull up together so that I didnt have to us another one.”
    April 17, 2010-Coaching 3-5 year olds in soccer helps develop the Fruit of the Spirit in my life. It is certainly an exercise in patience!


    We are right in the middle of basketball season. Both boys are playing for Crosspointe’s team this year. It has been so awesome to watch them play on the same team again. This is Judd’s first year playing and he is playing hard and aggressive. I think he forgets it’s basketball and not football. I must say that I have never really enjoyed basketball, but watching my boys makes it so much fun!

    This is Jake making a goal!

    This is Judd’s goal right before it went in! You can’t really see Judd. He is in the middle.

    Cancel Church???

    This was my quick conversation with Jake tonight while he was putting away his clothes.

    Jake: Mom, I am glad Crosspointe didn’t cancel the services. (We had to miss church last Sunday in Georgia because of a snow storm)
    Me: Why?
    Jake: Because Jesus is way more important than canceling church!

    Spoken like a true Pastor’s Kid!!!!

    He is such an awesome kid and I love his joy in Jesus!


    As Thanksgiving approached this year and we were discussing what we were thankful for, I decided that my word of the year for 2011 would be Thankfulness. I have been reading Ann Voskamp’s blog and saw this One Thousand Gifts. This year I want to open my eyes to all of the many blessings that they Lord has so graciously given me. I do not want to take them for granted. So many times throughout my day I find myself focusing on my little daily troubles – the ever growing laundry pile, the messy toys thrown here and there, or the dishes that need to be put away. I loss sight of the good.
    I know my personality is to be critical and dwelling on the negative, yet I want to be encouraging, affirming, and thankful. As I begin this year, I want to show joy and hope to my husband and children. I am going to take the One Thousand Gift Challenge. My goal is to record 1000 gifts over a period of 12 months. I pray God transforms my eyes to see the grace and beauty all around me, and that I will quickly surpass this goal. I want my mind, thoughts, and actions to be transformed as I intentionally look for the joy in each moment.

    I am thankful for these four blessings!