ON GIVING THANKS 584
During the past year,
we have encountered many
of the typical problems experienced
while raising a young family.
Often, these problems encouraged us
to become discouraged and to complain
far more frequently than we know we should.
Recently, some of the problems were resolved,
or at least their solutions became foreseeable.
And so, we breathed a sigh of relief
and thanked the Lord.
But, we suspect there is a tendency within us
to complain much louder and more often
than to give thanks to the Lord.
We have been continually blessed
by our Heavenly Father. And we hope
in the months to come, our praises
shall far outweigh and out distance our
(Written on February 9, 1979)