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Thursday, May 26, 2005

Things I'm thankful for, 1

The obvious:
You, whoever you are, who is reading any part of this posting--even if it's only to here. Thanks!
God, in all three persons
The Bible
My wife, daughters, sons-in-law, grandson, and other family
My church
The good job I have had
Freedom of worship, assembly, speech, press
The right to petition for redress of grievances
The right to be protected from unreasonable search and seizure
Good neighbors, friends, and students

Now, some Internet entities I am thankful for:
Blogger, Bloglines, Google, MSN, and Earthlink (These all have the obvious, and, if you got this far, you probably know all this already.)
Flickr--same deal on the URL. My page is here.
Yahoo Yellow Pages (Here's the top-level page for Port Angeles, Washington state.)
The Wikipedia
Project Gutenberg (For instance, May 25th publications include The American Missionary, Volume 49, No. 3, March, 1895, apparently a publication of the Congregational Church, mostly about the work among Indians and African-Americans, and The Book of Mormon, in case anyone is looking for a digital edition.)
The ESV Bible's RSS feed
Arts & Letters Daily
Christianity Today Online

Some chemicals:
DNA, and all the necessary forms of RNA
Amino Acids
Carbon, Nitrogen, Sulfur, Potassium, Phosphorus, Hydrogen, Magnesium, Calcium, Iron, Copper, Manganese, Zinc, Molybdenum and any other elements essential to my life
Digestive enzymes

People who do things:
Our honest auto mechanic
Grocery cashiers, waitresses, nurses, policemen and firemen
Teachers and librarians
The people who bring the news, and all the web entities listed above, to me

Will probably do this again

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Thanks, younger daughter (and who makes at least one reader) for telling me that I messed up a URL.


April said...

That was cool! It made me think of all the things that aren't so obvious that I'm thankful for.

Rhonda Christopher said...

Dr. Labar
It is good to know you are finally going to relax a little...hopefully. I feel honored that I experienced your instruction while I was in school.
Rhonda Christopher