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Thankful

Jason Petermann  —  November 28, 2013 — Leave a comment

ThanksgivingI am thankful!

Thankful today for so many things… We take so much taken for granted in our day to day lives. It is in moments of quiet and purposeful thought that we really understand just how blessed we are. I am grateful for this holiday that purposely makes us stop and think about giving thanks; about how much we really have. I have to believe it would help us if every day we would give thanks a bit before heading out the door.

  • I am thankful for a God that loves me so much that He pursues me. I am daily made aware of my inability to do anything that would make Him stand up and take notice of me, yet He still chooses to because of His love for me.
  • I am thankful for my wife. She extends me a lot of grace as I strive to love her well. She is my best friend.
  • I am thankful for my children and grandchildren. They are a source of joy and bring a lot of laughter to our home. They are pretty good kids too!
  • I am thankful for parents that loved me, taught me about Jesus and put me in a place where I could come to know Him.
  • I am thankful for the calling to be a pastor. I am not sure why God chose me, but He did, and I cannot think of anything I would rather do.
  • I am thankful for the mentors that I have had in my life. Men like Bruce Humbert and Richard Boland have had a huge impact in my life both practically and spiritually. There are many others that have poured in to me. May I do the same for others.
  • I am thankful for my church. This week marks 2 years that I have pastored Christ Community Church. I am blessed to pastor this group of people that love Jesus and love people and have a great desire to see life change happen in our community. They are a joy to lead!

I am glad that we have this day. A day to be together with family and friends, to enjoy good food and even to watch football. May this day also serve to remind us of a God that has blessed us with more than we ever deserve!

 

The Big 13!

Jason Petermann  —  December 7, 2012 — Leave a comment

Cannot believe Jenna is 13 today! Love this girl!

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So today is my oldest child’s birthday! I am proud of who she has become. She is a great wife and mother to her family. It is pretty amazing to watch your children grow up to have and raise children of their own! Jordan, I hope you have a great day today! I love you!

23 Years!

Jason Petermann  —  June 17, 2012 — Leave a comment

Been married to this girl for 23 years today! She is my best friend and the joy of my life! Happy Anniversary Jennifer! I love you!

Let your wife be a fountain of blessing for you.

Rejoice in the wife of your youth.

                                                                                                                 – Proverbs 5:18

Today is Josiah’s birthday,  so I want to say “happy birthday son” and take a moment to share publicly that I am proud of you. You love Jesus and have been such an display of God’s grace as you have gone through the process of healing after your accident. You still bear, and always will, the physical marks of God’s grace in your life. Those scars are there to always remind you of His love for you, and that He has a great plan for you. When you look on those scars, remember that. You have been an inspiration to many. Continue to use that for God’s glory. Here is your story, or better yet, God’s story written in your life over the last 15 months.