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Angie is the proud wife of Todd Smith of Selah, and the blessed mommy to Abby, Ellie, Kate, Charlotte, and Audrey Caroline, who passed away the day she was born, April 7th, 2008. Angie was inspired to write Audrey's story, and began the blog www.audreycaroline.blogspot.com in honor of her. You...

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  1. I love learning more about these meanings, and what you’re describing is exactly how I’m feeling. I wrote today about being isolated on this holiday, but being so incredibly grateful for the same things I am every day. I am physically sick and isolated, but He has made me well.

  2. Gratitude has transformed my life. How I see. How I live and breath. I didn’t realize what an ungrateful brat I had been until I started offering praise.
    Thank you for this post and defining words. Life giving words.
    So good.

  3. Sooo true! Thank YOU too for writing so beautifully. God has given you an amazing talent, and I’m sure it pleases Him to see that you’re using it to bring Him glory – and praise! Happy Thanksgiving!

  4. I also want to be one of the ten. I’m learning to live a lifestyle of thankfulness instead of just at Thanksgiving. Posting a weekly Thankful Thursday helps too as I’m on the lookout during the week for what I can be thankful for. It changes your perspective.
    Thanks for the teaching on Luke 17 Angie; great post to keep gratitude on my mind.
    Blessings,
    Debbie

  5. I remember you sharing this at the women’s retreat (sorry to always bring up the retreat…haha), but in all seriousness I loved this story, and I learned a lot from the things you’ve learned by looking at it deeper.
    Thanks again for sharing!
    lovealways,
    Kelsey

  6. I was struck by something else as I was reading this. Even though only one man was ‘saved’ the others were still healed. Jesus still worked a miracle in their lives, giving them all the same opportunity.
    I am praying for someone who I love very much to be saved. My biggest prayer is that when God gives him these opportunities to believe, he will become the one of ten. My eyes fill with tears at the thought of this man falling at the feet of Jesus and saying “Thank you.”

  7. Just read this, after posting on gratitude myself. We don’t celebrate this principle of thanksgiving as a culture in NZ, but it is so crucial to understand. Love the way you worded this. Beautiful.