Happy Thanksgiving!

We have so much to be thankful for. If we are saved by God’s grace, we should be eternally grateful for God’s overwhelming grace as Christ Jesus paid a debt that I owed and couldn’t possibly begin to pay.

I could mention some very blessed people, things and circumstances I am thankful for, but I am blessed with a double portion through Steven and Christina Langella, as they do love much, for they have been forgiven much. The joy of thanksgiving unto God almighty is pronounced in each paragraph of Christina’s expressed gratitude at her blog, Heavenly Springs.

 It is hard to imagine but Thanksgiving is now only one day away. I thought I’d take a moment to not only wish you all a very happy Thanksgiving, but also reflect out loud upon some of the many things that I have to be thankful for this season.  Of course, this list is not exhaustive and it is not necessarily  in any particular order. I am thankful for my Bible.  This is the one I read. I am thankful for the Gospel of Jesus Christ and that I am saved by grace … Read More

via Heavenly Springs

About Jon J. Cardwell

"The Spirited Speaker" - Pastor of Sovereign Grace Baptist Church in Anniston, Alabama. Nationally recognized speaker and publisher. Author of several books, including the bestseller, Christ and Him Crucified.


  1. Thank you so much for including your post on my blog. I am truly honored.

    Steven and I have much to be grateful for — not the least of which is our friendship with you!

    Wishing you, Lisa and the entire Cardwell family (near and far) a most joyous and blessed Thanksgiving!

    Blessings galore!

    • I just realized I said that backwards. I meant “my post on your blog”.

      I think I have a touch of dyslexia….just a touch. : )

      • Actually, I did include a post (or several) on your blog… but you already know that.

        And don’t worry if you ever make a typo in the comments section. I make so many that when it comes to my dear friends, a bruised reed shall I not break, neither a smoking flax shall I quench; and I will make the corrections for my dear friends. I’ve done so without anyone knowing, including some of the people posting.

        I just can’t believe that you would be with you and your wonderful husband will not only fellowship with us in February, but may have a special, smoked ribs, Valentine’s Day dinner with us. Now, being Valentine’s Day, if you two want to spend that time, just the two of you, I’ll completely understand.

        Blessings to you both.

        • “I just can’t believe that you would be with you and your wonderful husband will not only fellowship with us in February, but may have a special, smoked ribs, Valentine’s Day dinner with us.”

          You did that on purpose!

          And thank you for extending such grace! The mark of a forgiven man!

          Valentines-Schmalentines! Just another Hallmark holiday. Nothing against Valentines Day but for the most part we don’t really celebrate like some folks. We are very much looking forward to some delicious food and fellowship with you guys!

          Love and blessings!

  2. Brother Jon,

    I hope you and your family have a blessed Thanksgiving!

    Your sister in Christ,

    • O, thank you, dear sister.

      May the Lord Jesus Christ continue to bless you and keep you; to make His face to shine upon you and be gracious unto you; to lift up His countenance upon you and give you peace.

  3. How blessed your congregation must be to have you as their Pastor. Your thread of comments at Christina’s is too funny, and I really am encouraged that there’s one other Reformed Christian using the KJV.:) (well, there are more since all eight of our children use the KJV. I’m blessed. My husband loves the ESV but indulges my love for the KJV.)

    Your bio is amazing, and it’s been a blessing to visit here today and witness your heart for the Lord. May you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

    • Thank you, dear sister.

      I am humbled by your generous and encouraging words; and ever thankful for the blessed saints I’ve been able to meet on the Internet. I, too, was incredibly blessed by your blog, your service to Christ, and your witness for Him.

      May tha host of heaven espy you giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.

      • Awwww…isn’t Trisha just wonderful, brother Jon?

        Truly, I think we are all better off for her presence!

        Pray you both are enjoying a beautiful day of Thanksgiving!

        Love and blessings!

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