The pattern of the world are those antonyms = unmindful, abusive, rude, disagreeable, symptoms of a disabled heart -- hate of others. As I was looking up the verse above in Romans, my eyes also caught sight of several other verses in Romans, like: "For although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts became darkened." (Romans 1:21). "Love your neighbor as yourself. Love does no harm to its neighbor. Therefore love is the fulfillment of the law." (Romans 13:9c,10) and "We who are strong ought to bear with the failings of the weak and not to please ourselves. Each of us should please his neighbor for his good, to build him up." (Romans 15:1,2).
2. I'm grateful for my library. They provide a genealogy library, databases, and much reading materials for FREE! (That is, if I return the books and videos on time -- I tell them my overdue fees are keeping them in business! *smile*)
3. I'm extremely thankful for my new rolling walker with a seat!
4. I'm thankful for my crafty friends who share ideas and craft DVD's with me!
5. I'm thankful for the relaxing Labor Day weekend we had!