The family hard at work on Thanksgiving … a day filled with good food, much laughter, and far too many Monty Python quotes.
It’s November, Thanksgiving is just a few short days away, and life is too precious to not be just plain grateful, so today I’m thankful for:
leftover Greek-style chicken,
coffee with whipped cream,
gingerbread men with sprinkles,
adorable conversations with two-year-olds (who says you can only read one book at a time?),
the privilege to enjoy the little things,
and the freedom to worship a loving and righteous God who is sovereign over it all.
How about you . . . what are you thankful for today?
I’m thankful for family…who chooses to love me even when I am quite unlovable.
I’m thankful for God’s Word…so. deeply. thankful.
I’m thankful for changed sheets, a freshened kitchen, a clean bathroom, and an organized closet…all in preparation for travel to spend a few days with extended family (though we’ll miss the brother!).
I’m thankful for the shadowy and unclear moments in life…that force me to run back into the light of a loving and faithful Savior who gave all.
I’m thankful for good friends…the kind who you can email in the middle of the day when your soul aches for no reason at all, the kind who you can text a few times and it seems like they’re right there with you, the kind who you can travel to fun places with, and the kind who will accompany you to Sonic at 10pm just because.
And I’m thankful for the third batch of these cookies in the oven right now…making my whole house smell like pumpkin pie spice goodness:
Happy Thanksgiving, y’all!
“Now, our God, we give you thanks, and praise your glorious name.”
1 Chronicles 29:13 (New International Version)
Today, I give thanks for:
Caramel Brulee Lattes from Starbucks.
A new car battery and alternator (labor courtesy of my father…on his day(s) off no less).
Time with family and friends.
Koine Greek. Challenging, but rewarding.
Words. Written and spoken.
Pumpkin pie. It’s just not Thanksgiving without it.
What are you giving thanks for?