June 27, 2017

Family, Friends, and Fido

Hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving! As Christians, we have innumerable reasons to give thanks to our great God. We have spiritual, physical, and emotional provisions, to the extent that we should never need in any of those areas. We have a Shepherd who cares for each of us individually, a Father who promises that His children will never be forsaken or “begging for bread” (Psalm 37:25). We are so blessed, especially those of us who live in areas with freedom to worship publicly, and to share our faith without fear of persecution. We are privileged to live in a time when so many conveniences and opportunities are available. We have so much to be thankful for!

And so I continue with my ten daily things that I’m thankful for. Of course, I didn’t post anything yesterday, so I’ll share double today. I have to say, posting ten things every day has really challenged me to discover just how much we have to be grateful for, and how much we just take for granted every single day. It’s helped to see my life – my financially unstable, physically challenging, unpredictable life – through fresh eyes of one who is immeasurably blessed in every area of life. I hope you have been working on your own thankfulness – it’s never too late to start – and can praise God for all His manifold blessings right along with me!

231. Lots and lots of Christmas music
232. Hours of delicious fun with extended family
233. Turkey dinners with all the fixin’s
234. New kinds of apple cider
235. Hilarious candid photos
236. Running family jokes
237. Shared memories
238. Spontaneous sing-a-longs
239. Doggie entertainment
240. Fenced-in yards (for the dogs)
241. NOT going out on Black Friday!
242. Sleeping the whole night through
243. Interesting dreams
244. Family frivolity
245. Family prayer times
246. Christmas movies
247. Old holiday traditions
248. New memories
249. Comical misunderstandings
250. Getting to see old friends


Comments

  1. elizabeth mercer says:

    So good to see you on Thanksgiving and defenitly number 241 Love cousin Lizzie

  2. Great seeing you too!