Perhaps it is due to the recent Thanksgiving holiday, or perhaps it is from some of the NW news today, but as I sit here in my cozy warm house, listening to Christmas songs, I am reminded that I have so much to be thankful for. I am thankful for the pumpkin roll that my in-laws dropped off this evening, seriously yummy. I am thankful for God's forgiveness, hope, and getting the opportunity to celebrate Jesus' birth. I am thankful for our jobs, even though I sometimes question them. And, today I am so thankful for my family & friends. And, more specifically, I am thankful that the Lord has kept Kelly & my brother in-law safe. It's been a more eventful work year than we ever desired, and it just makes me so thankful for them and what they do.
pray without ceasing;
in everything give thanks; for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus." 1 Thess. 5:16-18