I’m thankful for God’s generosity to me. I’m thankful that I not only have a roof over my head, but a beautiful home. I’m thankful that I not only have clothing on my back, but a while closet filled with beautiful things. I’m thankful I’m not only starving, but have to watch not over eating. God has been generous in so many ways, and I’m thankful.
Today, I’m thankful for trees. I love all trees, from towering oaks to small cedars, from redwoods to mesquite trees. I find their shapes appealing and beautiful. I love their steadfastness. I love how often the Bible compares a battle-hardened Christian to a tree planted by rivers of water. Deep roots and and the water of the word.
Playing a bit of catch up here:
I’m thankful today for the ordinary means of grace, the preaching of the word, and my faithful pastors. I’m thankful for my local church. These are both ordinary and supernatural.
I’m thankful for my family. I’m thankful for my little home, my brothers and sisters, my parents, my nieces and nephews, grandparents, cousins, aunts and uncles. I love them all.
I’m also thankful for the family I married into. For my extra parents, extra siblings, extra nieces and nephews, extra grandparents, extra cousins, and extra aunts and uncles. I love you all and I’m blessed to be a Jones.
I’m thankful for stories. I’m thankful for they way they share, teach, and the us together. I’m thankful to live in a world that tells stories.
A huge thank you today to all our veterans! Thank you for all you’ve sacrificed, all you’ve endured. Thank you for hurrying up and waiting. Thank you for fighting and being willing to fight.
I’m thankful for sunshine after cool, cloudy weather… though I wish the clouds had stayed longer. I do think sunshine is always prettier after the rain.
There is nothing more welcoming or comforting after a long day, or on a cold night, than snuggling up under a throw blanket. These small pieces of joyous warmth grace my couch, my bed, and even travel with me. I love how they add a pop of color and are practical.
I’m thankful for winter faced with a house full of throws.
Today I’m thankful for candles, pinecones, and Christmas music.
Pinecones are funny things, and yet, I wouldn’t want to live in a world without then. They bring back happy memories from childhood: camping trips and pinecones fights. I love to decorate with them because they also invoke winter. They make me think of a rustic, snowy Christmas.
Candles and Christmas music provide an earthly, temporary, soothing calm for a few minutes during a busy day.
I’m thankful for these passing gifts.
And just like that…fall arrived.
What’s not to be thankful for???? 😁
Leaves are changing. There’s a chill in the air. Sweaters don’t make you sweat. Soup is on the menu. We might get rain!
Today, I’m thankful to live in a world with flowers. I don’t garden much, but I do love to have flowers everywhere in the spring and summer.
For yesterday, I was thankful for the comfort of God’s people, preaching, prayer, and the Lord’s supper. I know I cried through most of the service, but I feel more at peace after our service. God is gentle. God lifts us with truth, and I’m thankful.