Grace isn’t a little prayer you chant before receiving a meal. It’s a way to live. ~Attributed to Jacqueline Winspear
O Lord that lends me life, Lend me a heart replete with thankfulness. ~William Shakespeare
It is delightfully easy to thank God for the grace we ourselves have received, but it requires great grace to thank God always for the grace given to others. ~James Smith
Psalm 100– A psalm. For giving grateful praise.
1 Shout for joy to the LORD, all the earth.
2 Worship the LORD with gladness;
come before him with joyful songs.
3 Know that the LORD is God.
It is he who made us, and we are his;
we are his people, the sheep of his pasture.
4 Enter his gates with thanksgiving
and his courts with praise;
give thanks to him and praise his name.
5 For the LORD is good and his love endures forever;
his faithfulness continues through all generations.
To keep the list shorter, I will only list what I am thankful for from Thanksgiving Break:
The blessing of laughter and love
The sound of a baby with hiccups
Matt, Mike and Laura’s presence
Black Friday shopping
Not getting pulled over by the police
Having more than enough food to feed people on Thanksgiving day
Justin, Matt, Phil, Wendy, Joanna, Laura, Josh and Mike (people who blessed me with their presence for Thanksgiving dinner)
Warm beds, buildings, vehicles, clothes
Staying and waking up late
A quiet room
Steinway pianos, sarcasm and stuffing
Good health and fairly capable brain
Grace and good music
Covenant CRC and pastor Herm
Christmas, Christmas music, and Christ
Forts to build
Cell phones, communication and community
Reading for fun
Furry animals and family
What were you most thankful for the past week?
P.S. I’ve never been here, but I am thankful that God has created it. Before I die, I want to go here: