Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!

This has been the year from Murphy in many ways, as just about everything that can have gone wrong, has. Maybe you've had a year like that. Downsized? Medical issues? Relationships strained or broken?

Gratitude is a decision. Habakkuk, an ancient prophet, had some nasty circumstances, too. Here's what he wrote:

"Though the fig tree does not bud
and there are no grapes on the vine,
though the olive crop fails
and the fields produce no food,
though there are no sheep in the pen
and no cattle in the stalls,
yet I will rejoice in the Lord,
I will be joyful in God my Savior."

Join me as I give thanks, will you? Sometimes it helps to say (or type) it out loud.

I am thankful for... in the cupboards' markets and the new friends we've made there
...freedom to worship as we choose, near and far
...forgiveness offered and received

What are you thankful for?

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