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Last Day of the Month

Well, I made it! A thankful-type post every day for the month of November. Phew! I might just say that today I’m thankful that tomorrow is December! But as I looked back over the month, I realized that I never actually gave thanks for the Really Big things in my life.
Like this guy –
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who drives me around the country, still laughs at most of my jokes after all these years, and loves me regardless.
I’m so thankful for him!

Or my Family –
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Kids and grands, sisters and in-laws, nieces and nephews and everyone in between. Whether they are in this picture or not – they fill my heart with thankfulness.
And let me not forget the great thankfulness  I have for our good health, safe travels, resources, coffee, and dark chocolate.

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UntitledThe technology to actually SEE our grandkids when we talk to them, and send them silly Bitmojis (once I figured them out!) when we text  is something I never even knew I could be thankful for.

But please know that I am not just thankful for these things. I am actually Giving Thanks for these (and so many other) things. And I am giving that thanks to my LORD and Savior, King of Kings, LORD of Lords, and Friend to Sinners like me. Without Him these would be empty Thanks indeed.

Thank you for coming along on this Thankful Journey! From the little things like leftovers to the big things like family – may you also be richly blessed with a spirit of Thankfulness.

 

 

P.S. To those of you who have subscribed to this blog and have gotten an email EVERY.DAY.THIS.MONTH – please know that the craziness will be slowing down. (To those of you who would like to subscribe and get an email when I do post, just fill in the subscribe box on the top right. You will not be placed on any mailing lists, I promise!)

Five Thousand Two Hundred and Twenty Eight

Days that is. Days since August 1, 2004 when we set off on this great adventure.
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5228 days. I cannot say that every one of those 5228 days has been excellent. But the roads we’ve traveled, the friends we’ve made, the ministries we’ve served (even if it involved cleaning toilets) and the opportunities we’ve had to see our Great God in action combine to make days for which I cannot thank God enough.

My Heart is Filled with Thankfulness


My heart is filled with thankfulness
To Him who bore my pain;
Who plumbed the depths of my disgrace
And gave me life again;
Who crushed my curse of sinfulness
And clothed me in His light
And wrote His law of righteousness
With pow’r upon my heart.

My heart is filled with thankfulness
To Him who walks beside;
Who floods my weaknesses with strength
And causes fears to fly;
Whose ev’ry promise is enough
For ev’ry step I take,
Sustaining me with arms of love
And crowning me with grace.

My heart is filled with thankfulness
To him who reigns above,
Whose wisdom is my perfect peace,
Whose ev’ry thought is love.
For ev’ry day I have on earth
Is given by the King;
So I will give my life, my all,
To love and follow him.

— WORDS AND MUSIC BY KEITH GETTY & STUART TOWNEND COPYRIGHT © 2003 THANKYOU MUSIC

 

A bit overwhelmed

I felt like I was doing pretty well with posts during our time at the cabin. Well, for the first week or so at least.  Then, I guess, vacation mode set in. Instead of composing a blog post, I spent time with my sister or helped Gary or read a book or took a nap.  I wanted to share about the cook-outs, sunsets and ducks on the pond.  I wrote several posts in my head, but somehow never got them down on paper.  Sigh.

And then it was over. Our three weeks + at the cabin came to an end, and we were heading back to the real world.
And the real world meant returning to Montrose, packing up the RV and heading across the country to get to Texas so we can fly out of Dallas to go to Oregon for a 4 day SOWER Rally.  I was pretty exhausted just thinking about it.

And now that I’m trying to do even the bare minimum of a blog post, I can’t seem to muster up enough internet to even upload some fun pictures!

Cheeeze –  enough with the whining!

We had an absolutely beautiful time at the Cabin. Filled with family and friends and those ducks on the pond.

We had a lovely, uneventful 1500 mile drive – all interstate – across the country.

Midway on the trip we stopped in Chattanooga and got to connect with my nephew and family and my niece. What a sweet break!

We are safely parked, the slides are out, and the A/C is running.

Tomorrow we will be hugging grandchildren (and grown-up kids too!)

For the four days after that we’ll be hanging out with some of the finest people on the planet at the SOWER “Western Wound-up”!

We have so very much to be thankful for.  And someday soon life will quiet down and I’ll be less overwhelmed, and maybe….just maybe…I’ll get this corner of the internet back on track!

Look back – and give thanks

One of our favorite quotes these days is very simple –

As I look back on even just the last month, I can find so many things to give thanks for.

 

For the work that God has given us.
Everything from re-siding a building –
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to installing a snackshop window.
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to painting
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to sorting and packing clothes
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to painting lambs
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we were thankful to be able contribute as we were able. Continue reading Look back – and give thanks