Thanksgiving Thursday

I love seeing light at the end of a tunnel. A real tunnel, real light. Every time I see daylight as I near the exit of a tunnel, it reminds me that no dark time lasts forever, and though the darkness may last for the night, joy comes in the morning (Psalm 30:5).

But to see the sun, you have to move through the tunnel, and to find joy you have to believe. “Belief is a verb, something that you do…the very real, everyday action of trusting,” Ann Voskamp says, “I can’t fill with joy until I learn how to trust…Anything less than gratitude and trust is practical atheism. Perhaps the opposite of faith is not doubt. Perhaps the opposite of faith is fear.”

Eucharisteo – thanksgiving – always precedes the miracle”, and I have found this to be true this week. Miracles have happened, prayers have been answered, and blessings have been plentiful.

My Thanksgiving List 8/23/12

13. Peanut’s bath time 

16. Pruned baby toes

 

19. Rainstorms on a summer evening 

28. Seeing – really seeing – peace melt over a friend in a situation of turmoil 

40. Getting it all done – ON TIME! 

45. My sweet husband coming home during his work day to watch our baby so I can keep an appointment 

25. Thick, meaty portobello mushrooms sandwiching salmon burgers, onion, and tomatoes

 

37. The grand beauty of the Rocky Mountains

 

83. Small, yellow wildflowers growing along a county road 

84. Setting up a tent in the rain, BEFORE the real rain hit! 

86. Hazelnut Ale 

87. Steaks grilled over a campfire 

91. A catalytic heater 

92. Falling in love again – with my husband 

93. Camp coffee 

89. No injuries and no breakages on a trail run 

94. Pueblo green chile sloppers and beer 

82. A sweet baby boy born to sweet friends

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5 comments on “Thanksgiving Thursday

  1. jody says:

    I keep trying to post on this but can’t

  2. jody says:

    ha, It worked
    not sure if I can figure out how to post pictures though

  3. All is grace today friend!
    …A day filled with housework (really I’m grateful for this)
    …Anticipating making veggie soup tonight with Grandma
    …First week of school complete!
    …God’s word as an answer for a friend’s hurts
    …Work that I love
    …Friend’s blogs that make me smile.

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