23 November 2006

Thanks for giving...

An incredibly full and abundant life:

-for life, and the ability to play and live in the freedom of God's love
-for Jesus, for choosing to leave heaven, embrace human life, endure horrific death, and for overcoming death to usher us in to life

-for family who love Jesus and encourage me to do the same; for parents, sisters, brothers in law, nephews, nieces, and family yet to come

-for the imagination to create Thanksgiving day floats with nieces year after year (stayed tuned for forthcoming 2006 pix)
-for friends who welcome me into their homes, families, lives, and inspire me to follow after God with all my heart
-for freedom to post my love for Jesus and love for family and friends without fear

-for the tradition of eating turkey and all the fixings...we want for nothing
-for the opportunity to serve Jesus in a church and at a job in a way that partners with His kingdom plans
-for the privilege of hearing God's voice and being assured that we are His beloved children
-for the continual reminder that we can trust God for His best
Want to add anything to this not even slightly exhaustive list??

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Amen to all of that! Glad to hear of your great thanksgiving day.

karla said...

cute cute kids. what are they doing, exactly? did i miss it?

Gracie said...

Two things, actually. The first picture is with their friend Micah, and they were doing a fashion show for us with their fun dress up clothes. The other picture, where I join them, is when they started to "build" a float for the parade reenactment. Slightly different than what B and Z might do, huh!

cindy said...

thanks, Lord...for a life better than we deserve!!

Gracie said...

Amen to that Cindy!!