Tuesday, November 20, 2007


Greetings, I hope this finds you well. I also hope it finds you in a place where Thanksgiving is truly a celebration for you, whatever that looks like. I really think that all these years (centuries) later since it’s inception, Thanksgiving has morphed into something far from its original intent. It can be stressful for many, sad for others – certainly something other than a celebration.

If I am honest, I have to admit that I am often focused on what’s not quite right in my life or things I’d like to have changed rather than being thankful for all the blessings in my life – it seems to be my nature. So right up front I’m thankful for Thanksgiving. It allows me a time to stop and reflect – a time to take stock of just how fortunate I am. And if you are familiar with me at all, you know exactly Who I give credit to for all of it.

The short version of my story is that left to my own devices, my best thinking seems to drive my life in the ditch every time. Only when I seek God and His will for my life do I see anything that resembles goodness. It’s just that simple – He’s good, I’m not.

So today, this week, whenever you find yourself reading this I encourage you to take time to take stock. The very fact you are reading this is something to be thankful for on so many levels. And know this; you are among the many things I’m grateful for. I really appreciate you and the time you take to read and respond to this blog. Sharing ourselves with one another makes life a little more bearable; at the very least it helps us to know we are not alone in this. May God’s blessings be abundant in your life.



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