Blogger: Mary Keeley
No deep writing tips or industry updates today. It’s time to take a break and offer humble thanks to God, give of ourselves to others in Christian love, and be 100% present for our families, loved ones, friends, and church family.
List your blessings.
We have so much to be thankful for in our country. I stopped to list them on a journal page and filled it and more in short order, convicting me of many blessings I take for granted. Try this for yourself. Chances are you’ll see how closely God is caring for you. It’s a great way to enter your day with a grateful heart.
Be a blessing.
It’s been a difficult year politically, but God is in control, thankfully, and our childlike trust in his good plan honors him. Those gathered around the table with you might have polar opposite opinions. Let your grateful heart be a balm of Christ-like grace, reflecting him.
Our Greatest Blessing
Nothing humbles me more than the greatest gift any of us can ever receive: that this sinner has been saved by the shed blood of Christ on the cross and his resurrection from the dead, which is my assurance of eternity with him in heaven. I pray this is true joy for you too.
I am thankful for the wisdom, grace and encouragement from the wonderful people who post here:
“I thank my God every time I remember you. In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now, being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus” (Phil 1:3-6).
I’ll echo Shirlee – I’m grateful for this wonderful community which has become such a big part of my life.
* Happy Thanks giving to all!
Amen to everything you said, Mary. Amen!
I’m so crazy about this site and all the people that gather around the table here. My friend Julie Garmon shared on her blog: “What if all we had tomorrow was what we’d thanked God for today?” That really blessed my heart … such a reminder to give thanks in all things, always. Love you all. Happy Thanksgiving. 🙂
Janet Ann Collins
I didn’t see this on Thanksgiving, but we can be thankful every day!