Lenten Thanksgiving

Grateful for: homemade blueberry pie listening ears the Bible study ladies time to rest fresh water free books a new perspective prayer Saturday morning coffee in the sunshine back porch weather line drying laundry freedom church history Advertisements

Lenten Thanksgiving

grateful for… spring on the way vending machine Oreos sleep good books more grapefruit the U.S. Postal Service phone calls from brothers water a nice chai sunshine! cherry jam

Why I love…

Eugene Peterson, a person I’ve never met, who’s never heard of me, and whose most well-known work I’ve never read. At a time when I was feeling battered, uncertain, and living in a foreign land on the second floor of a small concrete house, at the end of a dead-end alley, in an unheated room…

Thankful for…

leaves soup time to rest a trip down memory lane the fact that spring will come a card and two letters from friends sunny days celebrating a new beginning with a good group of people unexpected visitors so much still to learn pumpkin scones (made with an egg and dried cranberries this time) (And can…

Advent Thanksgiving

The Thanksgiving holiday is over, but there’s still a lot to be thankful for: a light dusting of snow Christmas lights Christmas music Advent hope, for now and for the future flannel sheets laughter fair trade coffee at Aldi people’s generosity laundry (even if I may complain about having to wash it or fold it…

Thankful for…

a week’s worth of lunches in the fridge blue skies and bright autumn leaves autumn sunshine “new” thrift store jeans good-natured teasing the aroma of pumpkin scones in the oven the chance to sing this song the unexpectedness that is the family of God talks with brothers

Thankful for…

blue skies all the ingredients for a simple lunch ankles prayer quiet banana bread

Thankful for…

homegrown tomatoes a beautiful shade of blue helping hands the roll of thunder a little rain at the right time wild sunflowers

Thankful for…

summertime BLT’s with homegrown tomatoes and lambsquarter strength for the day Bible study a chance to see my sister safe travels time to sleep fresh peppers for the freezer the opportunity to try again things to laugh about

Thankful for…

challenges that give me a chance to grow an end to the drought conversations with brothers and sisters life cool weather unexpected kindnesses laundry on the line insights into infinity prayer

Thankful for…

fresh blueberries tomatoes from the garden blue skies all the right ingredients for this ripe nectarines a paycheck plenty of books to read lots to learn