My mentor, Chuck Schwartz, just challenged me (and all his blog readers) to list what they are thankful for this year.
Turkey day was part of a busy weekend filled with family and fellowship and food. For my Thanksgiving Eve service I made a pan of seven layer bars, giving thanks for God's faith in us "Cracked Pots", the Oil of blessings we recieve, and the Darkness that we walk through that help us see the Light in a life flowing with Milk and honey. For Nutty thank-offerings and the Manna that God gives us every day.
I'm grateful for three kids who call me mom and one who calls me honey. I'm thankful for family, santa's sleigh arriving from Kansas a month early, and good weather for Christmas lights. I grateful for three-year olds singing "Gloria in eggshells-ies Deo!", retired marines setting up Nativity Stables and a huge box of cookies in my office. For weddings and baptisms and all the celebrations people get together for throughout the year. For the Reason of the Season sleeping in the manger small, and spreading out his arms for us upon the cross so tall.