Wonderful Husband is hanging Christmas lights outside. I've removed my Autumn/Thanksgiving orange nail polish and am painting on Christmas/Winter red. I'm strategically planning how to decorate the inside of the house since last year our newborn-sleepy granddaughter has become our active-crawling-almost-walking one year old granddaughter. Her little hands explore everything, then everything goes in her mouth for further exploration.
I don't want our house to be thought of as "No-No-Grandma's house."
This is a season of thanksgiving and next year Wonderful Husband and I plan to participate with a local church serving Thanksgiving lunch to the homeless and lonely people in our area.
1043 - 1065 beyond my list of One Thousand Gifts, I thank God for:
1043. the Holy Spirit's presence during a meeting with the pastor whose church we're leaving. Open communication, no bitterness, ending in prayer.
1044. slow days at work leading up to the Thanksgiving holiday
1045. a Happy Thanksgiving phone call with my brother
1046. a Happy Thanksgiving email from my mom
1047. The Teacher coming to visit
1048. Wonderful Husband's family feast
1049. Young Sweetie's decision to spend Thanksgiving with her in laws since Youngest Sweetie had been feverish and there would be 8 month old twins (second cousins?) attending our family feast
I had to show you pictures of them in their turkey-leg-knit caps. Darling!
1050. Young Sweetie's tender heart for her in laws
1051. the Thanksgiving dinner encore presentation on Friday with our son, son-in-law and Youngest Sweetie
1052. sending leftovers home for Young Sweetie who had to work and missed out on the meal
1053. making turkey soup afterward
1054. not shopping on Gray Thursday or Black Friday
1055. reading The One Year Chronological Bible: "Let love be your highest goal." 1 Corinthians 14:1 (NLT)
1056. strengthening the whole church, 1 Corinthians 14:3-4, 12
1057. breakfast with Paula and Maria and talking about forgiveness
1058. a reminder to plant Paperwhites. "When you put a seed into the ground, it doesn't grow into a plant unless it dies first." 1 Corinthians 15:36b (NLT).
1059. sending cards to Diane, Joanne and Kaye. I am blessed with friends.
1060. finding The Allume 2012 Conference Keynote Speakers presentations online for free
1061. Sally Clarkson's wisdom and her clear, concise message: "Love God, love people, seek first the kingdom, live by faith."
1062. a sister-in-law sharing her concern about her son (our nephew) "having a problem with God"
1063. knowing God is big enough to handle the issue. He is present and patient enough to wait on the solution/healing/return.
1065. a new journal for my rambling thoughts. "Every day is a gift, every moment is a blessing, every life holds a beauty of its own."
This post is linked to A Holy Experience: Multitudes on Mondays, One Thousand Gifts.
Was your Thanksgiving full of turkey and leftovers?