Sunday, November 21, 2010

Sunday Dinner: Gratitude

Forgive me. I've been on an unplanned, unannounced bloggy sabbatical. I could blame it on being busy, but honestly I've just been without words.

I'll share more in the coming weeks, but in a nutshell, the snow globe that I live in has had a bit of shaking up. The snowfall is beautiful, but I'm still trying to regain my footing.

The one thing I've learned in my 40 plus years is to be grateful. Grateful for the lean years and the years of blessing. Grateful for brokenness and for healing. Grateful for pain and restoration.

Grateful that this year Daniel will finally spend his first Thanksgiving with our family. Grateful that we've been granted another year with those we love. Grateful that He is the One who directs our steps and lights our paths. Grateful for unexpected gifts and goodness and mercy beyond measure.

The verse for this week is simply:

"Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; His love endures forever."

Psalm 118:1

The dessert of song for this week is the very first song I posted on my blog over a year ago--"Gratitude" by Nicole Nordeman. The lyrics have never been so true as they are to me today.

During this week of giving thanks, may you remember God's enduring love in all situations.

Much Love,


Kat said...

Missed you my bloggy friend, but I've very recently been there and totally understand. Hugs!!!

sierrasmom said...

I remember last year..having Sierra at our table...I felt so grateful and thankful for all that God had bestowed on us. A year later... still feeling it!! No matter how tough things get...I am soo thankful for the love in my life!!

Kristin Ferguson said...

Hi Kathie,

I love the word picture of the snowglobe and still loving the snow but feeling a bit shaken up. I've been through my share of those moments (extended ones actually) since school started. Adjusting to being a Mom of 4 has been more 'interesting' than I thought it would be and Josi is having some difficult transition issues to having Nadia around. I keep wanting to share in a post because I want to be 'real' but the snowglobe won't settle to the point of my being able to take the time to write it down. :( It's getting better but your post reminded me that we all need to be praying for each other more often. I'll definitely be praying for you to regain your footing. Thank you for the reminder to be grateful in ALL things as well!

Happy Thanksgiving!