We have had a year filled with first smiles .. . first giggles, first reaching to be picked up. . .first crawls and first steps. We are so thankful that our grands are healthy and happy in homes where their mommy and daddy love each other.
Who knows what this year will hold. I certainly don't. We don't know what set of circumstances will fill our lives. . . and threaten our security. . .and comfort. I wish I could stop change. . . but of course I can't. . nor would I truly choose to.
I am thankful that I serve a living God who knows my future. . .and has already made a way that will secure my true inheritance . I could easily list one hundred things to be thankful for this year. . .I am indeed blessed. The one thing that I have that everyone can have. . . is free.
If this thanksgiving you feel discouraged. . .as though there is no hope. . and there is nothing to be thankful for and not a lot to look forward to. . I would encourage you to put your trust where no bank . .no government. .no person can threaten it. My hope is built .. . on nothing but the blood of Jesus Christ. . .He has paid a debt he did not owe. . .and I owed a debt I could not pay. . . How could I ever be thankful enough?
The weather looks like it will be perfect. . . .I'll be out with my camera. . looking for that perfect smile. . .that perfect leaf .. .and that perfect moment. Looking back on pictures this last year. . .has been so encouraging. . .seeing all the opportunities to laugh .. and marvel at the beauty around us.
Have a wonderful weekend my friends. . .I'll be back.