Today I thank the Lord for...
The birthday of two of my favorite guys, my husband and my second son. Yes, they share a birthday; how cool is that? I am grateful for them both and I love them so!
A joint birthday celebration with friends
And, in keeping with the birthday theme, my dog Darcy and her assumed birthday on Monday (we don't know her actual birthdate but my friend who has her brother has determined it to be September 10 and so it is)
Friends who email and text to tell me they are praying for me and want to know, really, how it went
Friends who express confidence in the Lord's gracious provision when I teach and tell me so both before and after Bible study
The Word of God that is living and active and powerful and sufficient
Text conversations with kindred spirits about everything from books to melancholy funks
Really good books
Cooler temperatures and beautiful fall weather, not to mention football season. Have I mentioned fall is my favorite?
Mornings out on the porch
The smell of bread baking in my bread machine
The warm welcome of our new group blog Out of the Ordinary. Watch for my inaugural post tomorrow!
What are you thankful for this week?
I will give thanks to the LORD with my whole heart;
I will recount all of your wonderful deeds.
I will be glad and exult in you;
I will sing praise to your name, O Most High.
~ Psalm 9:1-2