Tuesday, November 24, 2009

counting blessings

Count your many blessings, name them one by one…

1. Pam, Liz and Abby. And my family back home in Georgia. And Jacques.
2. Meaningful work to do, among God’s most faithful people.
3. The provision of all of my material needs.
4. Freedom.
5. Living in one of the most beautiful states in the country.
6. The gift of health, the ability to exercise and take long walks.
7. Folks who think worship is as essential as eating and breathing.
8. Laughter.
9. Food I never imagined liking: Chinese and Thai, Mexican and Indian.
And barbecue. And peanut butter and jelly on sourdough bread.
10. The privilege of preaching the gospel, sharing Holy Communion, and celebrating baptisms.
11. Memories of awesome places: the Sea of Galilee, the Great Wall of China,
the Celtic Crosses of Western Ireland, the Andes Mountains of Bolivia, the Grand Canyon.
12. Music: Mozart. Van Morrison. Emmylou Harris. Lyle Lovette. Taize. The Allman
Brothers. Our Chancel Choir. Wilco. Sly and the Family Stone.
13. Cool mornings in the mountains and warm sunshine at the beach.
14. Times for rest.
15. Friends, near and far, past and present, who have shared their lives with me. They know who they are.
16. Acceptance of all that is past. Hope for all that is to come.

Count your many blessings, see what God has done….

Happy Thanksgiving!


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice Picture ! I guess it was windy.

9:19 AM  

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