"Gratitude gladly receives whatever God supplies, taking the good with cheerfulness and the hardship with a deep sense of sorrowful-yet-always-rejoicing. Gratitude knows that God is honored in the glad reception of wonderful gifts and in the deep, unshakeable satisfaction in God when the wonderful gifts are gone. And gratitude loves to display the worth and value of the giver of all good gifts and all severe mercies."
--Joe Rigney, The Things of Earth
Thanking God these last few weeks for...
7803. spectacular colors at sunset
7804. first candle on the Advent wreath, my favorite Christmas tradition
7805. blazing ring of candles, Light of the World almost here
7807. my first attempt at homemade biscotti = rousing success!
7808. beautiful plate of bright, fresh navel oranges
7809. our fancy Christmas Eve dinner
7810. cranberry curd pecan tartlets
7811. these handsome guys dressed up for Christmas
7812. hubs taking care of me on Chrismas Day; no one else getting sick
7813. lunch date with my favorite (free babysitting)
7814. Christmas break jigsaw puzzles
7815. @handletteredABCs calligraphy challenge