Joining the community of thanksgiving:

Continuing on in giving thanks, #111-#135:

111. a lone bluebell on a field of green

112. trees moving in the wind, casting long shadows in a deep ravine

113. an empty bowl of soup

114. a big bowl of fruit

115. lovely comments on this blog

116. reasons to smile

117. reasons to cry

118. stories of redemption

119. that we aren’t defined by circumstances

120. that we’re defined by Him

121. reading Reliving the Passion

122. reliable vehicle

123. wood floors

124. dirty, sandy socks

125. hot water

126. laughing hard Sunday night

127. a sunny Sunday-yesterday

128. dogwoods blooming… which I can see on my parent’s back screened porch, from 800+ miles away, in my imagination

129. the outpouring of God’s love

130. the outpouring of His spirit

131. the outpouring of His grace

132. that joy can come from sorrow

133. that being broken means getting fixed again– but better than before

134. that pain reminds me of what I’ve taken for granted

135. that waiting on the Lord means my strength is renewed…I can fly, run walk… Isaiah 40:31:

      But those who wait on the LORD
Shall renew their strength;
They shall mount up with wings like eagles,
They shall run and not be weary,
They shall walk and not faint.

Thank you, praise you, Father, for all of the gifts above. You are worthy of praise, holy and mighty and abundantly gracious and good.