Sunday, November 22, 2009


May I suggest you take the time today to thank God for all of your blessings? If you can't make it to church, take a few minutes at home ~ find a quiet spot maybe in the backyard, on the porch, in your bedroom.....
He has made all things possible and given us the food on our tables, the roof over our heads, our families, our friends, our possessions, our talents, everything that brings us even a little happiness each and every day.
Ponder on the beauty that surrounds us.... the sky, the trees, the lakes, the ocean, the mountains, the birds, pets, wildlife of all kinds. Think about our freedom and our ability to do and say whatever we want, to go wherever we want. Think about the look in the eyes of a small child, the smile on an infant's face, the feeling when someone you love hugs you and tells you that they love you back. Think about the hospitals, the care facilities, and all those in the medical field who devote their lives trying to mend our broken bodies and broken spirits.
Reflect on your life, the people who love you, the people you love, and all the joys we take for granted every single day.
As I get older, it is so much easier for me to see how important it is to have Him in my life and to acknowledge Him in any way I can. He has given me so much. The least I can do is take some time each Sunday to thank Him, to pay Him homage for His greatness, His kindness, and His mercy. I know He understands when I also ask Him to keep me healthy enough to care for those I love, to help our country through this difficult time, and to bless the sick and the poor.
Imagine how wonderful He would feel if we all took just a minute today to say a simple hello and thank Him. Try it.... it will make you feel good.
Have a beautiful, special Sunday!

I can't take credit for the photo of the church. It is a stock photograph, but I think it is a sweet church and I love that it is in the woods. I would love to go inside. Wouldn't you?


Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Beautiful post and beautiful church! Yes, after shooting pics outside, I would be inside.
Much, much to be thankful for, and I am thankful that one of the UMC churches has a webcast, so there is always a service to attend.
Little things we take for granted....


Anonymous said...

Beautiful & photographic church no matter where it is!! The stone work is amazing, art in itself!!
Lovely post!
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