Thanksgiving is just around the corner and I am not ready! Food is not purchased, apartment is not cleaned… you know the drill…
But gratitude is abundant! So much has been happening in my life lately and all of it is good.
First, the Judson Study is winding down and it has been so much fun to put together – and to interact with the more than two-dozen participants! (If your congregation would like some help setting up a digital ministry like this, connect with me – there may be an online workshop happening soon!) I’m grateful to Judson for letting me do this, to all those I interviewed for the podcasts, and to all the participants who have in one way or another connected with me throughout the past seven weeks!
Second, I’ve managed to keep on running this fall and I’m up to running about a half-mile without a break – a mile with just one period of walking in the middle! I’m grateful to the folks who maintain the parks around me, to C25K for their podcast that keeps me on track, to my husband who motivates me, and to my body for actually responding to this adventure!
Third, I have had some great classes and workshops lately – wonderful students and participants who make me feel like I am in ministry every day, helping in some small way to offer them fresh vision or purpose or motivation! I’m grateful to the University of Phoenix for hiring me – and to BeADisciple.com for sharing their technology and particularly to Lisa Buffum at BeADisicple.com for sharing her on-going support and encouragement!
There’s so much more in life to be grateful for, as well – my family, of course, and the God who upholds me in all things! As this year’s holiday season approaches (whether I am prepared for it or not!), I go into it with gratitude for all this year has brought and all the next might bring! I hope you, too, have the joy of gratitude in your life and can share it with others!