It is the month set aside for thanks.

I am struggling, and I still get turned around.

Is my dwelling on the past or fretting over the future keeping me from the present?


Is my anxiousness masked by anger?

Do I discount this moment?

Am I truly grateful,

or have I slapped a sloppy brush of thanksgiving

over my life, leaving me thankful for very few things in my life?


C.S. Lewis said. ” If you think of this world as a place intended simply for our happiness, you find it quite intolerable:

Think of it as a place of training and correction, and it’s not so bad. It might even be good.”

How do I live in awe when life can seem so mundane?


Live simple. Isn’t this how children live?

I am awed at the moon, delighted with a ball. Life is a surprise.


A child has no expectations.

When did I trade my awe for expectations?

Expectations can kill a relationship – Especially with God.

Psalm 7:17

I will give thanks to the Lord, the thanks due to his righteousness, and I will sing praise to the name of the Lord, the Most High.

So I write my thankfulness list and am surprised by how truly full my life is.

  1. This day
  2.  My husband
  3. My children
  4. My grandchildren
  5. Salvation

Hebrews 12:28

Since we are receiving a Kingdom that is unshakable,

let us be thankful and please God by worshipping him with holy fear and awe.

I continue to number and am once again surprised by joy.

Let us discover joy by being thankful.

( Parts of this are from Ann Voskamp)

Until next time. Pam

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