My dear Canadian friends celebrated Thanksgiving October 8. We here in the United States celebrate the fourth Thursday in November. So here I am, in the middle of these two Thanksgivings giving thanks. It is a spectacular day here in my state of PA and just 24 hours from now my country will know who the next president will be. For me these are exciting times. I am thankful for:
#882 the pastor who counseled my son to write down 5 things he was thankful for every day to help him see how he was blessed. My son said, “Have you read one thousand gifts? My mother recommended it to me. It sounds just like what you are saying. It’s a little “girlie”, but it’s really good.”
#884 for tears of joy during devotions because the words of Scripture are living and move the hearts of my family. We’re reading Daniel and I John and Psalm 119 together before breakfast.
#886 for my Holy-Spirit-filled friend, Barb “bornagain” Bournemann who floated around the lunch tables at World Community Day praying who she should sit beside for lunch. The Lord led her to the table where “my” church ladies were. In this way they met one of the women who will be on the team with my son and grand-daughter when they go to Haiti.
#887 for the constant, never-ending, enduring, interminable, did I mention constant encouragement and love I get from my co-workers even though I am still so v-e-r-y slow. I am thankful for their faith in me.
#888 for my sister who is using her experience with the darkness of depression and anxiety to help my son who is now experiencing similar attacks find his way.
#889 that I am able to move from orientation into a regular schedule at work. When I move to 3 p – 11 p, I can serve at St Anthony’s Free Medical Clinic again and connect with my Parish Nurse friends easier AND bike. These are all things I have missed working day shift.
#890 that my husband and I will soon have good, affordable health care through my job.
#891 that my sister is positioned to help the Parish Nurse at her church, my friend Gina is positioned to help our beloved Dr. Haussmann who, in turn, was able to help my sister and my husband through some difficult medical issues these past couple of weeks, and my friend Vickie whom I went on a mission trip to St Vincent in the Caribbean 31 years ago is now my preceptor at work. I’m so thankful He walks ahead of me.
Saying thank you with the Multitudes with Ann on Mondays,