Today I am thankful for the bond we have with Christian brothers and sisters. What a gift we have been given when we trust Christ to forgive our sins and to reconcile us to God, that when He does that, He over and abundantly blesses us by placing us into a family, His family. I am so thankful for the genuine hugs and love and phone calls and cards and blog comments and so many other expressions of love that my Christian family have extended to me over the past week. May I be so willing to pass kindness on when I have opportunity as well.
I am thankful for Christian friends who enjoy sitting over a cup of coffee or lunch at Chick-fil-A and talk about fun things, serious things and pretty much anything while our kids enjoy spending time together, too.
I am very thankful for my Tuesday Bible study group and the wonderful truths we are exploring as we dig into the book of Hebrews together.
I am also thankful for the community of sorts that I have found in blogging. I know that the friendships formed in this format are not the same as real life, sit down for coffee and go through all the stuff of life together types of friends, but there is a camaraderie we share through the shared bond of belonging to Jesus Christ. And I love that even though we may not physically meet each other this side of Heaven, we have a bond of friendship that we will share there as we worship the King together for all eternity. It's nice to know you all are out there.
I'm thankful for my family, my parents, Drew's parents, and our brothers, and my brother's wife.
On a lighter note, I am thankful for Irish Breakfast Tea. I really enjoyed my pot of tea this morning.
And I am thankful for my iPod. It makes chores like cleaning the bathrooms or exercising on the treadmill oh so much more interesting to listen to good music or great preaching while doing them.
Truly I have much to be thankful for.