I am thankful for so much. I’m thankful for the big and obvious things, like friends, family, and good health. I’m also thankful for the things I take for granted:  running water and electricity in my house, enough food to eat and share, and a roof over my head. I’m thankful for the beauty that surrounds me—in nature, in music, in a good book, in the faces of the people that I pass on the street.

Mostly, I’m thankful for the presence of God in my life. All that I am and have is by grace.

“May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.” (2 Corinthians 13:14)

Taking the weekend off—look for the next entry on Monday!