Friday November 18, 2011
Can you name five blessings from your week? Susanne from Living to Tell the Story hosts Friday’s Fave Five each week. Click on over and see her if you’d like to join in!
Thanksgiving is almost upon us!
I’m so looking forward to family time. And here are this week’s favorites for me:
1. Hearing a student say, “I really liked this book.” My students just presented an Outside Reading Project, and I got to hear those great words. They’re great from any student, but these came from a sixteen-year-old boy, one who struggles academically. Warmed my heart to see his excitement over the book he had read!
2. The countdown. It’s days now until I get to see all my boys, my sweet daughter-in-law, grandson, and a young lady who’s special to one of my boys. I’m glad for every day that takes me closer to them!
3. April. Yes, I know—it’s far away. But my writer buddies and I have made plans, and we’re hoping to spend a weekend together. It’ll be great.
4. More holiday time! I do love Christmas, and the fact that Thanksgiving is the doorway to that season isn’t lost on me. I’ve already pulled out the Christmas music, and I have it ready for November 25th.
5. This quote:
“The life of true holiness is rooted in the soil of awed adoration. It does not grow elsewhere.” (J.I. Packer)
That’s what thankfulness is—awed adoration. And holiness? That’s being close to Him.
What a place to be at the Thanksgiving season. Full of awed adoration, standing next to Him.
Hoping that for you this week.