I can’t believe 2016 is almost over. What a year it has been! Through the publishing of Moving On: Surviving the Grief of Forced Termination, God has blessed me with a host of new friends, many of whom I’ve never met face-to-face. Many of you are walking your own grief journey and I am honored to walk beside you. As we close out 2016 and enter a new year, I pray that you will know the love and presence of our heavenly Father more powerfully than ever before. May He lead you into the next chapter of your life with mercy and grace as you faithfully serve Him.
And now, the concluding items on my list of things for which I am thankful:
Texting – With both of our children living in other states, texting is priceless. Especially when photos accompany the texts. Nothing makes me smile faster than getting an “I love you” text or a special photo in the middle of a busy day.
Umbrellas – Think about it. How would we get along without them?
Victory – “But thank God! He gives us victory over sin and death through our Lord Jesus Christ” (1 Corinthians 15:57). Can I get an amen?
William – In the first post of the “A Season of Thanksgiving” series, I mentioned that I was thankful for eyes to see my new grandson who was “due any day now.” I am thrilled to tell you that William Scott Harrison was born December 12 and my eyes dance with joy when his daddy sends me pictures.
XOXO – Hugs and kisses. I love both, whether from family, friends or Hershey’s.
You – I am thankful for each one of my readers. You are why I write this blog. I pray God uses something within these posts to encourage you, wherever you may be on your life’s journey.
Zigs & Zags – The Christian life is not a linear journey. It’s full of twists and turns, zigs and zags, and a few “how in the world did I end up here?” crazy curves. But at every point in life, God is there. No matter how high. No matter how low. Regardless of the extent of joy or the intensity of pain. God is there. And that, my friend, is something for which I am deeply thankful.