"And thanksgiving only becomes thanksliving when joy in the blessings given from above — overflows into the blessings given all around.
Thanksgiving only becomes thanksliving when the thanks for His vertical, coming-down grace — is expressed as a horizontal, reaching-out grace.
Thanksgiving only becomes thanksliving — when thanksgiving to God overflows into a joy of giving.
The joy of giving thanks – is ultimately expressed in the joy of giving."
How absolutely true!
#3278 - #3308 - being able to follow along on the Compassion Bloggers trip - God's amazing people in Ecuador - being convicted to do something - feeling God move my heart - beautiful photographs - sewing, sewing, sewing - going from lengths of fabric to completed projects - beautiful colors and coordinating prints - packing shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child - adding letters and closing the boxes
- lively discussions - pondering - knowing that is exactly what He means for me - weekly challenge from the pastor - worship music - spinach dip - chocolate ganache - turkey dinner - cups of tea - visits with friends - my sister coming to visit - long conversations - candles glowing - breakfast together - hugs - bags out of our house - emails from our children - a little voice whispering, "I'm a Christian, Gramma!" - God's love and tender care of our grandchildren - writing letters