I have so much to be thankful for today. Where to start? I suppose at the beginning.
This morning, I awakened to a quiet house and had a few moments alone with my God. I'm so thankful for those moments, and I am so thankful that He never sleeps and is ready and willing to meet me at any time of the day or night.
We all headed to church this morning. I was very thankful for our friend and helper, Gary, who stepped in to teach children's church this morning so Brient and I could go to "Big Church". I honestly can't remember the last time I heard an adult sermon on a Sunday morning, and I was really excited to be able to do so this morning!
I am thankful for a preacher who preaches what God lays on his heart, even if it hurts. I am thankful for his tender heart. And I am thankful for the genuine person he is and the ministry in which he is involved. I have said this so many times, but I just can't say it enough. I have never in my entire life had a preacher such as the one I sit under now. He is REAL! And he is on my level. And he loves God and he loves people. I am very thankful for him.
After church, we went out to our local "hole in the wall" pizza joint for lunch with friends. I was very thankful for the food and the fellowship! And afterwards, Brient took the kids home while I went BY MYSELF to get groceries!! That is such a rare occasion when you have 4 kids, and I was so thankful to my hubby for allowing me that time! He's a great husband and a great daddy! Not every guy would brave taking 4 kids by themselves. But he is such a great daddy and doesn't mind one bit!
And I was thankful that I had the chance to go back to church tonight for our singing service. I just LOVE when we have singing night! I grew up singing old hymns, and I love singing them in church.
There are so many things today for which I am thankful. God is so good! And tonight, I will be thankful to lay my head on my lovely pillow, because, after such a busy day, I am quite exhausted!