i'm thankful for a community of friends, family, brothers and sisters spread all over the world who are constantly encouraging me and pointing me towards the Author and Perfecter of my faith
i'm thankful for families who have opened their lives to me, invited me in, and have become like family to me
i'm thankful for His mercies that are new every morning, because man do I need them every day
i'm thankful for a house full of women who are seeking the Lord and doing life together
i'm thankful for small glimpses of who I would be without Jesus, and that He has graciously kept me from experiencing the depths of where I would be without Him
i'm thankful for the roof over my head, the food i'm always able to consume, the clean water at my fingertips, the car that gets me wherever i need to go, the gel, mousse and hairspray that tame my crazy mane, and the heater that keeps our home a comfy 68 degrees
i'm thankful for the ability to write, to record my thoughts and prayers so i can look back and see proof of God's faithfulness
i'm thankful that this place that's not my home has begun to feel like home
i'm thankful for a mother who constantly lifts me up in prayer, a father who has provided for my every need and a brother who gives selflessly to serve the body of Christ
most of all, i'm thankful for the good news of the gospel of Jesus Christ, without which I would have no hope and no salvation.
God is good.