The weight of gratitude.

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Previous gifts here

241. Heavy cream swirling clouds in tea.
242. Thick socks on hard wood floor.
243. The long, happy life of a missed pup.
244. Magical, unexpected overlap of concepts in sermon and multiple personal readings.
245. Black cat big as my torso.
246. Bright sun/cold day.
247. Trees like fire.
248. New skis and longing for snowy mountains.
249. Saturday long-week-recovery: knitting and Netflix.
250. Words that inject redemption deep.

For the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord as the waters cover the sea.
Habakkuk 2:14

I am still reading One Thousand Gifts; if I was inspired toward gratitude before, taking others’ words for it, I am now electrified, and my thanks is charged with significance.

Why train yourself in thanksgiving?

It is a holy means of transforming ugly to beautiful.
It is moment by moment trust in God’s goodness.
It turns blind faith to soul-dependence.
It invites glimpses of glory on earth and creates insatiable hunger for it.
It clears vision to see grace.

Let gratefulness swallow you up today, friends.


  • bethany

    Amen, friend. The list is lovely, and it’s a great reminder for today. :)

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