24 Nov Happy Thankful Day
It is time for the obligatory conversation about what tomorrow truly is about. Director, please cue Linus from “Peanuts” to share the true meaning of Thanksgiving. It’s time to count our blessings…one…two…three.
I do not want to trivialize such an important endeavor. It can be a source of healing to think about how blessed we are. None of us try to feel ungrateful, but it can happen to the best of us. To put it as clearly as possible: be thankful because of all you have accomplished and all you have been given. As tired as it sounds, think of one thing for which you are thankful.
I am so thankful for you, Shoreline! I am thankful for our volunteers that make every Sunday possible. I am thankful for the Shoreliners who show up on Sundays to experience God and each other. I am also thankful for victories and moments when we see God at work.
Last Sunday, we had a big day at the Wood Valley Community Center for Operation Christmas Child (OCC). Over 70 people (powered by Waffle House) showed up to pack shoeboxes for OCC. We packed 112 boxes that are on their way, as I write, to bring the love of Jesus to children around the world. Thank you for your support!
If you are spending the next few days with some family, I hope you enjoy the time together. If you are missing your family this year, I pray you have fond memories to cherish. Either way, I hope I see you this Sunday as we celebrate Jesus and how thankful we are for Him.