Friday, November 27, 2009

Thanksgiving Blog - Part 1 the preperation

The three things I am grateful for: 1) The supreme grace and love of the Lord who has mercifully called me to His service!! 2) My dear loved ones, friends around the world and family. 3) (inspired by my dad) The supreme beauty of the creation, the natural world, people and experiences, that inspires my soul and surprises my heart.

So far I have received eight emails for the ‘What are you grateful for?’ – 3 blessings request. Thank you very much for those responses….now being that my email list is over 100, I am still missing quite a few. If that is you, please go ahead and write up those 3 things you are grateful for and send them on.

Also I was thinking about all the many traditions that families have as the girls and I are making our own Colombian traditions. I want to share in your traditions. So for you guys Thanksgiving has come and gone and now many of you are feasting on leftovers, while for us, the turkey was put in the oven at 10am and we are preparing for a 7pm celebration with some of our comrades. Devoting times for such requests may seem trivial, however it is important to me. In the Spirit of the season, indulge me. Write me about your Thanksgiving, where did you go, who were (are) you with, etc., ALONG WITH the three things you are most grateful for.

So this is the first time I am cooking a turkey, which involves a cookie sheet and a tinfoil boat….Yikes. So far my day has been blessed with a turkey that did successfully de-thaw, what (after an hour of cooking) appears to be a tinfoil boat that has not sprung a leek and a lovely time getting to chat with Brittany. Thanks be to God!

Next on the agenda: stuffing, mashed potatoes and a number of salads.

Prayers are much appreciated as the turkey roasts and the meal finalized.

Be blessed, in the peace of the Lord and full of joy!!


1 comment:

Lizzie said...

Hey there! Thanks for your comment on my blog! It's so nice to hear that people are reading.

What kind of agricultural work will be you doing next year? I'd love to hear about your plans - I'm starting to look at different sustainability / development organizations in the US, but I don't quite know where to look first!

Happy Thanksgiving!