Thankful

It’s Saturday morning, and I’m sitting on the couch balancing my Macbook and my dog Emi on my lap. I can’t help but think how thankful I am for this little pup and her companionship over the last five years.

IMG_0610I’ve been thinking a lot about thankfulness over the past few days. I recently read Ann Voskamp’s One Thousand Giftsand I was overwhelmed by the attitude of thankfulness (eucharisteo) that the author exhibited and challenged readers to embrace as well. The most significant take-away for me was that in Scripture thankfulness always comes before the miracle. In other words, we are to be thankful–whether in good circumstances or bad–because a thankful heart allows us to pay attention to the miracles–big or small–that God performs in our lives. Continue reading “Thankful”