Thankful Monday

Oh give thanks to the LORD, for He is good, for His steadfast love endures forever! Let the redeemed of the LORD say so, whom He has redeemed from trouble and gathered in from the lands, from the east and from the west, from the north and from the south.

PSALM 107:1-3

I suppose it’s hard to be thankful for Mondays. We know all the jokes.

Can’t trust that day.

I must stop Monday from coming, but how?

Mondays are also new beginnings. Although here it’s coming to the close of our month of Thanksgiving. But like I noted yesterday, the season of giving thanks should never really end.

Personally it’s not a bad Monday for me because my first two tasks for the day job are canceling meetings.

Oh sure, they’ll have to be rescheduled. But we can worry about that next year.

The writing of the ABCs of Thanksgiving has been both challenging and rewarding.

I am reminded that, yes, I really am blessed.

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Thankful for Hope

The people walking in darkness
have seen a great light;
on those living in the land of deep darkness
a light has dawned.

Isaiah 9:2

I’m thankful for Sundays. They’ve been a bit different since the pandemic. Much has changed.

Today is the first Sunday of Advent.

Churches around the world will light the first candle and speak of the hope we have. Hope in the resurrection. Hope in the soon returning king.

Hope for the future. And for today.

It seems that this time of year the holidays run together.

We go pretty quickly from spooky to thankful to giving, and of course hope.

Truth is, thankfulness should not just be a season, nor should giving.

As a wearer of the red suit, I spend the year focusing on the season of giving.

Spooky can have October…well, some of it.

There is always hope. Today we light the candle that reminds us of hope that came in a manger.

This Wednesday, I’ll begin a series of posts that walks us toward that manger.

For now, enjoy your Sunday and remember that a light has dawned.