Every Friday, I think of at least seven things I am thankful for to share with you, my readers, and The Seven Gratitudes Linkup Community. You can see seven gratitudes from other bloggers here:
Today, I am thankful for:
Lovely silk scarves and old, long-beloved hymns played a special part in Church at Home with June this week.
2. Vanilla beans, unprocessed cocoa, artisan butter
I love to bake with only the best. These little splurges nurture my soul and provide quality treats to offer others soul-soothing balm of buttercream and fudge.
3. Daylight savings
More hours of daylight is always a win with me.
4. My growing niece
She’s sharp, clever, and hilarious; and maybe a little too eager to grow up.Last night, she insisted to me that “I not a children.” Don’t grow up too fast, SugarBear!
5. The Atlanta Master Chorale, resonating chords, and a surprise gift
I was given a gift this week: an Atlanta Master Chorale CD. I love it! I have listened to Unclouded Day at least 45 times this week. The soaring sopranos sent chill bumps down my spine the first time I heard the song. I was driving on a beautiful sunny afternoon, and suddenly the chords culminated in a pinnacle of glory; resonating every which way. I smiled and took a deep breath.
6. The Land of 1000 Hills Coffee House
This is where I write. This has been my favorite coffee house for a long time: my study hangout during seminary, my sermon-writing paradise. And the place I go when I want to wind down and let my mind wander.
7. A cool opportunity
I get to have my name listed on the program at an international conference, and I get to go to Chicago to co present Church at Home with my pastor to an international audience. It’s very exciting!
What are you thankful for this week?