Thankful pause

What are you thankful for?  Here are some of mine this week:   good worship on Sunday… a parishioner and I met a newborn baby then shared Communion with Mom, Dad and both Grandmothers in the hospital room… preaching on a difficult Scripture text and hearing it connected differently with different people… water color painting at coffee hour… stewardship team work… behind the scene planning for the new photo directory… seeing an Altar Guild member grow in ministry, skill and confidence… pastoral visit and mutual support… a partner in ministry at the local watering hole… Bible study in the sunshine with a friend… time at home with my wife, daughter, parents, sister and future brother-in-law.