A light blanket of snow covers the yard and though it certainly isn't enough to make a snowman, my children have found enough snow to entertain themselves for hours, even after dark. For their mother, this is happiness! Rosy cheeks, mittens laying on the heater to dry and little drops of wetness tracked in by careless feet are topped off by hot chocolate with marshmallows as we greet winter this year.
Reasons for thanksgiving abound:
*Time with friends this past weekend, chatting and catching up
*A family date to the movies (a rare occurrence for us)
*"The Christmas County Spelling Bee" has our house a buzz with songs of Jesus' name and excitement for an upcoming Christmas program.
*Prayer: as my aunt undergoes quadruple bi pass surgery, I'm so grateful that we can come to God in prayer at any time.
As I think about items that bring me joy, I remember that God created this world for our enjoyment and He gives us good gifts every day, but He told us that there was really just ONE thing that should cause our hearts to burst with joy:
"However, do not rejoice that the spirits submit to you, but rejoice that your names are written in heaven." (Luke 10:20)
So, I join the chorus of praise by rejoicing in my eternal security and looking forward to the day when I will see my Savior face to face.