Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Thankful Thursday

Be devoted to one another in brotherly love. Honor one another above yourselves. 11Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord. 12Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. 13Share with God's people who are in need. Practice hospitality. Romans 12:10-13

This week I'm incredibly thankful for community.

We've started a new tradition this semester--after faculty meeting, we have a couple of other faculty families join us for dinner. I'm thankful for the opportunity to get to know my colleagues and their families a little better this way, and for how we can support each other this way.

I'm thankful for Jen and her family. I can't tell you how blessed we've been by them, and their generosity blows me away. For Christmas, Jen gave us the gift of a meal a week. Not only does that relieve one of the stresses of the week, Jen is an awesome cook! I know what a sacrifice of time this is, and it is such a blessing. No wonder that is the name of her blog--she and her family are such a blessing!

I'm thankful for our community of Christians, both in the town where we live, the town where our church is, the town where we first met the Vineyard Church and the community of Christians on the internet...like Thankful Thursday!

8 comments:

God Chaser said...

Good list of thanks, how nice actually wonderful to get a meal, what an awesome gift. Thanks dear God for such hearts. Blessings, peace, joy and love this TT

Jennifer said...

Wow...a meal a week! That is awesome and truly from a servant's heart.

Happy TT!

Grammy said...

Wow, Jen is an amazing friend you are truly blessed. Have a great week.

LAURIE said...

Happy TT! a meal a week is a HUGE blessing. What a friend with a heart of true love.

Denise said...

Nice thankful list.

Beth in NC said...

What a great list! Happy TT!

Tess said...

What a testimony.

Laurie Ann said...

Awesome blessings! I loved your post. Happy Thankful Thursday!