Here in the United States we are getting ready for our Thanksgiving. Tomorrow is the big day. It is a time for family get togethers and good food. It is a time to reflect on God’s blessings, but it is good to remember God’s blessings every day. As the verse above reminds us, we should “give thanks in all circumstances.” Sometimes that can be hard when things aren’t going well, but we should remember that God is in charge and we can count on Him to make all things good in time.
Often my characters may wonder how their circumstances can bring them joy when they are in the middle of troublesome times. Since I’m a “seat of the pants” writer, I often wonder that myself. After I finish a book, I look back over the story. I am amazed how God can bring my story together, when I didn’t realize something I wrote at the beginning is something that ties into the end.
This year I’m grateful for having my three brothers with me for Thanksgiving. They came for a football game between Washington State University and the University of Arizona. Two of them graduated from Washington State, so we were cheering for the Cougars. Since the game was so close to Thanksgiving, I said they should stay for the holiday. They all agreed. It is a rare occasion for all four of us to be together at the same time. Here’s a photo I took during the game.
What are you thankful any time of year? I will give away an ebook copy of my book, A Family to Call Ours, to one person who leaves a comment. I will draw the winning name on November 25, 2022 at 9PM MST.
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