Saturday, November 17, 2012

glimpse of goodness

 The last month or so has seemed very full of good things!
The photos below give a glimpse into some of the goodness...
October 31st - at the Family Fun Night...dressing up and helping serve others!  Amy went Filipino and Elise Indonesian. :)
 Exploring Savannah, care group gatherings, a visit from my sister (more on that later!) and historic Fort McAllister
Amy and Elise join in praise with the youth choir
Opportunities to speak and share...this week at the lovely Oglethorpe Club.  Thank you, Tuesday Morning Circle!

 Elise and Amy  join in to cook for the youth group...sure smelled good!  And Michael with friends..

How very much we have to give thanks for!  
For all the beauties of friendship,
of family,
of nature,
of architectural beauty,
of worship.

Gratitude takes nothing for granted, 
it is never unresponsive, is constantly awakening to new wonder, 
and to praise of the goodness of God.  
~Thomas Merton 


Choate Family said...

Isn't it wonderful how God gives us new eyes and new gratitude for "normal" things?!? So thankful you are soaking it all up :-)

OliveTree said...

So glad you're enjoying your time at home. Hope you'll have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

us5 said...

i'm giving thanks for both of you right now, Joanna and OliveTree! :) my cyber-friends and sister-laborers. thanks for always being so encouraging...both of you!! ♥

Carl G said...

Love the Thomas Merton quote - thanks!