I have been blessed with a wonderful husband, three wonderful children, a family that cares about us, amazing friends, friends that challenge me in my walk with Christ, all the little amazements of our world. I was recently in the Mammoth area and walking on a dirt path looking up at these majestic (not to sound overly dramatic) mountains and surrounded with trees losing their fall leaves, the crisp November air… God is an amazing creator…

Life has been hard in many ways the last couple years- the economic downturn has nestled into our lives in more ways than one and life has become far from simple. Our awareness of the problems has made the whole situation more difficult as we flail to find an answer or try to predict God’s already determined plan for our lives. In the midst of these hard times, I sometimes find myself completely overwhelmed- overwhelmed with motherhood of three busy little ones, overwhelmed with cleaning and the housekeeping of a husband and three busy little ones, overwhelmed with our chosen obligations, overwhelmed by the stresses life brings… and forgetting about all the things I need to be thankful for every single day.

Matthew 6:34 says, “Do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” Amen to that one!

Matthew 6:26-27 says, “Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? 27Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life?” I can’t.

So, as we focus on what we are thankful for this Thanksgiving- let’s also remember to dwell on these gifts from our faithful and all-knowing God each day.