Thursday, November 27, 2008

So, It's Been a While...

But there was a good reason:

I got married last Monday and have used this as an excuse to take a blogging break (but no more!). I was fortunate to have most of my mom's side of the family attend and participate in the ceremony - they are scattered all over the world, and so any kind of reunion happens about every 10 years or so...

Congratulations also to Matt and Heather on their marriage last week!

And Happy Thanksgiving. Even though we are going through difficult times, every day we can find something to thank God for. As part of El Calor practices, often the players each have to state something they are thankful for. The most common response is, "I thank God for one more day of life." Sometimes we don't think very much of this gift - we look around and say, "But my job, my mortgage, the economy, my health..." but it is through God's grace that we are here, living today, and each day he gives us is another opportunity to grow closer to him and glorify him through our lives.

The Pilgrims made seven times more graves than huts. No Americans have been more impoverished than these who, nevertheless, set aside a day of thanksgiving.
H.U. Westermayer

And though I ebb in worth, I'll flow in thanks.
John Taylor

He who sacrifices thank offerings honors me,
and he prepares the way
so that I may show him the salvation of God.
Psalm 50:23