I love the food. The time with family. The days off from work. The reminder to pause and count blessings. Like I said in Tuesday's post -- we have a lot to be thankful for.
Lorie and I are driving down the mountain to spend Thanksgiving with family, and I'll be taking a few days off from blogging. Be sure to check back next week. I'll continue the "What I Learned in Africa" series (with some stuff I did NOT share in last Sunday's sermon!) and I'll post some thoughts on Covenant's 20th Anniversary celebration coming up this Sunday.
IN THE MEANTIME: Check out these blog posts from friends and colleagues of mine…
- In the spirit of what I posted yesterday about being proud of the United Methodist Church, here's a recent piece by Jim Harnish on "Why I am a Methodist."
- But in the interest of full disclosure -- this piece by my friend Talbot Davis reveals some of our issues.
- My friend James Howell has written an absolutely beautiful piece explaining our most important reason to give thanks: "What's Special about Christianity? 4 Things"
- I still get a kick out of reading some posts I wrote last year about my adventures with Thanksgiving food. Maybe you will too. Check out "In Praise of Pumpkin Pie" and "In Praise of Dressing (and Cranberry Sauce and Giblet Gravy)."
If you're traveling, be safe.
If you're a member of Covenant, I hope to see you Sunday at our 20th Celebration.
And if you're one of my faithful readers -- see ya' next week!