This month I am thankful for…
The new year of 2011
Being 35–and the numerous birthday wishes and messages that I’ve received in person or via Facebook, email, text
Montreat College Conferenc–incredible keynotes from Resurrection Dance Theater in Haiti and Brian McLaren; amazing worship led by Beth Goodlet Williams and Aimee Wallis Buchanan; fantastic planning-leading by the Conference Planning Team (you’re passion and hard work is noticed!); seeing old friends and making new ones; having the opportunity to lead a discussion group of college students and hear their stories about being “wondering wanderers”; being able to enjoy the surroundings of Montreat–the trees, hills and a beautiful ice-frozen Lake Susan
Opportunity to co-keynote (with my younger brother) a High School Youth Retreat for Presbytery of Sheppards and Lapsley in a few weeks.
The Jan. 3 birth of a 6 pounds, 10 ounce baby boy and their wonderful parents who are also dear friends and colleagues in ministry.
Good conversations, silly banter, laughter, hugs
Earth by The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (hysterical and a great driving companion)
Katie, Elizabeth, family and friends
Hope in God’s unconditional and steadfast love