TEN REASONS TO BE THANKFUL

As this Thanksgiving Weekend winds down, here are ten grounds for thankfulness: The environment of grace–from the Triune God–that surrounds me, preceding, succeeding, super-ceding, meta-ceding (not a real word, but I think it communicates), grace that awakens, convicts, converts, corrects, transforms, heals, overcomes again and again and again. A baby boy to be born next spring (our first grandchild). The final of three daughters married to a fine young man. All three daughters and their husbands are earnest Christ-followers. Lavone, a wonderful partner in life and ministry, without whom the preceding three would not be possible (She could easily be placed second on the list, but the listing shouldn't be understood that way). Families of flesh and faith that relentlessly …