Early fall has some of the best sunrises I have ever seen.  When I drive to work, I start out heading due west, and I would completely miss these beauties if I didn’t know that I should glance in the rearview mirror once in a while.

Thanksgiving is almost upon us, and it’s the time of year when we’re all reminded to be grateful.  And I love that reminder. I love that there’s a day when so many people have their minds set on being thankful.  

Thanksgiving is always a day full of abundance, family, friends, traditions, football, turkey, naps, and maybe a little Black Friday shopping (if that is your thing), but it’s also a day of reflection.  It’s a day to glance in the rearview mirror and really appreciate the things God has done for you.  The days He sustained you through. The strength He’s given in bad news. The victories over sin He has orchestrated.  The promises of Scripture He’s allowed you to see fulfilled. The times He’s stayed, even when He was the only One.

Let’s be more grateful this year than we were last year.  There’s a lot to be grateful for in that rearview mirror.

Love, April

PS: If you’re memorizing Scripture with us this year, here’s the printable:

April Cline

Author April Cline

April Cline, may not have a magic wand, but she often finds that her personality magically changes with coffee. If given a few wishes in her fairy tale life, she would request woodland creatures that are handy with housework and a really long nap until her prince arrives (hopefully with a coffee in hand). April's wit and skills on the piano are just a few delights she brings to the family of Christ the Word church. Her tender heart is a testimony of God's grace at work in her.

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