In America, Thanksgiving was a few days ago. I hope it was a good day for you. I’m glad for at least one day in the year when my grumbly spirit is forced to be put on the shelf so I can practice some acts of gratitude. It would good if it happened more frequently. To that end, I offer this post.
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Notes and resources relevant to this episode:
The rocks are a nod to Samuel’s “Ebenezer”, his “stone of remembrance: “Then Samuel took a stone and set it up between Mizpah and Shen and called its name Ebenezer; for he said, ‘Till now the LORD has helped us.’” (1 Samuel 7:12)
Brené Brown, The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You’re Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are (United States: Hazelden Publishing, 2010), p. 79.
For a practice of gratitude I again encourage you to check out Adam Tisdale’s encouraging semi-regular newsletter “Double the Joy.” He’s a wonderful guide toward honestly picking up our eyes and looking at the wonderful gifts of God.
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