For Our Parsonage, Sun Tea, & Lady Godiva - Seven Gratitudes, vol. 29

For Our Parsonage, Sun Tea, & Lady Godiva - Seven Gratitudes, vol. 29

This week I am grateful…

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For our parsonage.

I am beyond thankful for this place that we get to call home for the next two years. Is it not perfect? I grew up in a string of parsonages (houses provided by congregations for their ministers), so these spaces just feel right, if that makes any sense.

I love the provision of it, the fact that this church recognized and realized a powerful way to support its ministers. I love that this home is situated as one of four homes in a row that each house a pastoral resident and loved ones.

Practically speaking, I LOVE that this house has a yard and a completely shaded back patio. It has subway tile, good lighting, and ample storage in the kitchen. There is room for guests and animals and plants!

And a most awesome bathroom tile conundrum. Any ideas?

Gratitude. I am giddy with it. Thankful for the chance to dwell here and share life with whoever comes through the door.

For Granny's Desserts, the Deep Stuff, and Flowers in My Hair - Seven Gratitudes, vol. 28

For Granny's Desserts, the Deep Stuff, and Flowers in My Hair - Seven Gratitudes, vol. 28

This week I am grateful…

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That I am writing you from Texas. <3

Aaron and I made the lovely trek from the upstate of South Carolina to the town of Waxahachie, Texas this past weekend. It was a smooth journey punctuated with visits with dear friends and stories read aloud (I am about to finish the latest Outlander novel, y’all!).

And, in just a few hours, Aaron and I will receive the keys to our resident housing here at Wilshire Baptist Church.

Thankful to be here. Thankful to be counting my blessings so near the place that will be home base for the next two years. Whoohoo!

For 24-Hours with my BFF, Chik-fil-a Dates, & Enough - Seven Gratitudes, vol. 27

For 24-Hours with my BFF, Chik-fil-a Dates, & Enough - Seven Gratitudes, vol. 27

#SevenGratitudes is a year-long weekly series is about cultivating thanksgiving in the midst of the everyday, pausing to allow our hearts and minds to catch up with the waves of grace in our lives. 

So glad you're here this morning! And I’d love to hear a gratitude from your neck of the woods. (These things multiply, you know.) Throw one down there in the comments if you like or blog in our link up.

This week I am grateful...

For Blackberries, Blue Skies, and Ancestry.com - Seven Gratitudes, vol. 26

For Blackberries, Blue Skies, and Ancestry.com - Seven Gratitudes, vol. 26

Today marks the halfway point for #SevenGratitudes! For anyone new, this year-long weekly series is about cultivating thanksgiving in the midst of the everyday, pausing to allow our hearts and minds to catch up with the waves of grace in our lives.

So glad you're here! I’d love to hear a gratitude from your neck of the woods. These things multiply, you know. Throw one down there in the comments if you like or blog in our link up.

This week I am grateful...

For love that moves, filmic preaching, and Saturday night showers - Seven Gratitudes, vol. 25

For love that moves, filmic preaching, and Saturday night showers - Seven Gratitudes, vol. 25

Happy Friday, beloveds! I hope your week has been filled with opportunities for growth, rest, and creativity. Thanks for joining me for #SevenGratitudes this week. For anyone who is new, this year-long weekly series is about cultivating thanksgiving in the midst of the everyday, pausing to allow our hearts and minds to catch up with the waves of grace in our lives.

These little thanksgivings are small stabs at the shadows, the lies that would keep me from seeing the movements of God and Her beloved community. Gratitude is a practice in resistance.

I’d love to hear a gratitude from your heart! These things multiply, you know. Throw one down there in the comments if you like!

This week I am grateful for…