Happy Thanksgiving

I wish you a happy Thanksgiving today. Please take a few moments and stop to give praise and thanks to God for his bountiful blessings to us as individuals and as a nation. I am thankful for God’s gift of himself to us, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. I am thankful for God’s call to ordained ministry and CANA that made it possible. I am thankful for St. Andrew’s and for my bishop, Roger Ames. I am thankful for the beauty of the Anglican Tradition and worship and for my Methodist heritage.

I am thankful for my family and friends, past and present, and for a childhood that was second to none. I am thankful for my family of origin and for the many wonderful memories I have of Thanksgiving growing up in the small town of Van Wert. What a blessing it was to have two wonderful parents and my extended family all living in the same town. I am thankful for my bride, who is the bestest wife a man could ever want. She always tries to honor our family traditions and for that I am very thankful. I am thankful for my kids and for the gift of fatherhood.

Mom basting the turkey at Thanksgiving

What are you thankful for?