Make a joyful noise to the LORD, all the earth!
Serve the LORD with gladness!
Come into his presence with singing!
Know that the LORD, he is God!
It is he who made us, and we are his;
we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.
Enter his gates with thanksgiving,
and his courts with praise!
Give thanks to him; bless his name!
For the LORD is good;
his steadfast love endures forever,
and his faithfulness to all generations.
(Psalm 100 ESV)
What a season to be thankful! I wish I knew where my camera was so I could have taken pictures of our feast. What a glorious day it was yesterday to cook, fellowship, eat and drink with friends. Rebecca and Kerstin did an amazing job!
Looking back over this past year I have so much to be thankful. The Lord has placed me in such a sweet community here in STL. For two years I had neighbors who allowed me to be a part of their families and their chaos. He blessed me with sweet relationships and friends that are willing to speak truth in love. He has given me friends that see me for who God has made me to be and encourage me in that process of growth.
I have seen friends come and go as they move all across the country, and soon to be the world. He has opened my heart in ways that I never expected and through a process that was painful. He is continuing to do so and it is exciting to see and to feel differently.
I am thankful for my STL family. They love me well and have made me feel welcome. Lastly, for my family and their love and support and that the Lord is still at work in growing and shaping us.
I am thankful that we are His and He knows us!