It's time for a new family picture for our wall over our mantle
Lessons I learned this weekend from my almost 18-month-old grandson

How long would it take me to list 10,000 reasons to be thankful today?

A selfie with my wife and me.
My wife is heaven sent and I thank God for her.

Heavenly Father,

Open my heart today to remind me on this Thanksgiving Day of how much I have to be thankful for.  I am overwhelmed by how good you have been to me, by what has happened in the past and by what lies ahead in the future.

Before waking up this morning, I kept thinking about how I have 24/7 access to you the creator of the world.  I can go into your presence right now and experience your splendor and majesty.  I'm awed that I can talk to you at any time and you listen in contrast to how long it might take to get into the dentist.  

You loved the world and everybody in it.  You gave us all your son Jesus.  Help me and everybody else to see that love very clearly in our hearts.

Bless our day today with our son and his family and with friends who are coming to celebrate with us.  Amen.

P.S.  And thank you for the very special song 10,000 Reasons which helps me refocus my heart towards you.