"Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name." Psalm 100:4
Recently I was meditating on Psalms 100. Verse four always stands out to me. It seems to give a key to entering the courts of heaven. A key to coming into Gods court to meet with him. We enter his presence with thanksgiving and praise. I am not always very good at thank-you notes. But God is showing me the importance of not only having a grateful heart but putting it into action. Today we begin our family time of Advent. We are all excited about these special family time each night. My hopes is that during this Christmas season we will not forget to come into his presence each day with gratitude and praise!
Speaking to gratitude, we just returned home from a wonderful trip Knoxville to visit family for Thanksgiving. We had a great time visiting will Aunts, Uncles and cousins. We enjoyed going to the Knoxville zoo, hanging out and talking with family, watching movies in Uncle Herb's Theater, seeing Cousin David's chickens, having a wonderful dinner with my cousin Gary and Angie and their 8 kids, eating LOTs of food and even going to the Creative Discovery Museum in Chattanooga on the way home. I always love to go to Knoxville. I wish we could visit more often. I am blessed by a wonderful heritage of family that follows the Lord.
I always enjoy talking with my cousin Angie. She also homeschools her kids and does a great job with her family. I have lots of questions I like to ask her and she has such grace and wisdom. Angie has eight kids! Isn't that great!! Anyway, this year she gave me a grain mill to try. Yes that is right. A mill to make flour! We will see how that works around here...
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