Thanksgiving was last week and this time of year always makes me realize I have a lot to be thankful for. My Thanksgiving day started out giving grace to God by feeding the poor a warm Thanksgiving meal. Scott Mangum and his family came along to help. Nate, the drummer at the Vista Community Church, and his friend Melissa were there to help us as well. It was humbling and satisfying watching my friends on the street eat and share their home cooked Thanksgiving meal. Our family enjoyed a Thanksgiving Lunch. Michelle's Mom Jeneane was there. My Daughter Brandy brought my grandsons. My Sons Chris, Stephan and AlanMichael were all there to eat this festive meal together. Wayne Harlow sent me a text, thanking me for being his friend. He went on to say he could count his friends on one hand and was thankful I was one of them. This text made me think, I too could count on one hand, my few friends. Who was #1 on the list you might ask? God of course.
"So now we can rejoice in our wonderful new relationship with God because our Lord Jesus Christ has made us friends of God."