"Therefore, brothers, since we have confidence to enter the Most Holy Place by the blood of Jesus, by a new and living way opened for us through the curtain, that is, his body, and since we have a great priest over the house of God, let us draw near to God with a sincere heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled to cleanse us from a guilty conscience and having our bodies washed with pure water."
Further down the list but in full recognition that they are gifts from our most gracious God are my family, including the new little canine member, Murphy.
And may I say that I am enjoying the Christmas hymns even more than usual this year?! I'm not sure of why but its true.
How's that for a random list of thankful thoughts on this second Thursday of December?