These are just a few of the things I’m thankful for this Thanksgiving.
I’m thankful for the beauty the fall leaves provided and that the Christmas lights will provide.
I’m thankful for the ability we have to gather together this year and for the lessening of the pandemic’s effects.
I’m thankful for the faithfulness and commitment of the Fairlane family during the pandemic. Many churches lost members and are struggling to move forward. Fairlane has stayed strong and continues to seek ways to serve its community.
I’m thankful for the opportunity to substitute teach in the local school system. You learn more from the students than they learn from you. We have some great young people in our community.
I’m thankful for the faith of our Fairlane teens. They face continual peer and social pressure to compromise their faith. They remain committed to their walk with Christ. I’m thankful for that.
I’m thankful that I live in the same community as my mom. Before moving to Shelbyville close to four years ago, I hadn’t lived near her for twenty-eight years. It’s good to be near her again.
I’m thankful for the staff God has assembled at Fairlane. We have fun working together. We’re all different but God has put together a good team. It’s a blessing to be with them.
I’m thankful for the Bird Street Thanksgiving Dinner and our Angel Tree project. It’s a blessing to share our blessings with our local community.
I’m thankful for our “senior saints” who continue to worship, serve and participate in the community at Fairlane. They are a great example to those of us who are a little bit younger.
I’m thankful for the teachers and volunteers in our children’s ministry. Their dedication and efforts are planting eternal seeds in the hearts of future church leaders and servants.
I’m thankful for the shepherds and deacons and their wives. These couples love God, love their church family and have committed to serving them sacrificially. They love and serve us well and for that I am thankful.
I’m thankful that in a couple of years that Fairlane will celebrate fifty years of worship, service and community presence in Shelbyville. Fairlane has loved and served this community well and God has great things in store for us. I look forward to seeing His plans unfold among us.
I’m thankful for the upcoming Christmas season. God is with us. Christmas gives us hope and reminds us of God’s love. I look forward to sharing gifts and making memories this Christmas. season. It truly is “the most wonderful time of the year”.
Misty, Davidson and I wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving!