Silver Sunday

I am thankful to the Lord, my God, for:

- I'm always thankful for air-conditioning in August in Oklahoma.

- the wild sunflowers growing in an unused raised bed in the garden, and another patch of them growing in front of a large item that needs to be taken to the dump. This patch hides that piece of junk and makes the yard look much more cheerful. The sunflowers themselves aren't large, not the big foot-wide heads with seeds that humans like to snack on; the flowers are only about four inches from petal-tip to petal-tip, and while the seeds are loved by goldfinches and other songbirds, they certainly aren't the type that people like to eat. But the stalks are much higher than my head, and each stalk hosts a bouquet of flowers. I'm thankful that a bird planted that single seed in the yard a few years ago.

- the opportunity to babysit our toddler grandson one day this week

- people who can work together without drama

- reaching a goal

Silver Sunday

for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,
Romans 3:23 NIV