First Week of Advent, Thursday (by Buttface)

Scripture: Matthew 21:33-46 Name the ways you honor what God has placed in your care.

I hate to beat a dead horse, but God has placed my upcoming child to my care. I hope that in the coming years I will honor God by nurturing, loving, supporting our child. I also try to honor God's gift of "some" athletic ability by getting off my butt (with some nagging from Beloved). In the last year I have played recreational league softball (BTW we WON the D league championship), competed with Beloved, my brother-in-law and sister-in-law in the Pole, Pedal, Paddle (we weren't last...thanks to the Bearded One), finished an Olympic distance triathlon (also not last...Beloved was 3 months pregnant), walked a marathon with my mother-in-law (she actually walks WAY faster than me), and now I'm playing recreational league basketball. Needless to say I'm active. I have been blessed with a healthy strong body and I do my best to use it.

God has also blessed me with an ability to relate to youth. I try everyday to honor God by being present in their lives, whether it's going to a play, game, concert, visiting them in the hospital, or listen to their stories. Being there is important.

God help me to continue to recognize my gifts and share them with ALL of the people around me.