Thankful Thursday


Ten Things I’m Thankful for Today


  • Birthdays! My brother’s birthday was Monday. My mom’s birthday is tomorrow. My husband’s birthday is Saturday. That’s a lot of birthday love in the span of a week. Tonight after work, Steve and I are heading to Okoboji to join up with Mom, my brother, my sister-in-law, and my adorable nieces. We will celebrate birthdays and life and summer.
  • Pastor-y things! I do love being a pastor. As I move into my second year in Goldfield, I’m grateful that even the hard days are good days. Serving this church and this community excites me.
  • Cheap school supplies! I don’t really need them, but I can’t resist a cheap notebook and new pens.
  • Laundry! No, really. I was remembering all the trips to the laundromat a few years ago. I hope I never take forgranted that I can do laundry in my basement whenever I want.
  • Rain! Man, did we need it. I’m thankful that we’ve gotten a little bit the last two days. I don’t know a lot about corn, but I swear it’s standing a little taller and swaying with a little more exuberance because of the rain.
  • Walking! Since I bought my fitbit, I’ve become one of those people who tracks steps. I don’t completely obsess, but it’s helped to make me more active. I just left my desk for five minutes to walk a few laps around the sanctuary and the fellowship room. Probably looks weird, but it got blood moving and gave me more energy.
  • Points! I’ve rejoined WW and tracking food is tedious, but it keeps me focused and helps me avoid temptation a little better. I’m grateful for fruits and veggies… and trying a little harder to eat both.
  • Books! I ordered a few that were recommended during the morning class I took at Synod School last week. The class was The Productive Pastor. I’ll share the book titles as I get to them.
  • A new dress! I was the target of a facebook ad and I fell for it. Torrid has a dress that has muppets all over the skirt. Who can resist a good Muppet dress? It came in the mail today.
  • Renewing a domain name! Well, that’s just crazy. But I did pay to keep for another year. Enter the optimism about posting more in the future and blah blah blah. But maybe this time I will.

About SaraBSutter

I serve as the pastor of United Presbyterian Church in Goldfield, Iowa. My husband Steve and I are excited to be in a friendly small town and look forward to the years ahead. In addition to nerdy church stuff, I love reading books, writing, good coffee, cats, and football.

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