Posted by: abbiewatters | November 21, 2018

A Treasure I’m Thankful For – November 21, 2018

My little house at Franke Tobey Jones. I’m so thankful we picked up our lives and moved here 6 1/2 years ago.

With thanks to Traci Smith, author of Faithful Families: Creating Sacred Moments at Home, for providing the prompts for this year.

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Posted by: abbiewatters | November 20, 2018

A Tradition I’m Thankful For – November 20, 2018

Raw Cranberry Salad. Every Thanksgiving and every Christmas, I make it with fresh cranberries, apple, and pecans in cherry jello. It’s my grandmother’s recipe, and I grind the cranberries, and chop the pecans just like she did. I make it even if we’re eating dinner at friends’ or family’s houses, or at a restaurant, or in the dining room here.

With thanks to Traci Smith, author of Faithful Families: Creating Sacred Moments at Home, for providing the prompts for this year.

Posted by: abbiewatters | November 19, 2018

A Book I’m Thankful For – November 19, 2018


How on earth does anyone pick ONE book to be thankful for? I’m thankful for Barbara Kingsolver, the author, so I suppose I’ll pick the book of hers that made the most impression on me. But I’m also thankful for Animal, Vegetable, Miracle and Flight Behavior and the one I’m reading right now, Unsheltered. 

With thanks to Traci Smith, author of Faithful Families: Creating Sacred Moments at Home, for providing the prompts for this year.

Posted by: abbiewatters | November 18, 2018

An Act of Kindness I’m Thankful For – November 18, 2018

Margaret Aymer Oget who wrote Confessing the Beatitudes, for the Presbyterian Women’s Horizon Bible study for 2011-2012. Her clear explanations and her scholarship changed my understanding of much of the Bible. Thank you, Margaret.

With thanks to Traci Smith, author of Faithful Families: Creating Sacred Moments at Home, for providing the prompts for this year.

Posted by: abbiewatters | November 17, 2018

A Sacred Space I’m Thankful For – November 17, 2018


My current church home. The people, the pastor, and the prayers that are offered every week calm my soul.

With thanks to Traci Smith, author of Faithful Families: Creating Sacred Moments at Home, for providing the prompts for this year.

A journey that began two years ago tomorrow is coming to an end. I’m thankful for having served as Vice-Moderator and then Moderator of Olympia Presbytery for 2017 and 2018. I’m not thankful that it’s ending, but I’m proud of the work we have accomplished in these two years.

With thanks to Traci Smith, author of Faithful Families: Creating Sacred Moments at Home, for providing the prompts for this year.

Posted by: abbiewatters | November 15, 2018

A Mystery I’m Thankful For – November 15, 2018

The crab nebula – a remnant from the Big Bang. What lies out there in space? Where did we come from? How did we get here? Where are we going?

With thanks to Traci Smith, author of Faithful Families: Creating Sacred Moments at Home, for providing the prompts for this year.

Posted by: abbiewatters | November 14, 2018

A Life Lesson I’m Thankful For – November 14, 2018


The building is not the church, the people are. But building can hold memories and pieces of our hearts because of the people who inhabit them. (The First Presbyterian Church of Texarkana, Arkansas – my mother’s childhood church where she was married, where I was baptized, and where I met my husband.)

With thanks to Traci Smith, author of Faithful Families: Creating Sacred Moments at Home, for providing the prompts for this year.

Posted by: abbiewatters | November 13, 2018

A Smell I’m Thankful For – November 13, 2018

Chai Spiced Tea – the very odor makes me happy.

With thanks to Traci Smith, author of Faithful Families: Creating Sacred Moments at Home, for providing the prompts for this year.

Posted by: abbiewatters | November 12, 2018

A Piece of Advice I’m Thankful For – November 12, 2018


Don’t automatically kill spiders. They keep the flies and mosquitoes at bay.

With thanks to Traci Smith, author of Faithful Families: Creating Sacred Moments at Home, for providing the prompts for this year.

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