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Consider it All Joy

Do you have moments in life when multiple things that you are thinking about and your situation in life converge? At that moment everything seems to be saying the same thing over and over again to you. This week has been one of those weeks for me.

Joy in the Midst of Trials

How does one count it all joy? What does it look like in the midst of the struggles of every day life to count all things joy? It is easy, when life is going well, when there is enough money in the bank account, when our relationships are flourishing, when our kids are behaving well to count that joy, but how do I do that in the midst of the muck of life?

Thanksgiving in a Foreign Land

This is the second year in a row that the Clausings will celebrate Thanksgiving in a country that is not the US. (Side note: this is the first Thanksgiving that Taryn will celebrate as a citizen of the US.) We have done it before, so it isn't a new experience. I remember every year in Colombia gathering with the MTW team, having a great meal, and sharing Thanksgiving traditions. In fact, over the last ten years Taryn and I have celebrated Thanksgiving more outside the US than in the US.