I cannot adequately express my gratitude to each of you precious souls that has walked this thanks-giving season with me. What a journey this has been to attempt to understand what it means to walk in His footsteps, to see from His perspective. You have humbled me with your generosity, amazed me with your hours spent reading and seeking and putting to words that soul-wrestling. You have blessed my entire family with your jars of change, fat envelopes marked "Monte's Well Fund," your faith steps. Our lives will not ever be the same because of the beauty we have seen in each of your lives as you love like Him.
Tomorrow, I hope to make our contribution to the well fund. My challenge to you was to read The Hole in Our Gospel and share your response with me. We will be donating $10 for each of you that have read and responded (or will do so by tomorrow night). If you aren't certain that you have been counted in, make sure you leave a comment on this post. Remember the added incentive? Your names will go in a hat, and one winner will have a pound of Gobena coffee beans to enjoy this Christmas season!
On this Monday of gratitude, I am thanking Him for sparkling Ann, who encouraged me to share what God was teaching us, how He was pushing...and for Ann Voskamp whose writing has turned my eyes to Jesus again and again...and Tonia whose radiant transparency has blessed me.