Christmas is Almost Here…!

It’s finally time for another edition of My Monday Morning Cup. Ok, you’re right. It’s really more like Monday Afternoon Cup, but hey I got busy with some other stuff this morning. And I’m drinking decaf. Does that even count???

Christmas Day will be here a week from tomorrow. That means 2018 is about over and done. Wow. Let that sink in for a moment. What are you most grateful for as you look back at this past year? Maybe you are one of those folks who doesn’t take time to reminisce but squarely sets your sights forward. If that’s the case, what great things are you anticipating will come your way in 2019?

My Monday AM Cup

I roll off the Board of Directors of the Writers Guild of Texas in a few days. I’m looking forward to spending some more focused time writing. I’m targeting finishing my devotional book in the next couple of months. I call it a devotional book although it won’t really be a traditional devotional. It’s more of a spiritual formation book—one of my favorite undergrad classes taught by Dr. Jan Daehnert during my time at DBU.

A few months ago, we landed on a new worship leader at church and I’m looking forward to what God will do through our worship team. I’m also looking forward to building my skills as a player.

In a few days, I’ll start a new gig which I hope to tell you more about in the days and weeks ahead. So I’m grateful for God granting me a new work opportunity and excited to see what the Lord does through this new chapter of my God-story.

Sweet T and I celebrated 10 years of matrimony this last October. I’m certainly grateful for that and I’m definitely thankful for her. I’m blessed to have her as a partner in this journey. We first met 18 years ago, after surviving Y2K. Remember Y2K?

I’m always grateful for family and lifelong friends, many of whom I’ve been able to reconnect with this past year, thanks to social media. Helping people connect is one of the cooler aspects of technology.

That’s just my list. What about you? Care to share what you’re grateful for in 2018 as you look ahead to 2019?  I’d love it if you would.


The Devotional Guy™



  1. Lily Pierce says:

    I’m grateful for all the connections I made in the blogging community this year!


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  3. grAnnie Roo says:

    Grateful for a whole new understanding of God’s extravagant love.

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