Thankfulness … And A Flash Mob of Monsters

They came from down the street. It was a precursor to the storms that radar was reported headed our way. No House was safe. No person would be left untouched. Scavengers. Seekers of treasures. Like an apocalyptical mob with one thing on their mind … candy. These preteens were out early. And they were not alone … parents followed in their trucks and SUVs. Two dads were also in costume to encourage their little monsters, M&Ms, superheroes, ghostbusters, animals, sports heroes, farmers, and more.

I handed out the sweets (KitKats for the record) and even had a picture taken.

It was great way to close out October. And a great way to usher in November. I will take the challenge and list an item of thankfulness each day and what a great way to start by being thankful for children. These were just some of the Church family minions, and I love hanging out with the kids. I probably am mentally closer to a 12 year old than those of my own age. Childlike, not childish, I like to say.

So, may we all be thankful, may we all keep our hearts focused on God’s blessings, and may praises for Him ever be on our lips.


Please note … it goes without saying that first and foremost we should all be thankful for God’s love, grace, and mercy … His sacrifice on the cross … and the greatness of His faithfulness.

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About Todd K Estes

In this journey called Life, it gets a bit muddy - But Jesus sees beyond the mud and sees the person He created, the person He loves, and the person He is still working on. I am one of those persons - and so are you. I am a sold-out follower of Jesus, husband way out of my league, father to a great son, part of the family of God, and pastor of a great church family - Evergreen Baptist in Appomattox.

3 thoughts on “Thankfulness … And A Flash Mob of Monsters

  1. Pingback: Thought for November 1: To the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased. – Belgian Ecclesia Brussel – Leuven

  2. Christadelphians

    You quote the Psalm verses 9:1 and 34:1 but at the same time participate in a festival which is against the Will of God and an abomination in His eyes. (?!?)

    Would you not better give thanks to God by keeping to His Laws and to His Wishes?

    The pagan festival Halloween is a good opportunity to speak about the state of the dead and to tell about The Most High God of gods Who is mightier than any of those spooks, witches etc, mankind wants to celebrate at the end of October, begin November.

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    1. Todd K Estes Post author

      Thank you for your comments – and yes many thoughts swirl over the recognition of this custom – and I know it brings out strong emotions, thoughts, and viewpoints … so am appreciative of your comment so I will tag it to this daily pondering. Knowing I too often get mud on my shoes and still rely on God’s grace every step of the way. Ergo the title – muddyshoes. Be blessed.

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