When you sit down and think about it, there are so many things to be thankful for, aren’t there? As an Australian, Thanksgiving is one of those traditions that isn’t part of our culture (although I’d much rather it be than Halloween which has crept into our culture in recent years). As an author, I’ve mentioned Thanksgiving numbers of times in my books, especially as I’ve participated in Canadian Thanksgiving meals a few times now. As a Christian, I know we’re called to be thankful in all circumstances (1 Thessalonians 5. 18).
So what am I thankful for? I’m thankful for my family, friends, readers, books, writing opportunities, travel, my dog, my house, clothes to wear and food to eat, a safe land to live in here in Australia. I’m most thankful for our loving heavenly Father, our Creator God, the one who used words to create “In the beginning,” the One who deposits some of that creativity in His creation, allowing us to create too, whether it’s through books, music, art, dance, gardening, whatever. I’m truly thankful for the opportunity to create, and I hope my books reflect just a smidge of God’s awesome grace and mercy and love for His creation.
And I’m so thankful that my relationship with God isn’t dependent on how good I am or how much I do for Him but is simply based on this truth: “God demonstrates His own love for us in this: while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” Now that’s something to be thankful for every single day!
Carolyn Miller lives in the beautiful Southern Highlands of New South Wales, Australia, with her husband and four children. A longtime lover of romance, especially that of Jane Austen, Georgette Heyer and LM Montgomery, Carolyn loves drawing readers into fictional worlds that show the truth of God’s grace in our lives. Her contemporary romance series includes the Original Six hockey romance series, Muskoka Romance series, and the Independence Islands series, and her historical series include the Regency Brides and Regency Wallflowers series.
The following Carolyn Miller books are published by Celebrate Lit Publishing: