Thank you LORD for such sweet little packages of joy!
Friday, October 31, 2008
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Monday, October 27, 2008
Let your face shine on your servant; save me in your unfailing love.... Be strong and take heart, all you who hope in the LORD.
Psalms 31: 16 and 24
But as for me, I will always have hope; I will praise you more and more.
My mouth will tell of your righteousness, of your salvation all day long, though I know not its measure.
I will come and proclaim your mighty acts, O Sovereign LORD; I will proclaim your righteousness, yours alone.
Since my youth, O God, you have taught me, and to this day I declare your marvelous deeds.
...My soul is downcast within me.
Yet this I call to mind and therefore I have hope:
Because of the LORD's great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail.
They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.
I say to myself, "The LORD is my portion; therefore I will wait for him." Lamentations 3:20-24
Sunday, October 26, 2008
I am thankful for the apple pie I was finally able to bake today. I have been wanting to make one for weeks but haven't had a spare minute! I know it might seem silly or strange to be thankful about this small thing, but things like these are all it takes to make my day a little brighter!
Friday, October 24, 2008
Thank you Lord for your goodness and blessing throughout this volleyball season... to you be the glory!
Thursday, October 23, 2008
I am thankful today for my other sister. By the way, happy birthday, Abigail!!!! I am thankful for the joy she brings me. I am thankful for the giggles we share (who knows why we are laughing 99.99% of the time, but we just are, and it does me so much good). I am thankful for the young lady she is becoming... I was worried there for a while but she is coming around, the sweetheart.
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
She watches over the affairs of her household
Her children arise and call her blessed;
"Many women do noble things,
Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting;
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
I am also thankful for the rest I find in my Savior... that is where my true rest comes. He understands, he cares, he knows every feeling and emotion that pulses through my heart. Jesus is the rest that I find every day to refresh me and make me strong for each struggle that lays ahead.
He alone is my rock and my salvation;
He who dwells in the shelter
Be at rest once more,
For you, O LORD,
that I may walk before
"Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light." Matthew 11:28-29
Monday, October 20, 2008
for your love is ever before me,
for he guards the course of the just
Then you will understand what is right and just
Yupp, it's time to update! ;) Thanks for the reminder, Katie! But this blog is going to be different than it was previously... before, it was just a place to post pictures of the desserts I enjoyed making so much. But now, with the changes and heartache that fills my life I think that it would be good for me to switch directions. At least for the time being. Between now and Thanksgiving, my goal is to post at least 1 thing per day that I am thankful for. It might still be a dessert that I made. It might be a bible verse... it could really be anything! My life is varied and full of blessings, and I have found in the last few weeks that thankfulness and gratefulness for all that God does in my life can combat the anger, frustration, and loneliness. God brings joy into my life, but I just have to realize it and recognize it. I think by posting it here it will be easier for me to remember HIS GREAT faithfulness.