Saturday, November 14, 2009

Today we are going to my Uncle John and Aunt Kimmie's house for an early Thanksgiving Dinner. I'm so excited. I love getting together with my family and just eating yummy home cooked food and spending time together. It is my FAVORITE thing to do. I love my family so much and love making lots more memories to cherish forever.
I have been busy in the kitchen this morning. When we woke up, my hubby and I cooked breakfast together. Homemade pancakes, with bacon, fried eggs, and homemade toast. So good. Then after I let my food settle I started my homemade rolls and chocolate chip cookies to take to dinner. I have my Christmas music playing as well:) I love this time of the year. It's truly is the best in my book.
We have a big family and lots of kids. We all have such a great time together. There are a few family members who aren't with us pappaw and my great mammaw. Even though they aren't here, we never forget them. We always have the precious memories we shared with them. I hope you all have a great weekend and remember to take time and thank our precious Lord for so many blessings we have.
"Be joyful always; pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus." 1 Thessalonians 16-18

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

I've been doing my bible study in the mornings after I take the kids to school. It is my quiet time...the perfect time to set aside just for me and God. I have enjoyed it very much. Today is my 3rd day...I already feel closer to Him. That is my goal. I want to be as close to my God as I can be. He will guide and help me to be the child, wife, mother, and friend He wants me to be. The last two days I have been reading out of 2 Peter. Both days I sat my bible down with the pages opened to 2 Peter so I wouldn't lose my spot and both days I picked it up and it was on 1 Thessalonians. The first day I didn't really think much about it, but when it was on the same place the second got me to thinking....the Lord must want me to read this. So I did. The title on Chapter 1 is Thanksgiving. What a great time to read on Thanksgiving. 1 Thess. 1:2 says, "We always thank God for all of you, remembering you constantly in our prayers." God spoke to me through that verse. One, we need to be in constant prayer....talking to God as if He is right here...which He is. When we are close to God, we are where He wants us to be in our everyday life. Two, always thank God for the many undeserved blessings in our lives. We have everything good because of the Father. I think sometimes we get too caught up in things and forget to remember the simple things in life. The things we shouldn't take for granted....God and His amazing gifts, family, friends, trees, squirrels chasing each other around the yard, watching your kids play nicely outside (when they think no one is watching)...every good thing comes from God. I want to do better for Him. When I am close to God, I know everything will be okay because He is always with me.
I'll leave you with this verse also from 1 Thess. 3:12-13....And may the Lord cause you to increase and overflow with love for one another and for everyone, just as we also do for you. May He make yours hearts blameless in holiness before our God and Father at the coming of our Lord Jesus with all His saints. Amen.
Let's remember to show our love for others...for everyone...then they will see God in us.

Monday, November 9, 2009

I'm sorry it's been a while since I've blogged. Me and the fam have been sick. Not the flu thank the Lord...just stomach virus and bronchitis. Thankfully now we are on the mend. Me and a friend had a yard sale this weekend. We're trying to clear some things out and make life a little simpler in our homes. It was a beautiful weekend to do so. This morning we will be busy getting ready to go back to school this week. We are really looking forward to Thanksgiving Break. It's only a few weeks away. Yay!! I love Thanksgiving....spending time with all my family and eating that delicious food! It's the best!
Our sermon at church yesterday really made me realize something....I need to spend more quiet time with my Lord. He blesses us with so many things and I want to be closer to Him. It's so easy to get caught up in this busy life....but I always think about the bigger picture...we are here for worship Him and live for the end, He's all that matters. He died for us! What an amazing love! I'm gonna try harder to spend more quiet time with Him and live a life that is pleasing to Him. I want to be more kind to others, so that they will see God in me. I want Him to get the glory.
I'm so glad to be back on here....hopefully it won't be so long next time. Hope everyone has a blessed week and remember to thank God for His wonderful, amazing blessings!