Tuesday, November 20, 2007


Bright and early tomorrow morning I am hitting the road to join the rest of my family in Searcy, AR. The next few days will be full of food, conversation, and relaxation. Just what I am in need of at this point in the year! But, see, there is more to the next few days than just food, conversation, and relaxation. There is a reason why we call it "Thanksgiving," right?

I was walking Rori yesterday and once again praying for the Lord to take away the pain in my heart. As I'm praying, I was overcome with the thought that I needed to spend some time thinking about what I have to be thankful for. Hmmm...okay, God, I think you might be trying to give me some perspective! So, I am thankful for...

  • Health
  • Godly parents with whom I now I have a wonderful friendship/mentorship type relationship
  • A wonderful 1st grade class this year
  • An excellent school
  • An amazing teaching team including two very strong Christians to share and pray with
  • Food
  • Water
  • A nice apartment
  • A very playful, loving puppy
  • Authentic, Christ-like friendships
  • Other people's children who ease my "baby bug" for the time being
  • Clothes
  • Sunshine
  • Rainbows
  • Butterflies
  • Singing on the praise team
  • Being a part of a wonderful congregation
  • My sister
  • My grandparents
  • Holiday breaks from school
  • And I could go on and on and on and on
There is so much to be thankful for. Yes, I am in a season of pain and healing. But, the Lord will continue to shower me with blessings...sometimes I just have to be reminded to open my eyes and see them! Happy Thanksgiving to all!!

"Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in ALL circumstances, for this is God's will in Christ Jesus."
1 Thess. 5:17