Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Days 21 & 22

Day 21: I am thankful that I am able to visit my family so often. I'm also thankful that they live within driving distance.

Day 22: Today I am thankful that my family and Reid's family celebrate Thanksgiving together along with several other families. And, to take it a step further, I'm very thankful that our families get along. ;)


Monday, November 21, 2011

Catch-Up: Day 12-20

Since I dropped the ball on posting days 12-20, I thought I'd share a chapter in Psalm that I've been reading.

His Steadfast Love Endures Forever

136 wGive thanks to the Lord, for he is good,

xfor his steadfast love endures forever.

2 Give thanks to ythe God of gods,

for his steadfast love endures forever.

3 Give thanks to ythe Lord of lords,

for his steadfast love endures forever;

4 to him who alone zdoes great wonders,

for his steadfast love endures forever;

5 to him who aby understanding bmade the heavens,

for his steadfast love endures forever;

6 to him who cspread out the earth dabove the waters,

for his steadfast love endures forever;

7 to him who emade the great lights,

for his steadfast love endures forever;

8 the sun to rule over the day,

for his steadfast love endures forever;

9 the moon and stars to rule over the night,

for his steadfast love endures forever;

10 to him who fstruck down the firstborn of Egypt,

for his steadfast love endures forever;

11 and gbrought Israel out from among them,

for his steadfast love endures forever;

12 with ha strong hand and an outstretched arm,

for his steadfast love endures forever;

13 to him who idivided the Red Sea in two,

for his steadfast love endures forever;

14 jand made Israel pass through the midst of it,

for his steadfast love endures forever;

15 but koverthrew1 Pharaoh and his host in the Red Sea,

for his steadfast love endures forever;

16 to him who lled his people through the wilderness,

for his steadfast love endures forever;

17 to him mwho struck down great kings,

for his steadfast love endures forever;

18 and killed mighty kings,

for his steadfast love endures forever;

19 Sihon, king of the Amorites,

for his steadfast love endures forever;

20 and Og, king of Bashan,

for his steadfast love endures forever;

21 and gave their land as a heritage,

for his steadfast love endures forever;

22 a heritage to Israel his nservant,

for his steadfast love endures forever.

23 It is he who oremembered us in our low estate,

for his steadfast love endures forever;

24 and prescued us from our foes,

for his steadfast love endures forever;

25 he who qgives food to all flesh,

for his steadfast love endures forever.

26 Give thanks to rthe God of heaven,

for his steadfast love endures forever.


Happy Thanksgiving Week!

Friday, November 11, 2011

Day 11

I've mentioned before that "waiting" seems to be a big theme in our life right now. The thing about waiting that's been the hardest for me is finding balance in my faith. On one hand I'm supposed to wait expectantly, believing that He who is able is bigger than every odd we are up against. And on the other hand I'm supposed to wait knowing that even if the answer this time is "no" He is still able and good.

Whew. I don't wait well.

So, today I am thankful for God's word and the comfort I've found in these verses over the last few days.

"Our soul waits for the Lord; he is our help and our shield. For our heart is glad in him, because we trust in his holy name. Let your steadfast love, O Lord, be upon us, even as we hope in you."
Psalm 33:20-22

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Day 10: Eleven


Eleven years ago today Reid asked me to be his girlfriend after a high school formal. So, today I'm thankful that God had big plans for our dating relationship - A relationship that lead to marriage nearly six years later. I'm thankful that the Lord chose Reid for me. I can't imagine living my life with anyone else.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Days 5-9

Day 5: I am thankful for our Dallas friends. We have been blessed with some greats ones through Reid's job and church!

Day 6: I am thankful for weekends. They always feel so exciting because Reid is home. We always say one of the upsides of this traveling gig is that we don't take our time together for granted!

Day 7: I am thankful for doggy daycare on rainy days.

Day 8: I am thankful for my amazing counselor. I love that I can be totally honest with what I'm feeling and her response is always one of love and godly wisdom.

Day 9: I'm thankful for OTC medicine. Specifically Advil. And, especially on days I have a nagging migraine.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Days 2-4

Day 2: I am thankful for my proactive, personable, best-of-the-best doctor and amazing medical insurance. I definitely don't take either one for granted!

Day 3: I am thankful gorgeous fall weather and the opportunity to be outside to enjoy it!

Day 4: I am thankful for lazy at home date nights with Reid. Today he was home by 4:30, we ate by 6, and are off to bed by 11 after catching up on all our favorite shows. All while snuggling on the couch. Need I say more?

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

24 Days of Thankfulness

Its November! Thanksgiving is far and away my favorite holiday and I thought this year it would be neat to take time each day to blog about something or someone I'm thankful for. I often focus on what I don't have instead of being thankful for what I do have. This has been a HUGE point of conviction in my life over the past few months. So, here it goes - 24 days of thankfulness.

Day 1: Today, I'm starting simple. I'm thankful for the opportunity Reid and I had to spend a long weekend in San Francisco re-connecting with each other and catching up with old friends. I'm also thankful for a husband who plans these kinds of weekend trips!