Monday, November 4, 2013

Give Thanks

There are days when life seems a bit overwhelming.  I had one of those days on Saturday.  One thing after another and before I knew it emotions had taken over.

On Sunday morning, I awakened still feeling groggy. So I jumped on my treadmill, hoping to stimulate my body and get moving.  I wanted to go to church as I knew that would help me in my current emotional state.

How thankful I am that I pushed myself to go.  Our pastor has been preaching for the last few months on the book of Colossians verse by verse.  We are up to the 4th chapter verses 2-6.  I had to laugh as Pastor Jason loves to interject examples and humor as he explains basic principles from God's Word.  I found myself smiling and nodding.

There's something so amazing about praying, reading the Bible and singing praises to the Lord that energizes me and sets me in a better direction. Singing "through the storm He is Lord of all" from Hillsong's Cornerstone was just what I needed to be reminded of.  By the end of the service, I was able to ...give thanks in all things.  God is so good!

Our school celebrated Halloween with the little children getting dressed up.  Yes, I am aware of the negative aspects of this holiday.  But working in Pre-K 3 and a school that includes children of many faiths, I wanted to help make this a fun time for all.  Heidi and I used many of the cute decorations the children made to hang up in our classroom.  The little ones were so excited about dressing up in their princess and fairy costumes.  We had a few super powers and a butterfly; very innocent and cute.

Yesterday was Greg and my 29th wedding anniversary.  We made dinner together at home and it was a quiet time of celebration for us.  I wrote a blog post about our anniversary, including a song I dedicated to Greg.  If you missed it, you can read about it here.

So I continue to count my every day blessings.

#1001  29 years of marriage to Greg
#1002  God is faithful
#1003  A church who loves people and cares about them
#1004  Songs that inspire me
#1005  Amazing friends who encouraged me with their comments on Facebook
#1006  So many kind messages in response to Greg and my anniversary
#1007  My love for reading and writing
#1008  His mercies are new every morning.
#1009  Smiling faces of people who truly care
#1010  The excitement of the children in their costumes
#1011  All of the Pre-K teachers dressed up as crayons; I was a blue crayon
#1012  Resisting all the sweets that were before me except one

I'm linking up with Ann of A Holy A Holy Experience for Multitudes on Mondays.

Blessings and love,

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Anonymous said...

I love this, Debbie. Thank you for being such an inspiration to us all! Wishing you and Greg many more happy and blessed years together. <3

eph2810 said...

Thank you for sharing from your heart, Debbie. Yes, we find ourselves sometimes in a not to happy place, but with His help, we will find the peace that our souls are longing for. And even if we have push ourselves, hearing His Word in church will revive us.
I found myself nodding too in church yesterday. I am thankful for our new, young Pastor, how has such a passion for Jesus and he is ready to share that passion with his congregation.
Love you, my sweet friend.

Nancy said...

I can so relate to your post today Debbie....I felt the same way Sunday morning but like you pushed myself to go to Church and boy was I glad....I felt so encouraged and inspired when I left.....Congratulations on your anniversary....I pray this next year will be full of blessings for both of you...

Joan Davis said...

When we turn our eyes back to the Lord, our mood ALWAYS improves! I've found myself running to Him a lot lately and that's a good thing. Thanks for your encouragement today!

Blessings, Joan

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