Tuesday, November 5, 2013

{thanks}giving daily prayers ...


november 1. GIVING THANKS TODAY for ... new mercies. beginnings. fresh starts. do-overs.
first day of a month, of a school year, of a calendar year ... who doesn't like to begin anew? we like to step into something knowing we can cross off the past and have a fresh hope for the future. and that's exactly what God gives us each and every morning. another chance to wipe the slate clean and to fill it with His goodness. not just to resolve to "do better," but to find His better, His best.
what new thing does He have for you this morning?
GIVING THANKS for the new mercy found in this new month, found in today.



november 2. GIVING THANKS TODAY for ... {His strength}.
with a teenage boy and his friends in the house, there's a lot of talk about strength. a lot of flexing and wrestling. a lot of posturing and posing. the girls get into it too. "hey mom, feel this bicep," they say. even the littlest one -- all 29 pounds of her! i remember a time when proving my strength was incredibly important to me. "i can handle it," i used to think. but that wasn't about my strength, that was about my pride. today i'm giving thanks not for what i can do, but for what He can do through me. Jesus said "'for my power is made perfect in weakness.' Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me." (2 corinthians 12:9). i know that goes against what our world says. but to me, a veritable weakling, that's some pretty good news. i don't have to be strong on my own ... i can call on the strength of Jesus. and His strength is not just enough, but His power "is made PERFECT in my weakness."
this weak and imperfect woman is giving thanks today for HIS perfect strength.



november 3. GIVING THANKS TODAY for ... {the extra}
--the extra hour. the extra measure. God's extra grace.
i'm pretty sure there's not one person complaining about the extra hour of sleep this morning. we all love that fall-back-thing, don't we? how many times have i heard myself say, "i just need one more hour in this day?" well, on november 3rd we're getting that extra hour. it only happens once a year, so we had better make it count right? i don't know about you, but we don't always seem to have a lot of extra anything around our house. we tend to use up everything pretty quickly -- from our time to our sleep to our gallon of milk. it all disappears fast before our eyes. just imagine the dinner hour with a family of seven! rarely is there much left over. but what a blessing it is when in our busyness or in our bare-ness God shows up and brings a little extra -- like in the feeding of the five thousand. 5,000 people show up for dinner and all the disciples have to share is 2 measly fish and 5 loaves of barley bread. (i'll admit, i would have been in a full blown panic in less than 10 seconds). but then Jesus arrives with the extra. He seats the people on the hill (all 5,000 of them) and He breaks the bread and GIVES THANKS (i'm sure the disciples were dy-ing by this point). after giving thanks for the little, Jesus gives them the baskets to pass out. somehow, somewhere between giving thanks for the little and passing out the baskets, the little became much. and, miraculously, there wasn't just ENOUGH to feed 5,000, there was EXTRA. it says they picked up 12 basketfuls of leftovers! doesn't that story just give you the goosebumps? let's GIVE THANKS today for the little and for the times when Jesus shows up and makes it much.


november 4. GIVING THANKS TODAY for ... {solitude ... time alone ... quiet ... five minutes of peace ... a place to breath}
"for many were coming and going, and they had no leisure even to eat." wow! that sounds an awful lot like my house! with five kids and schedules and sports and lessons and activities and whatever! our family does an awful lot of coming and going. i know it's a season, but there are days when i feel like packing us all up and heading for the closest deserted island. desolate or not, we need to rest for a while. let's be honest here, i need to rest for while! Jesus modeled this for us as He often headed up on the mountain or off by Himself. and it's not just about sleeping, it's about being alone with God. it's about carving out some quality one on one ... being still ... hearing His voice. it's about shutting down the never ending stream of noise and distraction. i know many of you busy mamas can't seem to find five minutes to yourself, but i encourage you to do what it takes today: get up early. lock yourself in the bathroom. hide in a closet. whatever! ... but grab some alone time with Jesus. give your soul a place to breath in the busy-ness of your hours. i'm giving thanks today for the slivers of solitude. even if it's a quick five minutes. i'm thankful.


november 5. GIVING THANKS TODAY for ... {chances to give} 
i know some of you overachievers out there are already making your holiday shopping lists. in fact, i bet some of you have already done some of that shopping! (i'll be honest, if i dwell on that too long, i'll begin to sweat).
this morning's thanks-word is "giving," but i'm not really talking about that kind of giving. i'm writing about the chance to give of ourselves in small ways, every day. do you know someone with a need that you can fill? is there something today to which you can give generously? i don't necessarily mean give money, but give yourself. a person, a project, a purpose. maybe a child, a neighbor, a stranger. Jesus desires that we give ourselves away ... not just once in awhile at the annual outreach project ... but in little ways. each day. every day. i'm going to challenge us today to look for an opportunity to give. (and giving your child lunch money doesn't count). but look for something out of the ordinary to bless another: a meal, a card, a compliment. a word, an action, an anonymous amount. something. let me know you're up for the challenge! i'll be praying for you (and me) today. "it is more blessed to give ..." i'm giving thanks today for the blessing gotten when we give.

november 6. GIVING THANKS TODAY for ...{small things}
i am always amazed at how God uses the simplest, weakest, and smallest items for His big and wonderful work. back in the bible and here in the present. He chooses to make His name known in places like a stable, through the words of one who stutters and with things like a small boy, a few stones and slingshot. our Savior doesn't require super-sized anything to accomplish His work. a-men? like these tiny acorns which are able to grow into towering oak trees ... God makes mighty out of our minute. do not despise the day of small things ... do not think it too tiny. know that God is working great things in your life even with your little. i see this in my youngest daughter. she's five and not quite 30 pounds. small as they come, i tell you! but God has done great and powerful things in her life and with her story. i see the impact this wee one has on people ... and there's nothing small about it. what is the small thing in your life God wants to use? give it to Him. offer it up with open hands. and give Him thanks today for the promise and potential of this small thing. {oh...and don't forget to check out today's grace words post ... would love you to swing by that if you've got time ... "gold leaves on the ground").


november 7. GIVING THANKS TODAY for ... {mountains}
i love to look at mountains, but let's be honest here, i don't love to face the - not on foot and not in my faith. i'm not especially patient or eager when one looms before me, blocks my path, challenges my will or causes me to slow my steps. and yet, i know, the mountains i've faced have certainly helped me mature in my faith. when God places a mountain firmly before us, it is not to overwhelm us, but to teach us dependence on Him. faith in Him is the key to moving this mountain -- even mustard seed sized! when life is flat and easy and the sailing is smooth we start to believe we can do it alone. WHEN THERE'S NOTHING TO CLIMB, WE FORGET TO CLING. and, oh friend, God want's us to be clingers to Him. dig deep. hold on tight. focus. endure. persevere. CLING! what mountains are you facing right now? what seems impossible? unsurmountable? unfathomable? if the mountains we face are going to grow our faith, than today, let's give thanks for the mountains in our lives.

november 8. GIVING THANKS TODAY for ... {days ordained}
today is my birthday. and who doesn't like birthdays? even when you're smack dab in the middle of your 40's, birthdays are kinda fun. we make a pretty big deal about birthdays in our home because it's about LIFE. God has given us a chance to live LIFE. to be born. to become His. i know life brings with it some mess, but it also brings so much amazing. it's a gift -- one we often take for granted until it comes into question.
i love knowing that before God had even "knit me together" He already had a plan for my life. He has ordained my days (your days)! sometimes when i knit, my project gets off course, changes directions, doesn't end up as i had imagined. but that's not true with God. God intimately knows His craft. He is fully aware of His creation. when i see only tangles, He sees the tapestry. He knows. He has designed each stitch. He has ordered each day. today, i'm giving thanks for life and for the ordained days God weaves together for His glory.

november 9. GIVING THANKS TODAY for ... {His presence under pressure}
how amazing is it that no matter what the situation, no matter how stressful or serious or intense, we have a God always available. we have the gift of turning to Jesus. we have the blessing of turning it over to Him. i'm posting a picture of my daughter's team this morning. today at 1pm they will play in the state tournament championship for first in the state. it's huge. these girls have worked so hard and are such an amazing group of talented young ladies. but what i want you to know most, is that they are constantly seeking the presence of Jesus -- even out on the court. they don't separate their faith from their fight. they know that even in a volleyball match they can call on His name -- and they do! just before taking court yesterday my daughter texted me, asking us to pray. they pray together. they pray at the end of the game with their opponent. they pray because they know Who is the giver of all good gifts. these girls have seen great success this season, but i continue to hear them give God the glory for all of it. whether win or lose today, this team knows where real victory is found. giving thanks today for the power of His presence. giving thanks also for the southwest stars ...i just love these girls!

november 10. GIVING THANKS TODAY for ... {present challenges}
well, first of all, i have to post one last vb picture today in honor of our girls team winning the state championship yesterday. i'm not sure we (i) will ever recover from all that excitement!
but heres' the deal. these girls didn't walk away with such a glorious title easily. no, they faced a season of incredible challenge. no one gets to the state championship without years and years and years of training. these girls have faced defeat, they have faced discouragement, they have faced hardship -- on and off the court. but they had their eyes on this ultimate volleyball prize. and like this verse explains, all of the "present sufferings" were worth it. emily tells us of the hundreds of hours in the gym that the coach worked with the team on "blocking" ... (that's what she's doing in this pic). he worked them to the point of sore muscles and tired bodies, but he knew that it was in those hours of pushing that he was training these girls for the glory of a state title. what kind of challenges are you facing today? is it possible to see them as preparing you for "future glory?" these "present sufferings" (whatever they are) probably do cause you to leave limping from the gym ... but, take heart, Jesus says in His Word, they "are not worth comparing to the glory which will be revealed to us." keep your eyes on the prize, dear ones, believing that our present burdens will prove future blessing. thanking Jesus today for our present challenges ... and for a state championship!

november 11. GIVING THANKS TODAY for ... {abundance}
i'm not exactly talking about the multiple snack items in our pantry or the too many pairs of shoes in our closet. no, those things are probably more about excess. but i am writing today about God's abundance. how He, again and again, provides enough, provides more than we could even think or imagine. God loves to show up and and show us His love. like a gracious father, He loves to rain down on us in our need. whether it be in our resources or our time or our energy or in our need ... Jesus is generous. "now to Him who is able to far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us." ephesians 3:20
in a dissatisfied world which is compelled by excess, i want to choose to live more than satisfied with God's abundance. but, let's be real here ... it's a choice. we can choose to see the cup as half empty or we can see it as a cup overflowing. today, let's give thanks to God for the overflowing and abundant blessings of life in Him.

november 12. GIVING THANKS TODAY for ... {God's perfect time}

it's never been my particular strength -- being patient for what God has in store; being patient for His timing. i always seem to think i've got a better plan or a better sense of timing. you too?
but, again and again, God's plan and His timing prove perfect. always. it's just hard to see it with my earthly eyes and my stubborn will. when will i learn to trust Him? hmm...
there's a song out there by the band, gungor. it is called "beautiful things." i encourage you to track it down if you don't already know it. one of my favorites! i wore out that song and those words last spring as i was waiting to see God work in some of our family struggles.
i'm giving thanks today for the beautiful God brings in His perfect, perfect timing.


november 13. GIVING THANKS TODAY for ... {my marriage and my man}
i'm not letting this month slip by without some specific thanksgiving for my honey. after 23 years of marriage, i'll be honest, i don't thank God enough for the gift of him. after 23 years of marriage, i kinda forget even to use those words of thanksgiving with him. marriages are being attacked in every way, in every place, at every level. and i'm thinking those words, "thank you, honey" just might help a little. they won't solve all the problems ... but a little bit of thanksgiving does build bridges and tumble walls. and maybe, you're like the rest of us, we need less walls and more bridges in our marriage.
today, i'm guest posting on this topic over at my friend becky's blog. for some more thoughts on thanksgiving in marriage, click on this link: http://beckycrenshaw.com/2013/11/13/thank-you-honey-more-than-fine/

november 14. GIVING THANKS TODAY for ... {forgiveness}
forgiveness is one of those uncomfortable kind of words, isn't it? i mean, if we're talking about it, than chances are, we've probably messed up somewhere along the way. like every day. like all the time. i'm always finding myself in great need of some great forgiveness. and thankfully, we have a GREAT FORGIVER. and that's what i'm giving thanks for today. the fact that no matter what i do wrong or how often i mess up -- God's forgiveness is given. now, there is one itty bitty word we need to reflect a bit on. and that's the word "if." do you see it right there at the beginning of this verse? "IF we confess..." it's pretty clear, dear ones, God is faithful to forgive, but we have to do our part: confess. and, yes, i agree, sometimes that's pretty hard to do. none of us like to come face to face with our faults and failures. i'd rather go back to bed and climb under the covers ... but climbing under the covers can't take the place (or bring the freedom) of confessing our sin. the great news? there's no guess work in forgiveness. if we confess, He forgives. a-men? a-men!

november 15. GIVING THANKS TODAY for ... {God's power in our lives}
i'm not really sure i live like i've got a direct line to God's power; not sure i fully understand the "incredible greatness of God's power for those who believe." but that's exactly this prayer in ephesians -- that we may UNDERSTAND. because grapsing His power will transform our lives. when we grasp it we can unleash it -- proclaiming Him boldly and freely. boy, do i want that. i spend a lot of time running around looking wildly for my super-woman cape (which, by the way, doesn't exist), when i should be turning to Jesus and tapping in to His incredible greatness. i'm going to be praying for that better understanding, even today, as i give thanks for God's power.

november 16. GIVING THANKS TODAY for ... {God's direction}
i love this verse. i love that david basically just says, "okay God, show me the way!" maybe you sometimes feel like david. i do! Lord, just show me! i know my daughter, emily, is feeling like this as she's trying to figure out where she's supposed to attend college next year. there's so much to consider ... so many choices. she said to me the other day, "i just want someone to tell me what to do." and we get like that with our big decisions and our plans, don't we? when we're out on the highway and not sure which way to go, we want clear signs. but david had it right -- he did what we are supposed to do. he cried out to God. he turned to Him and he asked. "show me!" because as david went on to say,"for to you i entrust my life." i love his example: turn, ask, entrust. i'm giving thanks today that we have a God who hears our cry and provides directions.


november 17. GIVING THANKS TODAY for ... {broken things}
i know. seems kinda odd thanking God for broken things. usually we aren't all that keen on the idea of broken. i don't like it when something breaks -- not my blender, not my heart, not even my nail. no thanks. but what if we look at the broken pieces of our life as a place to begin growing something new. soil must be broken up for the seed to be planted. fixing can begin when brokenness is faced. and that's the heart Jesus wants; that's the spirit God won't reject. does God have you in a broken place right now? chances are there's something in your life not working right -- something broken. but it's in our brokenness that we empty out of ourselves and make room for Him. and that, my friends, turns our brokenness into blessing. let's thank Him today for this opportunity to see and surrender to His healing. let's give thanks for His hands which perfectly restore our broken pieces.


november 18. GIVING THANKS TODAY for ... {friendship}
greetings from nyc! i'm spending a few days with some girlfriends from atlanta in the big apple. and how fun is that? and how thankful i am today for the women God has blessed me with --- north and south! (east and west too, i suppose). but truly, it is humbling to think about God's great provision. even though, since moving to minnesota, i don't get to see these friends often, we met up yesterday and picked right up where we left off -- i love that. i love the special qualities and the special continuity God has designed in us for relationship. what a wonderful, beautiful gift! thank you Jesus for girlfriends!

november 19. GIVING THANKS TODAY for ... {missions}
early this morning, our oldest daughter, emily, boarded a plane heading for the dominican republic. she and her entire senior class are going to serve the people of the DR this week. this isn't just another cool senior trip, this is a group of kids heading out to proclaim Jesus; a group heading out to be the hands and feet of Jesus to those in need. how thankful i am of this opportunity for my daughter. emily has been on many missions trips in several countries, this isn't new for her. but she will come home with new eyes. i love that God has given her a heart to serve and love others. Jesus commands us, "go!" whether that be across the street or around the world. "go!" today i'm thankful for those willing to go ... and i'm thankful that God gives great opportunity for us to go.
one last thing, can i ask you to pray for emily and the southwest senior class this week? thanks!

november 20. GIVING THANKS TODAY for ... {home}
after a few days in nyc, i got home late last night. is there anything better than coming home? i love traveling, but oh my, i am always thankful to come home. maybe our home doesn't quite resemble a "peaceful habitation" or a "quiet resting place," but, it's our own variation of all that. and underneath all the craziness is the fact that we dwell together securely, because Jesus dwells in this home. i sit here at the counter this morning with my little one eating her cheerios next to me ... and oh my goodness... how sweet it is to be home. today i am giving great thanks for home.

november 21. GIVING THANKS TODAY for ... {plans and steps}
so, it's a week away -- the big meal. the great turkey to do. have you made out your menu? have you laid out your lists? what's your plan? what's your approach?
i remember the first time i cooked thanksgiving dinner umpteen years ago ... i assembled my recipes and typed out my instructions ... probably alphabetized my shopping list (i was like that THEN). and preparing this kind of feast does take an awful lot of organization and work. no doubt about it.
but this kind of intensive planning reminds me how easy it is to get caught up in our plans for life. we think if we just write it down and get really, really organized it will all happen exactly as we imagine. in fact, even walt disney told us: "if you dream it, you can do it!" and where, generally speaking, i kinda like that type of encouragement, i also know that i serve a God who holds the final plan. i can plan my course or plan my meal or plan my day or plan my life ... but God determines my steps. we can clutch our recipes or resist with our road maps ... or we can release and live in the freedom of knowing He has it figured out for us. today i am giving thanks for the freedom to make my plans while knowing God is right there with me ... determining my steps ... and leading me forward.

november 22. GIVING THANKS TODAY for ... {simple reminders}
"look at the birds of the air ..." God has given us every day things to remind us of Him; to remind us of His care, His provision, His enough. in matthew, He assures us that He cares for even the birds. He assures us that not even one falls to the ground without His knowing. and how much more so does He care for us! but, still, we continue to worry and fret over our things.
it's no secret, i love birds. my kids tell me i'm not allowed to add any more "bird stuff" to our house. lol! but, one of the reasons i'm so partial is because i, too, am prone to forget about God's comprehensive ability to care for me. and i love the reminder birds provide -- God's got it all in His hands, all under control -- from the smallest sparrow to the largest world issue, He cares for all of it. maybe i don't need any more bird nicknacks around my house, but surely i do need to be reminded more of God's care. i'm thanking God today for even the birds -- every day, simple reminders of Him.

november 23. GIVING THANKS TODAY for ... {eyes to see}
it's no secret, it was her eyes which first drew me in. when i opened her file and first saw her picture -- it was those big brown eyes which captured my attention; captured my heart.
God gave us physical eyes to see His gifts of earthly beauty--and what a wonderful thing! but even more so, He has given us enlightened eyes to see His gifts of heavenly beauty -- the hope of life with Him. and that is the most wonderful thing. our world is dark and it is blind ... and the devil is doing his darndest to keep it that way. but when the Holy Spirit dwells in our hearts, we can trade out our blindness for eyes which truly see the hope to which He has called us. today i am giving thanks for eyes to see beauty and hope -- earthly and heavenly.

november 24. GIVING THANKS TODAY for ... {restored joy}
have you ever been in a season where your joy has felt depleted? scarce? even lacking? where everyone else seems to be hustling and bustling to a merry melody, but you're feeling flat. empty. sad. i think sometimes around the holidays that joy meter is even more sensitive. the time between thanksgiving and christmas should be nothing but pure joy, right? except sometimes, for some people, it's not. and when there's a lack of joy, this season can be full of pain. so maybe today, this "restored joy" is a phrase of thanksgiving. or maybe for some of you, it's a prayer -- you want the joy of your salvation to be restored. either way, i'm giving thanks for it today. i'm giving thanks that it's available. that it's possible. that it's conceivable. maybe you've experienced that wonderful restoration from flat to full -- give thanks! and if this morning, dear one, you're struggling for joy, make this verse your prayer today. and let's give thanks for the work of joy restoration Jesus will do.

november 25. GIVING THANKS TODAY for ... {pruning}
ouch. i know, just the idea hurts a little. sometimes a lot.
definition: PRUNE: pro͞on/ verb
1. trim (a tree, shrub, or bush) by cutting away dead or overgrown branches or stems, esp. to increase fruitfulness and growth.
i'm okay with this idea of "cutting away" when it comes to shrubs or trees, but not necessarily excited about it for myself. i don't like to be pruned. but, i do know it's good for me. it might hurt a little, but it's good when God trims away the dead stuff, the excess, the fluff. it's good when He whittles me down a bit and helps me to focus on producing real fruit. God isn't just trying to clean us all up and make us all pretty, no, He pares us down that we might produce the fruit of His righteousness -- that we might have life!
* He decreases the dead, that He might increase the life.*
i don't know about you, but i have felt the cut of His shears lately in my life ... again, it's uncomfortable, but not unnecessary. sometimes i can't even see what it is He is doing or why He's choosing to trim in that spot which i thought was doing sort of okay ... but He knows. He knows what needs to stay and He knows what needs to go. my eyes can only focus on one little branch at a time, but God sees the whole tree; the whole garden. and though i might not always like the process, i'm giving praise this morning for God's holy pruning in my life.

november 26. GIVING THANKS TODAY for ... {acts of kindness}
i came home a couple of weeks ago to find these flowers sitting at my front door. a friend had dropped them by. there was no real reason. she's just like that -- she's kind. i am amazed at the kind people God has surrounded me with -- north and south! in the south it's called "southern hospitality" and in the north it is called "minnesota nice." either way, i like it. and either way, it works. it's how God intended us to live -- kindly. our kind acts and "works" don't earn us salvation, but they sure do make our world a little brighter. i'm thankful for friends and strangers who take the time to be kind. kindness counts. kindness matters.
this morning i have a challenge for you (and me): do something a little extra nice for someone today ... find an opportunity to leave flowers at a front door ... or something. do something kind for someone. and i'd love to hear about it! it will bless a friend, it will bless you. thanking God today for simple acts of kindness.


november 27. GIVING THANKS TODAY for ... {the inspiring faith of others}
i was with a group of women yesterday and sat listening to stories of things they’ve experienced, steps they’ve taken and faith they’ve lived. i sat praying with them: hearing their words. sensing their conviction and feeling the power of the spirit in them. these were women of faith -- and they are nothing new for me. all the time, God seems to place people in my life who challenge, sharpen and encourage me with evidence of their faith. and it is humbling. and it is amazing. and i am thankful that God so chooses to cross my path with people of great faith. sometime my faith feels small and lacking. it feels inadequate and insufficient. this is usually about when He makes a couple of these divine appointments which point me more purposefully toward Him. i fully realize that my faith is between my Father and me, but i am thankful today that He uses others to fuel and further our faith. maybe you’ve come across a person this month who demonstrates a profound faith ... that’s a gift worthy of thanksgiving. today i’m giving thanks for the inspiring faith of my friends.

november 28. GIVING THANKS ON THIS THANKSGIVING DAY for ... {grace upon grace}

after a month of listing little and big and beautiful and hard things to be thankful for, i was at first overwhelmed with what i'd choose to give thanks for on this, the ultimate day of great thanks. but then it became clear: {grace}. grace in everything. grace in all things. big grace. little grace. even, as john says, "grace upon grace." because God's grace is really at the center of all blessings bestowed, all gifts given. grace: amazing grace. beautiful grace. completely undeserved grace.
today you may walk away from the table feeling full ... full of turkey and all the trimmings, full of laughter and friends and family ... but let that be a reminder of how full we really are because our God in His fullness gives grace upon grace upon grace ... HAPPY THANKSGIVING FRIENDS!


november 29. GIVING THANKS TODAY for ... {invitations}
enter into His gates and enter into His courts -- sounds like an invitation to me! come. enter. meet me here. i love the visual of that. the opportunity and encouragement. i want to dwell in the places of Jesus. i want to walk through that gate into His court and this verse reminds me that i can. it also instructs us in how we should come: with thanksgiving and praise. after this month of giving thanks, do you believe that? do you believe that it is thanksgiving which is the key to entering in? now, Jesus will take us anyway we come -- praising, thanking or even limping -- but we won't sit long in His presence without feeling the praise for Him. today, i'm thanking God for His invitation to enter ...

november 30. GIVING THANKS TODAY for ... {God's name}
years ago, i was in a bible study which focused on the many names of Jesus. (El Shaddai, Adonai, Yahweh, Elohim). i studied how each one meant something different, celebrating a unique characteristic of God. mostly what i learned though, was about the power in Jesus' name. and i learned more about the privilege of calling on His name.
today, on this 30th, and final day of giving thanks, i simply want to praise God for His name ... His glorious name.
i have been blessed to spend this month sharing thanksgiving with y'all. i don't know all of your names ... but i am thankful for our time spent together here and i am thankful because we know the glorious name of Jesus we are united and someday will meet.
blessings to each of you as you move from november to december this weekend. i pray that this holiday season will be a celebration filled with and focused on the gift of Jesus. though i don't plan on a regular morning post here, i am sure you'll be hearing from me. there's just so much to say...so much to celebrate as we enter into His holy presence this advent.
one last thing: you can find all of these thanksgiving prayers/pictures/posts on my blog. the link is in the upper right hand corner.


{check back for a new picture, prayer and scripture each day in november!}

1 comment:

Kirsten Hamilton said...

HEAVENLY FATHER WE PRAISE YOUR HOLY NAME WE WORSHIP AND ADORE YOU THANK YOU FOR JESUS THANK YOU FOR HIS PRECIOUS BLOOD THANK YOU FOR GRACE AND MERCY AND PEACE WE LOVE YOU ALIMIGHTY FATHER AND YOUR SON JESUS WHO WAS AND IS AND IS TO COME