Friday, November 2, 2012

Thanksgiving 1 & 2

I just realized today is the 2nd day of November, and I had planned to do something this year, starting on the first.

Then I forgot.

Then, today, my head just suddenly feels like it's going to explode from information overload. As I was praying about dealing with everything, a particular song floated into my head, and I began to relax as I listened to the words:

Turn your eyes upon Jesus
Look full in His wonderful face
And the things of earth will grow strangely dim
In the Light of His Glory and Grace.


So I pondered ways to keep my eyes turned upon Him, and I remembered what I'd planned to do. During the next month or so, I'm going to post things I'm thankful for on my blog. They won't be in any certain order, just random. But as I write, I'm thanking God for each and every one, keeping my eyes focused on Him during this busy season.

Since I forgot yesterday, I'm going to post two today.

Thanksgiving # 1:

Tim. I'm so thankful for my husband. We love each other unconditionally, and we have such fun together. Every night before we close our eyes, one of us says something funny, and we fall asleep in each others arms, laughing.

I'm thankful for him for many, many reasons, but one in particular in this season of our lives. Going to school full-time and running two publishing companies leaves me little time for anything else. When I started back to school, Tim took over the household duties. He makes me breakfast every morning, does the dishes and laundry, and even bakes me a pie or homemade bread or biscuits on occasion. He does it out of love, and with a cheerful heart - I hear him right this very moment whistling and singing as he loads the dishwasher. (Of course, later, he'll deny making any noise - that's a running joke around here. He likes making sounds.)

I'm so thankful for him - he makes me smile.

Thanksgiving # 2:

Second chances. Or rather Hundred chances. I'm so thankful God gives us all more opportunities to get life right. Or at least better than we made it previously. Even with our mistakes and failures, God LOVES us and wants His best for us - even when we can't see it for ourselves.

We serve an amazing, wonderful, beautiful, creative, miraculous God - and I'm so thankful He knows me and loves me and saves me.

I'll post again on Monday.

What are YOU thankful for this year?


Phee Paradise said...

I'm thankful for my friendship with you.

Tracy Ruckman said...

What a blessing you are to me, Phee. I'm so grateful for you. God is awesome, isn't He?

Kristi Butler said...

Loved your post!! And I'm thankful for you too!! I love the way God can make strangers friends. He's so good!