Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Being Thankful...

As we approach the holiday season, it always gets harder and harder to realize that we will be spending another Thanksgiving and Christmas without a baby.

I do know our time is coming and that when we are blessed with a baby of our own it will be the BEST holiday season I have EVER experienced.

But right now I have so many other things to be thankful for this holiday season...

I am thankful for a husband who loves me.
I am thankful for a family that supports me in everything I do.
I am thankful for friends that give me a shoulder to cry on.
I am thankful for a job that allows me to make a difference in the lives of children.
I am thankful to have a roof over my head, a pantry full of food, and clothes on my back.
I am thankful for a dog that wags his tail and howls with excitement every time I walk through the door.
I am thankful to live in a country were I am free.

And most importantly, I am thankful to serve an Almighty and Powerful God.

What are you thankful for this holiday season?

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Christmas Door Tour...

It's that time again...

The Third Annual Christmas Door Tour!!!
This is when we share our Christmas decorated doors. Please snag the button below and help me spread the word by creating a post about the Christmas Door Tour on your blog. Then come back on December 10th and link up to the Linky and share your Christmas inspired front door.

Leave a comment letting me know that you've posted about the Christmas Door Tour and you'll be in the running for an adorable Christmas surprise :)

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Crying Out...

I recently finished reading Beth Moore's book, Looking Up when  Life is Looking Down. It is a great book that explains how you can get out of the pit that life sometimes makes you feel  like you fell in.

At the end of the book, Beth writes some scripture prayers for you to pray daily and I just wanted to share the prayer entitled, Cry Out.

I call to You, Lord, who are worthy of praise, and I am saved from the enemies. The waves of death swirl about me; the torrents of destruction overwhelm me. The cords of the grave coil around me; the snares of death confront me. In  my distress I call t oYou, Lord; I call out to my God. From Your temple You hear my voice; my cry comes to Your ears (2 Samuel 22:4-7). Oh, my Strength, come quickly to help me (Psalm 22:19). Reach down from on high and take hold of me; draw me out of deep waters. Rescue me from my powerful enemy and from foes who are too strong for  me (Psalm 18:16-17). Bring me out into a spacious place; rescue me, Lord, because You delight in me (Psalm 18:19).

This prayer washed over me this past week...when I was feeling like I couldn't get out of that pit.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Right on Time...

This devotional showed up in my mailbox this morning...and it was RIGHT ON TIME!!!

Anxious for Nothing

Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God."~Philippians 4:6

So many people today are living uptight, worried and anxious about the future, filled with frustration and concern. In the natural there may be good reason, but understand, living that way is not God’s best. God doesn’t want us to be filled with anxiety and frustration; He wants us to live in peace. You can find rest in Him knowing that no matter what is happening around you, God Almighty has His hand on you.
The next time you’re tempted to worry or be anxious about something, remember this verse. God invites us to come to Him. In fact, the Bible says He rewards those who diligently seek Him. But notice, we can’t just come to Him any old way. He wants us to come to Him with a heart of gratitude and thanksgiving. Begin by simply saying, “Father in heaven, thank You for the privilege to come before You. Thank You for hearing my prayers.” As you come to Him with an open and humble heart, He will hear you and fill you with His peace and joy to live free from anxiety all the days of your life!

TODAY’S WORD from Joel and Victoria Osteen

Tuesday, November 9, 2010


"I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. I can do all this through him who gives me strength." – Philippians 4:12-13

Tuesday, November 2, 2010


Here are a few verses I am reading, reciting, and believing...

"Wait on the Lord; be of good courage, and He shall strengthen your heart; wait, I say, on the Lord!"~Psalm 27:14

"For we have become partakers of Christ if we hold the beginning of our confidence steadfast to the end."~Hebrews 3:14

"Our soul waits for the Lord; He is our help and our sheild."~Psalm 33:20

"My soul, wait silently for God alone, for my expectation is from Him."~Psalm 62:5

"Those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint."~Isaiah 40:31

"Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful."~Hebrews 10:23

"I wait for the Lord, my soul waits, and in His word I do hope."~Psalm 130:5

"The eyes of all look expectantly to You, and You give them their food in due season. You open Your hand and satisfy the desire of every living thing."~Psalm 145:15-16

I have this last verse posted in my cabinet door at work so I can read it each and every day...

"For the vision is yet for an appointed time; but at the end it will speak, and it will not lie. Though it tarries, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry."~Habakkuk 2:3