Monday, October 31, 2011

Give Thanks - 10/31/11

I give thanks for "abnormality". I am thankful for people that do not just go along with culture, but are making a difference. More importantly, they are living for Christ, and they are doing so boldly! I am giving thanks for people doing hard things, pushing past normal, and living in a way that make people see God's light shining through them!

Philippians 4:6
Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.

Why it matters

Generation Joshua is something I wish I could have been involved in! Check it out:

Also watch this video to see what I believe being involved in politics matters!

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Give Thanks - 10/30/11

I am giving thanks today for the ability and freedom to worship in a Church! We are able to come together as the family of God and worship Him. We can enter into His presence.

Enter his gates with thanksgiving,
and his courts with praise!
Give thanks to him; bless his name! (Psalm 100:4 ESV)

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Give Thanks - 10/29/11

I am giving thanks to my Father for a great concert by Rebecca St. James and For King and Country that I got to go to. Both were great! Check out their music. You can get their music on iTunes.

I am also thankful that I got to spend time with my Mom. It was a great being able to spend time with her.

I am also thankful to the radio station that I won the tickets on. Thank you for the Tickets!!!

It is good to give thanks to the Lord,
to sing praises to your name, O Most High; (Psalm 92:1 ESV)

Friday, October 28, 2011

Give thanks - 10/28/11

I am giving thanks for liberty! I am thankful for the liberty that I have in my country and I am thankful for the liberty I have through Jesus!

But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. (1 Corinthians 15:57 ESV)

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Give Thanks - 10/27/11

I am giving thanks for authors today.

As much as I like to write, I like to read a good book, or article, or anything else. I am thankful there are people out there that love to write and are sharing the Greatest Story, the story of God's love for us and the salvation that He offers us.

Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; for his steadfast love endures forever! (1 Chronicles 16:34 ESV)

What are you thankful for today?

Give Thanks - 10/26/11

Today I am giving thanks for words that end in -ing. I really like words that end in -ing. They make everythING much more fun. A couple weeks ago my family got to go camping. We went walking and biking and riding and fishing. So many fun things.

Some of my other favorite -ing things.

Giving thanks!

And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him. (Colossians 3:17 ESV)

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

The Weather!!!

Tomorrow's Forecast: God Reigns and the Son Shines

Give Thanks - 10/25/11

I am giving thanks to God for...

my nieces and nephews!!!

I thankful to be able to spend time with them, to be able to play with them, and to be able to show them God's love!

Psalm 100:4
Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name.

Six Characteristics for a Potential Spouse -

I was researching something for one of my classes on communications. I came across this article that I liked. 

Each of the following 6 things have more detail if you click the link below. I liked these suggestions.

Six Characteristics for a Potential Spouse -

Six Characteristics for a Potential Spouse by Dennis Rainey

I am often asked, "What should a single person look for in a potential spouse?" Singles want to know...and parents want to know so they can pass the information on to the children. So I finally came up with the following list:
A woman should seek a man who…
  1. Fears God.
  2. Is not afraid to love.
  3. Can admit his faults, his mistakes, and when he's hurt you.
  4. Can control his passions.
  5. Honors his parents. 
  6. Is in the process of becoming a leader who knows how to serve. 
A man should seek a woman who…
  1. Fears God and whose hope is in the Lord God.
  2. Honors her parents.
  3. Knows how to ask for forgiveness, admit she's wrong, grant forgiveness, and give grace when you fail her.
  4. Wants to be a wife and a mother.
  5. Displays character in her modest dress.
  6. Knows how to follow a man.

Give Thanks - 10/24/11

Since yesterday marked a month until Thanksgiving, I will start with what I gave thanks for yesterday....

Giving Thanks to God for...

being finished with my semester/term of school!!! Yay!!!

Psalm 7:17
I will give thanks to the LORD because of his righteousness and will sing praise to the name of the LORD Most High.

Count Down to Thanksgiving

So yesterday marked one month until Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving is on November 24 this year! I believe it is important to remember why we are thankful. My way of doing this, is writing down what I am thankful for. I find that when I remember all the blessings that God has given me, I have a much better day.

So for the next month, I will be sharing what I am giving thanks for.

Psalm 35:18
I will give you thanks in the great assembly; among throngs of people I will praise you.

For the next month, I am giving thanks to God and sharing it with you!!!

What are  you thankful for???

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Update 10/12/2011

So I have about 2 weeks left of this semester/term!!! I will have completed 9 credits and be on my way to more!

Courageous Movie
My family and I went to the movie and it was great! I would highly recommended it to EVERYONE! Please go see it. There were some super funny parts and some tough parts, too. I do not think you would regret going to see it.

So I am thinking about doing the I am Thankful for... postings up until Thanksgiving. What do you think? I think it is important to be thankful!

Give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.

Back to working on my homework, I only have about 10 assignments left! Yay!!!

Monday, October 10, 2011

JOY Blog-Author Favorites-Blogs

Here is a link to the newest article on the JOY Blog!

The intro says:
~Introducing Authors Favorites! This is where the authors will share their “favorites” of things. This will go under the YOU section of JOY. Hope you enjoy this new section! For more info on Author Favorites, check out the article!

What are your favorite blogs? Comment here or on the JOY Blog article!