- I am glad next month is Thanksgiving! We should be thankful every month, but I love the extra reminder to be thankful! As a blogger, I love to capitalize on the holiday of Thanksgiving by finding extra time to write about being thankful. You can join me!!
Here’s how you can be a part:
- For the month of November, I will have a blog post every Thursday that posts at 7 am CST. It will be called Thankful Thursdays instead of Thoughtful Thursdays.
- For this month, any blogger can join me by posting their own thankful post and publishing it.
- You can ask to be part of this Facebook group where you can get the linky script and this picture above (if you want it), and a button with a grab box (if you want it.) We will also make a group Pinterest board to pin Thankful posts (if you want to be added).
- If you can’t publish a post every week, that is fine.
- If you don’t want to host the link-up, you can still link up your own posts or come read some thankful posts, which will make you feel happy and thankful!
- In December it will all be over until next year! I will go back to hosting Thoughtful Thursdays in December.
Thoughts from my life:
I can’t believe how fast time goes by. I am so thankful that I have been able to attend some of children’s school functions this year. In the past, I always had a baby; and I couldn’t take the baby on field trips or in the classroom. I was also babysitting up to 4 days a week. This year, I am babysitting only one child 3 days a week, and my youngest can go to preschool if needed. So I have been able to help in my 3rd daughter’s classroom for reading groups, help my youngest two pick out pumpkins on a little “field trip,” and I will go on my 1st and 3rd daughters’ field trips this Thursday and next Thursday. Then last week and this week, we will be able to see my oldest compete in her cross country meet.
It makes for a busy schedule, but as my pastor was talking about last night in church, I don’t want to be sitting on my porch one day looking at pictures of “the good old days”, and wishing that I had taken the time to treasure the days when they were happening.
Here is the actual quote from his sermonette:
Determination is better than a dream. You will find no value in life if you keep talking about the value of the past. Determine to live with purpose today instead of moaning that the past is past.
Thoughts from Scripture:
Many of you know that I would like to finish my studies on the faith chapter. I started the studies over a year ago, and then stopped. So before I start new studies, I am going back and reviewing my old studies. I am doing this partly to refresh my memory, and partly because I still need to get the time to do in-depth study again. I will have to find a way as part of my personal priorities/goals.
This week, I went back and read what I had written from the study of Hebrews 11:8. It encouraged me as I read through the quotes and Scriptures that were included in that post. The verse is about Abraham and how he immediately obeyed God’s call to go even though he did not know where he was going.
I absolutely love this quote:
He that believeth shall not make haste” (Isa 28:16KJV)—or, more literally, “shall not get into a fuss.” He shall not get into a panic, neither fetching fears from his yesterdays nor from his to-morrows. Concerning his yesterdays faith says, “Thou hast beset me behind.” Concerning his to-morrows faith says, “Thou hast beset me before.” (Ps 139:5) Concerning his to-day faith says, “Thou hast laid Thine hand upon me.” (Ps 139:5–note) That is enough, just to feel the pressure of the guiding hand. (Daily Meditation by John Henry Jowett)
A famous verse that goes along with trusting and obeying God’s leading in our life is Proverbs 3:5-6:
Thoughts on the posts that were linked up last week:
There were many great posts linked up last week! Here are 3 posts that challenged me personally or spiritually (I pin the posts I feature):
- How to Really Listen to Your Daughter by This Sweet Life: I have 4 daughters, and I am not always a great listener. If I want them to talk to me, I need to work on my listening skills.
- Perception vs Reality by Countryside Royalty: Keep your eyes on Jesus! I love this ending quote from the post:
When we look at the reality of our lives and take our eyes off God, our perception changes. Fear of the unknown beings to drive out the faith of today but, when we keep our eyes on God our perception of fear will dwindle away. Our thoughts will be more in line with the word of God and we will be able to enjoy the beautiful things in life that God has given us!
- 7 Tips for Your Intentional Relationship with Christ by Loving Christ Ministries: I definitely need to be more intentional, and I think I will take her 7 tips and work through them to help me be more intentional in my private devotional time with God.
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