Monthly Archives: November 2011

Day 3 of Thanksgiving: Results


Have you ever felt stuck? Stuck in place where you had no control, with your hands tied behind your back? I remember feeling that way when I was applying to graduate school. I spent the summer through the fall of that year writing and perfecting application components. Then, as soon as the online applications went “live” I submitted but that also meant waiting a good 3-4 months before any response was heard. It was a very stressful time. I began making secondary and tertiary plans for my life such as being a lab technician or just up and changing my career. It was very reminiscent of Sarah’s quest to have a child. Genesis 16:1-4 describes how Sarai was unable to conceive so she decided instead of waiting for God’s time, she decided to matters into her own hands. She took her maidservant, which was customary of the time, and instructed Abram to sleep with her in lieu of Sarai.  Instead of waiting for God to move in her life and give her the gift of a son she made a whole mess of drama for herself.

Hindsight is 20/20.  I should have waited patiently, like I should wait patiently every time. But why is it so hard? Why can’t we just sit still? Is it faith A.D.D.?

Have you ever experienced a time when you had a problem or something you were praying about and then decided to solve it yourself because you felt that God was taking too long? What was that like? 

During times of waiting, answers or results are our salvation. And that is what we should be thankful for.

I will give you thanks, for you answered me; you have become my salvation. Psalm 118:21


I give thanks…Day 2


Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever. 1 chronicles16:34

I give thanks for love. Love from God. Love from my fiance, Scott. Love from my parents. Love from my friends. Without love, what is the point of life? The world is sometimes too hard to bare; full of judgement and injustice. The only true consolation is love. God’s love is everywhere. And that is all we need.

30 days of Thanksgiving


Why is it that we only celebrate what we are thankful for in our lives on the third Thursday in November? As many of you have probably seen on facebook every day people are posting things in their lives they are thankful for.  Whether Christian or not, these friends are glorifying the gifts that are in their lives.

As 1 Chronicles 23: 30 states:

“They were also to stand every morning to thank and praise the LORD. They were to do the same in the evening.”

On this first day of my personal thanksgiving message, I am thankful for Jesus, my Lord and Savior who was sent by God to be the ultimate sacrifice.

Here’s the interesting thing. I can share this on my personal blog but I am afraid to share it on facebook. Why do I feel nervous or feel like others with judge me. Well, frankly it is because I know of a few that will judge me directly. I never desired to be a Christian that can’t connect with the world around me. But still, I am forever grateful for Jesus and God’s grace.