Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Beautiful Weather

It really doesn't feel like November out right now. Tomorrow it is supposed to be in the 60's and may hit a record high. Then by the end of the week it is supposed to do the s word.
I know I know. You can blame it all on me. It's a tradition. It's always supposed to snow for my brithday. Didn't you know that God and I worked that one out way back when I was 13. HEE HEE HEE
Not really, but I really love it when there is snow on the Ground for my brithday. It makes me think of dimonds the first time that it snows. The snow sparkles as the sun shines down on it and the trees are all white and pretty with then icicles hanging from the bare trees.
Of course Friday is the first day of December which is the day the weather is going to make it drastic change from upper 50's to lower 30's within the space of a rain storm.
At least I don't live in SC where people can drive. Sorry, no offense, but seeing as I lived down there during two "major" snow storms and got campused because of 2 inches of snow, I think I am qualified to pick in that way.
Today was my day off and I did a lot of fun things such as 1. Finished reading a book 2. took a nice walk with my mom and then turned around and took a walk to the post office with my dad 3. made the best fudge I ever made (with Nestles Chocolate chips), 4. Glued a puzzled to the back of a board so that I can hang it up on my wall and 5. Decorated the front porch with Garland and Red Bows. Oh and I took a nice long nap, always a good thing on my day off. Oh and I plugged in my fiberoptic TeddyBear my grandmother gave me last year for Christmas for the first time. It was a busy day for me don't you think?

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Thanksgiving Part II

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
I really am looking forward to tomorrow. It's amazing how quickly the year speeds by and before you know it the Christmas time of year is almost on you.
I am really looking forward to tomorrow because I am going to be with family. It's going to be fun because we exchange gag gifts with each other. That's because for many years my grandparents went to Florida and we had Christmas on Thanksgiving so that my grandmother wouldn't be so homesick.
This year it seems that almost everyone will be there. And although the saying from Zazu in Lion King Everyone has at least one bad apple in the family Two in mine actually applies to mine but make that three. We can get along at least for one day.
There are so many things to be thankful for this year. And though I don't always understand what the Lord has in store for me, it is always comforting to know that he is totally in control of every situation no matter how big or how small that situation is.
I am most thankful for you my friends who put up with me and my jabbering.
Have a Wonderful Thanksgiving and remember to count all your blessings including the ones you don't think are blessings at all.

Monday, November 20, 2006

Thanksgiving Part I

I love Thanksgiving. I guess in some ways it is my favorite holiday. Even more so sometimes then Christmas. I guess maybe the reason is becuase my family has been celebrating Thanksgiving together for as many years as I can remember and when my grandparents went to Florida every year we not only celebrated Thanksgiving, but also Christmas. I think maybe for me it was the fact that my entire family seemed to squash together in my grandparents little trailer and just enjoy each others company. This year is going to be even more special because it looks like everyone is going to be there. The sad part is I haven't seen most of them since my grandfathers funeral and my grandmother is not as healthy as she once was so we are all going to be there for her.
We had a little scare this week. My grandmother thought she might have had colon cancer (that is what my grandfather had), but praise the Lord she only has something similar to what I have. Inflamed Colitis.
Which puts me to thinking about couting my blessings.
I could go on and on what the Lord as done for me this past year, but I think I am going to break it up some and put what I am thankful for on different days.
I think first and formost I am thankful for my health. Although I am not perfectly healthy I am thankful for the little red pills called Asacol that I have to take every day. During my four years in college I was so sick all the time that I sometimes wondered if I was going to live. The pains that racked through my intestines were enough to bend me over double. But God put into the minds of a briliant man the formula for a little pill that has helped me get my life back on track. I know that sounds strange, but the Lord had a lesson for me to learn and purhaps there is still much I need to learn. I am also thankful for the fact that I get them free.
I am thankful for my family. I don't know what I would do without any of them. They are always there for me and I don't know what I would do without the support of my family.
Being thankful is very easy to do when it comes to good things, but I was reminded on Sunday about the fact that we have so much trouble Thanking God for the bad things. The Bible doesn't say in everything give thanks for nothing. Everything that comes our way always has a reason and we should always be willing to look to find out how we can thank God for it.

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Vetern's Day

I know Veterns day was this past weekend, but I just felt the need to honor all those from my family who were or are in the military.
My family has been part of the military for as long as history records them. They started out as personal knights of the King of England and continue to serve their homeland today. Since coming to the US we have been all the major wars, French and Indian, Revolution, Civil, WWI AND II, Korean, Vitenam, Gulf War, and todays Iraqi War.
I think for me I am the most proud of my grandfather who served as a fireman for the Coast Guard during WWII. Although he was not in the middle of the fight he helped to watch over the Eastern Coast line in case of intruders.
I am also proud of my two cousins Chad and Logan for their willingness to fight in the Iraqi War. Logan is already there and Chad will be following his little brother soon.
Although some may not feel that this war is right we should still have a desire to pray for and encourage all of the men and women who are putting thier lives at risk for the lives of others in another country.
Remember to pray for them everyday. They need all the prayers they can get.

Sunday, November 12, 2006


I received this from a friend it thought it was an encouraging little poem.
I met God in the morning,
when day was at its best,
And his presence came like sunrise with glory in my breast;
All day long His presence lingered
All day long He stayed with me
And we sailed with perfect calmness on every troubled sea,
Other ships were blown and battered,
Other ships were sore distressed
But the wind that seemed to drive them,
brought to me both peace and rest.
So I think I know the secret learned
From many a stormy way
You must meet Him in the morning
If you want Him through the day.

Tuesday, November 07, 2006


Did you vote today?
I hope you did. It is our God given right as Americans and Christians to vote. I fear that too few Christians find any importance in voting. I refuse to listen to a person who complains about what the government is doing and yet they didn't exercise their rights and freedoms to try to vote the person they wanted into office.
"Did you vote today?" You ask me. Those of you who know me know that I hate to get up any earlier than I have to, but I got up early today and was the 76 voter from my town to vote at 8:30 in the morning before I went work at 9 because I knew I had to. I wanted to make sure I was able to vote today because I worked a 12 hour shift. I have voted in Every election since I turned 18 and voted absentee for 4 years while I was in School. I even gave my freshman persuasive speech on why we as Christians need to vote.
I have yet to hear of the results, but I do know that it may not be what I want to see, and I know that I did my best by flipping those little tabs down on the people I wanted to see elected.
Only God knows what the Future holds but I do know he is still in control.