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Thankful --> Catch Up (x10)

1. I am thankful for my car. It gets me where I need to go and it's very nice.
2. I am thankful for my phone. It keeps me in touch with the people I really need to stay in touch with.
3. I am thankful for my iPod. I can listen to music and read a book on it all at the same time.
4. I am thankful for this past weekend. Twas the BEST BIRTHDAY EVER!
5. I am thankful for My Savior, Jesus Christ. Without Him, sin would win.
6. I am thankful for my home. My parents work so hard to provide the life we live and I am very grateful for the security I get from this house.
7. I am thankful for electricity. I am sooo scared of the dark.
8. I am thankful for laughter. It truly is the best medicine.
9. I am thankful for my home congregation. It's so small and I am so comfortable there. I know anyone from there would be there for me in a heartbeat if I needed them.
10. I am thankful for THANKSGIVING! It's a time to get together with family, eat some home-cooking, and spend time with those you love the most.

Happy Thanksgiving Day everyone!!
Get up early to watch the Macy's Thanksgiving day parade! 



Thankful --> Library

Without it - I'd probably never get any homework done. :)

Thankful --> Christmas.

It's my favorite time of the year & NOT because of the presents.


Thankful --> Nataliee.

I know I talk about Nataliee constantly. If you're new to my blog, Nataliee is my little cousin. She is 3 1/2. She may be my cousin, but she's more like a little sister to me. Nataliee is the sweetest, funniest, cutest toddler I know. She keeps me smiling, laughing, and keeps my heart melting. This picture just shows an 1/4 of the toys she was given by a family friend last night. She now has more than enough toys to play with when she's over at my parents' house. She thought it was Christmas last night when she came over and saw all these toys. Oh, and that toy box beside her is a bench as well. It was mine when I was little. :)


Thankful --> Clean Water

Have you ever stopped to really appreciate that you have clean water to bath in and bottled water to drink? Hopefully, after reading that sentence you stopped to contemplate it. We are very lucky to live in a place where clean water is in our facets and our refrigerators. Do me a favor - visit this website. Wishing Well. You'll see why I am so thankful. Sometimes, it takes seeing what others don't have to appreciate what we do have.



Thankful --> Phone Calls

I am thankful that I can make a phone call to both my parents and just let it all out after I've had a horrible day. I can cry and scream and they understand. I am so blessed. I love you Mom & Dad.

Thank you so much for giving me 2 amazing parents who love me unconditionally and are always there with a listening ear.



Thankful --> College Class @ Church

I am so very thankful for college class at church. Tonight, God was definitely speaking through Jeff to me about something I've been struggling with for a long time!


The Desires of Your Heart.

Delight yourself also in the LORD, And He shall give you the desires of your heart. -Psalm 37:4 
How do you interpret this verse? Do you think this means if you're following God you're going to get anything you want? Hardly. This verse isn't God telling you to follow Him or to get close to Him to get that car or that boy. It simply does not work like that and I think we, as humans, forget that sometimes. I know I'm guilty. This verse doesn't stand as rules for a trade off with God. Our faith doesn't work like that. God wants us to be so wrapped in Him that we lose sight of everything else. In today's society, it's very difficult.  God promises us the desires of our hearts. We think we know the desires of our hearts, but we really don't. God knows them on a MUCH deeper level. We may think we want to be in relationship with 'that boy'. We may think we desire that, but deep down we know it isn't what would be right for us. That boy may be someone who would completely pull us away from God. Do you really think God wants us to have a relationship like that? ABSOLUTELY NOT! My preacher's wife from back home told me of a example her mother used to use on her. She said her mother used to make her stand on a chair. Her mother would tug at her arm and naturally the girl on the chair would stumble and either almost fall of the chair or completely fall off. Then her mom would have her stand back on the chair and her mom would be on the ground and she would say "okay, pull me up there with you." Which one was more difficult? I hope you said pulling her mom up. This example she used is perfect for dating life. If you date someone who is not a Christian, it is going to be easier for them to pull you down that it will be for you to pull them up. I'm not saying it's impossible for you to pull them up, because it does happen and I've seen it happen in relationships, it's just 10X as harder. I'm guilty of wanting a relationship that wouldn't of been God sent. No matter how bad I wanted this relationship, I knew it wasn't going to work because I know the type of guy God wants to me to be with. I would of been pulled down from the chair. Relationships are meant to be Christ-centered. That's why God created them. Sex is made to be kept for marriage. That's why God created it. It was a gift from God. These last few statements weren't to judge you or anyone. Every sin is equal with the exclusion of blasphemy - but that's another blog in itself. Most of the stuff is for me to remember. If you haven't found that relationship with that special someone - give it time. God knows what He's doing. He's got this in the bag. Trust me, you WANT a CHRIST-CENTERED relationship. 
 Pray for your future mate.

Thankful --> Electric Service Men

Today, I am thankful for the electric service men that made the power come back on last night. It was out for 4 hours and if you know well enough, you know I HATE the dark. I'm sure Amanda got really annoyed with me last night when I made her have a sleepover in the living room with me. Ha.



Thankful --> Shelter

I am thankful for the shelter I that I have to keep me safe and warm out of these storms. God has truly blessed me with parents who love me enough to make sure I never have to go without and make sure I'm safe and warm even when I'm away from home! Thank you God!



Thankful --> Website

I'm thankful for my new website!


If you haven't checked it out yet, please do!
My prices are cheap and I just added new projects! :)

Hit me up with your business! ;)



Thankful --> Lazy Days!

That day was today! I am so thankful I got to be lazy all day long. :)


Thankful --> My Baby Brother!

Today, as well as everyday, I am thankful for my baby brother. Although we fight quite a bit, we are still quite close. I can tell him secrets and I know he won't tell anyone. I am so thankful I have him for a sibling. However, when I was younger and I found out my mom was pregnant, I prayed to God that He would give me a little sister and I was pretty sure God said that He was going to. Haha. Let's just say I was super surprised when my Mom had her baby and it's wasn't a girl! But, I am so very thankful I didn't get what I "wanted" and that God gave me my brother. I couldn't imagine it any better!

I love you so much and am so grateful God made you my brother! God's light is shining on you as well as through you. I'm so proud of the young man you are growing up to be and how you aren't afraid to stand up for what you believe in. I'm one proud Sissy! I love you with all my heart!



Thankful --> My Mommy!

For those of you who don't know - my mom is my BEST friend. We are super close and this is a bond that was started with her and my Nanny and I was very fortunate that the bond was passed down to me. When my Nanny was still alive, all three of us were really close. Nanny was my other BEST friend. Luckily, I was blessed with a mom who is a wonderful Christian example for me and who, like my dad, let's me learn life lessons on my own but doesn't let me get too far off track. I like to think that my Mom knows me better than I know myself. She is always saying stuff about me that I don't realize until after the fact; which is very beneficial actually.

Thank you so much for being such a great Christian example for me. I truly appreciate you not only as a mom, but as a sister in Christ and my BEST friend. Thank you for showing me so much love and compassion. I am actually very grateful that it is so hard for me to stay away from home. I love you with all my heart!

Readers, what do you love most about your mommies? :)



Thankful ---> My Daddy!

I feel like it's only right to be thankful today for my daddy because it's his BIRTHDAY! My daddy is now the big 4-4! I am so thankful that my dad provides for his family and that he cares enough to make sure all our needs are met. He puts his needs before his and sometimes our needs can challenge him. My dad suffers from Rheumatoid Arthritis and I've seen him in pain that hurts me to see him in. My dad is an electrician, which means he uses his hands, a lot! The arthritis doesn't help at all. It scares me to think that one day my dad might be crippled, but then I put that fear away because my dad is strong and can get through anything, he'll NEVER be crippled! I mean, he got through raising me! So God, thank you so much for providing me with an earthly father who does a better job than most father's I know! Please watch over him and heal him, Lord!

If you read this, just know I love you so very much and I am soooo very thankful for you! Thank you for putting our needs before yours and for dealing with pain day in and day out to make sure we have roof over our head, clothes on our backs, and food in our mouths. I can never find the right words to completely thank you and tell you how much I really do appreciate you! I hope a marry a man who does the same for me and my children. I love you with all my heart! Happy Birthday! <3

Readers, what do you love about your daddies?



Thankful --> Exercise

Today, I am thankful for exercise.

Exercise, no matter how hard or how easy,  makes you feel good when you are done with it. My favorite exercise is running. I love being outside and getting fresh air.

What's your favorite type of exercise?