A Month of Thanksgiving

This month I decided that in light of the Thanksgiving holiday I would write down each morning what I am thankful for. This is something that is on my 101 In 1001 list… what better month to do this?! Some are serious, others, not so much. Maybe you will learn a little more about me after reading this list.

I am thankful for…

11/1: God. His grace and love for me amazes me every time I think about it. I am thankful for His unconditional love for me.

11/2: Jesus Christ. Perfect and innocent who took on the sin of the world and died for me so that I can have an intimate relationship with the One who created me. (God and Jesus are the same… Thankful for His presence in my life.)

11/3: Family. They love me and are always rooting for me.

11/4: Friends. I have friends from many chapters in my life that have had an influence on me. They love me for me.

11/5: Joe Huddle. I love him. He treats me so great and is a wonderful example of a man of God in my life. I am so blessed to call him my boyfriend and best friend.

11/6: Dad. He has always made time for his kids. He is so funny and loves us so much. He is also a wonderful husband to my mom. I am truly blessed to have a positive example of a husband/father in my dad.

11/7: Mom. She loves us so so so much. She always wants what is best for us and has our best interest in mind. She has devoted hours attending our sporting events, planning graduation parties, birthday parties, making costumes, helping is with our homework, and… oh yeah she gave BIRTH to us! Thanks mom!

11/8: Kyle. Witty and creative. He makes me laugh (and everyone he meets) and has been such a great brother to Drew and I.

11/9: Drew. Another comedian. He can contort his face in so many ways it’s freaky. That’s random, but TRUE! The athlete of the family. “The only one worth recruiting.” I appreciate the relationship I have with both of my brothers. I pray that it is a bond that can never be broken, but one that gets stronger with time.

11/10: Generosity. This past summer I was raising support to work in ministry full-time. I was unable to raise enough  support but I was, and still am thankful for the generosity and support others showed me by coming alongside what I was doing and giving to me financially. This is something I may be pursuing again in the near future… praying for the generosity and support of others now.

11/11: Campus Crusade for Christ. Campus ministry on many campus’ all over the world. CCC was a ministry that I was involved in during my years at Bowling Green State University. Through this ministry I grew so much in my faith. I was challenged, taught, accepted, and loved. I am currently volunteering for the ministry at OSU.

11/12: My Health. Although I am fighting a  cold right now, I am very thankful for my health. My body and my health do not stop me from doing anything. I am not allergic to anything. I am active. I do not have any diseases. Etc. I realize that most people take for granted the health of their bodies and there are many people who suffer from thousands of different things. I am thankful for my health.

11/13: Sunrise/Sunsets. God has really been showing off recently. The sunsets have been absolutely gorgeous! I am thankful that I can look out my back window every evening and see the most beautiful artwork signed by the Creator of the universe.

11/14: My Car. I am thankful I have a car that operates pretty well, so far. She gets me where I need to go (after using a lot of gas) and gets me there safely.

11/15: Autumn Weather. I love the fall weather, especially recently! It has been an Indian Summer the last few days. I love all that Autumn has to offer!

11/16: Action Group. Being new to the OSU community, I had a lot of fears in the beginning. But the women in my AG (leadership bible study) have helped make me feel like part of their family. I love our discussions and sharing life with these women of God.

11/17: Bible Study Girls. The study I lead on campus is so great! It is great because of the community that has been formed. These girls are excited to open their bibles and learn as well as learn about one another. This study has also made me grow a lot as a leader and has humbled me tremendously.

11/18: Laughter. I love to laugh! Laughter is such great medicine. It is contagious. Ha! I said it was medicine and contagious! HAHA! Anyway, yeah, I love laughter!

11/19: Quiet Time. Time spent with God in the Word, reading, praying, journaling… Giving time to God daily is very important to me as well as something I am trying to improve on.

11/20: Full Moons & Dates. Full moons because it means it is close to my anniversary with Joe (8 months this month on the 25th). Dates because I love spending time with him. It really doesn’t matter what we are doing, I just LOVE being in his company. Today we went on a lovely date!

11/21: Church. The church my family and I go to only started 8 months ago. The Lord has done so much in that short amount of time. The pastor and staff are so great and have great messages for the congregation. The bible is taught and the Gospel is heard. Many have come to know Christ and are growing in their relationships with Him. NAC is a blessing, not only to me, but the community as well!

11/22: My Dogs. They are very sweet and I love them both. I am taking them to the groomer today, so I am sure I will be much more thankful for them after they smell better and get their hair cut.

11/23: Freedom. We live in a free nation. There are people who don’t… I am thankful to live in the United States of America, the land of the free and the home of the brave.

11/24: Soldiers. To all the men and women serving in the armed forces. I thank you for sacrificing everything to fight and protect our country and our freedom. Thank you for your service.

11/25: Today. I am thankful for today. Time spent with people that I love and who love me. Oh… and all the food!

Those are just some of the things I am thankful for. What are you thankful for? I suggest you take the time to do this. It really makes you realize just how truly blessed you are!

Happy Thanksgiving.

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