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Thankfulness & God's Faithfulness

I'm so very thankful for this year.  God has always been so faithful to me.  He's protected me, loved me, and given my joy in hard times.  I remember this time last year, I did not want to celebrate any Holidays.  I did not want to celebrate Thanksgiving or Christmas.  I had a heart that wasn't ready to move on or let go.  I had a stubborn heart, one that wasn't willing to listen or heal.  I had a broken heart, one that was not allowing me to be thankful for yet another year.  Even then God provided ways for me to heal and the space I needed, in providing opportunities to stay home for Thanksgiving and to be traveling all through Christmas and New Years.  God was so good to me.  Today I look back and think of just how far God has taken me.  I'm thankful He protected me from a very bad situation and gave me healing in that.  I'm thankful He took me far away from two really hard circumstances and allowed me to start over.  I look back over this last year and the h

Choosing Gratitude

I finally finished Choosing Gratitude and, boy, was it good.

I feel like in this time and place for me it was great and would defiantly recommend it to most anyone.  I am so blessed in ways that most of the world doesn't even understand.  As an American, my comforts are more than most have, and yet I am so prone to grumble and complain.  This generation of Americans have the more comforts and wealth than most people in the world and just a few short years ago anyone had.  And yet we are still as unhappy, and possibly even more depressed.  We have this sense of entitlement, this sense of I deserve this and I deserve that.  But we don't.  We deserve death and wrath.  But God sent His Son down to earth, Jesus Christ, humbled Himself.  He became flesh and He died on the cross for my sins.  For me, so that I may spend eternity with God in heaven.

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This week our family is preparing for a trip we've all been waiting months to take.  We are going skiing and snowboarding!  It's been years since I've gone and I'm sure I'm not nearly as good as I was then (and believe me I wasn't even good then).  But we are all so excited.  It's a bit of a birthday get away for my dad and mostly a much needed family vacation.  I know everyone is crazy busy these days and our family is no different.  So a little time away with no distractions will be nice.  Not to mention we are actually going snowboarding.  Owen can hardly wait and is literally counting down the hours.  We are all excited in our own ways and for our own reasons.  

This trip will be a bit different for me in that I will have some school to do.  Yup, I'm bringing homework on our vacation.  But I'm thankful I'm taking an online and that I've been able to get most of it down this week.

Well, you probably won't hear from for a week or so, but I will keep you updated on our trip when we get back! 


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