Wednesday, November 25, 2009

5 Unexpected things I am thankful for

Of course more important than anything, I am most thankful for my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and for the salvation I have through Him. I am also thankful for my loving family, friends, and fiance. But I thought it would be fun to put together a list of some of those little unexpected things that I am thankful for. So, here goes!

1. Tiny Tuxedo

Yes, my two precious nephews will be making an appearance at Aunt Susu's wedding in these outfits. Zach will be wearing a full tuxedo complete with tiny bowtie! JB will be wearing this adorable knickers and suspenders combo with a newsboy cap!
Will they make it down the aisle? Who knows! But really....who cares?! All I want is to see these little boys in their outfits and get to take pictures with them and hug them! I think they will look like little tiny toy soldiers in these outfits!

2. Christian Radio
The secret is out. I am a total grandma and don't care who knows it. I only listen to Christian Radio now. And noooo.....I'm not talking about the cool contemporary Christian radio that plays trendy worship songs (although those are awesome too!) I'm talking about the stuff that 75-year-old women listen to. Yes, full on gospel choirs, sermons from preachers who have been dead for decades and Christian talk radio about current events and news. I love it! I even got star-struck and speechless when I met the morning show host. It's loosely related to my job, so I can use that as an excuse, right?

3. Stamps
The good old US Postal System has been my friend lately. With my never-ending sea of thank you notes, I've become intimately familiar with the postal service, and have decided I kind of like those folks. I know that the predictions are pretty grim for the future of the postal system, but in the mean time I'm thankful for stamps.

4. Modern Medicine
Don't know if anyone else is suffering from the sneezies this week, but really when was the last time you were thankful for medicine? This stuff rocks. I'm so glad I'm not a pioneer lady who had to go without!

5.This country & this economy
I think God is doing awesome things in America right now, but we just may not realize it. Maybe this economic downturn will bring a great awakening or revival? Would that make this all worth it? Totally! Maybe all of this political craziness has a great purpose or plan that we don't understand. Or maybe we just need to recognize that everything is amazing (like this awesome video says!)

~Share the LOVE and HOPE of Jesus Christ by spreading JOY everyday!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

These pictures have nothing to do with the text

Sorry that I've been a little slacking lately with the blog. Hopefully this list of links and very random pictures will make up for my lack of updates. I promise I'll give a real update soon!

A new blog by Focus on the Family for Newlyweds!

My new favorite blog about simplifying your life! (yes that was three seperate links!)

A cool post about our "Martha Moments"
This next article makes me so sad. Without a doubt, Dan and I will raise our children in a God honoring environment, and not apologize for teaching them, leading them, and guiding them toward Christ in hopes that they will come to know Him. How sad that the world doesn't understand that.

Sesame Street on Marriage

If you follow religious trends, you might appreciate these posters. For the record, I don't agree with all of them, and promote unity more than divisiveness in the body of Christ, but some of these are hilarious!

Please follow me on TWITTER! We are desperately needing more followers! That's right folks...part of my job description now involved tweeting for my company. Like I've mentioned before, I love my job!

"Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in you. Show me the way I should go, for to you I lift up my soul. " Psalm 143:8

~Share the LOVE and HOPE of Christ by spreading JOY everyday!