Reflection

Ahh 2014 where did you run off too….  I could post all of what 2014 brought me but as I sit here watching ESPN with my husband, I’m reminded more of what I’ve learned this year and that will hopefully help me out in 2015. And here is it…

I’ve learned that I am not who I was 5 years ago.

I’ve learned Jesus never fails.

I’ve learned that planning meals with my husband saves me so much time.

I’ve learned Jesus never fails.

I’ve learned that it’s okay to disagree with my parents as long as I do it with respect.

I’ve learned Jesus never fails.

I’ve learned that people will disappoint me, but I need to love them anyways.

I’ve learned Jesus never fails.

I’ve learned that while old friendships seem to fall by the waist side NEW ones emerge at the time I need them most and least expect them.

I’ve learned Jesus never fails.

I’ve learned that accessorizing is my favorite thing to do when getting ready.

I’ve learned that Jesus never fails.

I’ve learned that while old friendships seems to fall by the waist side NEW ones emerge at the time I need them most and least expect them.

I’ve learned Jesus never fails.

I’ve learned that laundry has to be my least favorite thing to do. (Wait, maybe I’ve always known that.)

I’ve learned Jesus never fails.

I’ve been reminded I’m not promised tomorrow and to cherish memories that I make with my family, husband, and friends.

I’ve learned Jesus never fails.

I’m continuously learning that I’m only as good as a wife as I strive to be and while I may often fail, my husband still loves me.

I’ve learned Jesus never fails.

I’ve learned to trust Jesus even when I don’t know how.

I’ve learned Jesus never fails.

I’ve learned that Jesus always has a plan, but I sometimes must just be still.

I’ve learned Jesus never fails.

I’ve learned that being away from family can be really tough.

I’ve learned that Jesus never fails.

I’ve learned that I’m okay with the woman, and wife I’m becoming, but I will always have room to grow.

I’ve learned that Jesus never fails.

And today, as any other day, I remember that JESUS PAID IT ALL so I don’t have to do ANY of what I’ve learned and what I’m going to learn in 2015, ALONE.

BE BLESSED AND HIGHLY FAVORED IN 2015!

30 Days of Gratitude

Gratitude: n. the quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness. (Webster)

We just finished a series at church on Gratitude, and our pastor challenged us to share something for last 30 days on something that we were grateful for whether it be people, experiences, seasons or things God has done for us. This was a wonderful challenge that I thoroughly enjoyed participating in. Here is what I was Grateful for in the month of November 2014 despite all the changes and things that I faced:

Day 1: Grateful for a supportive husband when everything seems to be falling apart!
Day 2: Grateful for my Godly parents.
Day 3: Grateful for True Friends!
Day 4: Grateful for God opening doors.
Day 5: Grateful for puppy love from Aidy and Sophia.
Day 6: Grateful for unanswered prayers.
Day 7: Grateful for girl time with my Mom. Much needed!
Day 8: Grateful for a step dad that has always been there for me like a Dad!
Day 9: Grateful for my husband! I don’t tell him THANK YOU enough!
Day 10: So Grateful to be an American. Grateful for all who have served and are currently serving.
Day 11: Grateful for a night with friends. It was much needed. Feel so special that I was thought of Stephanie!
Day 12: Grateful for a Beautiful Day
Day 13: Grateful for a husband that is supportive regardless.
Day 14: Grateful for opportunities on the web.
Day 15: Grateful for where I grew up.
Day 16: Grateful for a means of transportation.
Day 17: Grateful for God’s presence.
Day 18: Grateful for a Warm Home in this frigid weather.
Day 19: Grateful that God is an On Time God.
Day 20: Grateful that I got to see my nephews that live in Texas.
Day 21: Grateful for God’s love, grace, and His word.
Day 22: Grateful for cool weather. Nothing like having the windows and doors open.
Day 23: Grateful for God’s beautiful scenery.
Day 24: Grateful for food to put on the table.
Day 25: Grateful for Craft Supplies – This girl loves her crafts.
Day 26: Grateful for my in laws. They love me like their own.
Day 27: Grateful that I got to see some of my extended family.
Day 28: Grateful for family time playing cards.
Day 29: Grateful for a business that will hopefully help us financially.
Day 30: Grateful for reliable vehicles and safe travels.
 

Gratitude is the path that makes you close to Jesus.

We must not just be thankful at Thanksgiving, but throughout the year.

What are you thankful for this year?