November 24, 2011


I will praise the name of God with a song; I will magnify him with thanksgiving. Psalm 69:30

Let us come into his presence with thanksgiving; let us make a joyful noise to him with songs of praise! Psalm 95:2

Know that the LORD, he is God!
It is he who made us, and we are his;
we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.

Enter his gates with thanksgiving,
and his courts with praise!
Give thanks to him; bless his name!

For the LORD is good;
his steadfast love endures forever,
and his faithfulness to all generations. Psalm 100: 3-5

knowing that he who raised the Lord Jesus will raise us also with Jesus and bring us with you into his presence. For it is all for your sake, so that as grace extends to more and more people it may increase thanksgiving, to the glory of God.

So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away,our inner self is being renewed day by day. For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal. 2 Corinthians 4: 13-18

do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. Philippians 4:6

And all the angels were standing around the throne and around the elders andthe four living creatures, and they fell on their faces before the throne and worshiped God, saying, "Amen! Blessing and glory and wisdom and thanksgiving and honor and power and might be to our God forever and ever! Amen." Revelation 7:11-12

And because it's too fun NOT to share... a picture of one of the greatest blessings this year. Can't wait to spend Thanksgiving with him!

November 7, 2011

Same Old Same Old

Things have been busy and crazy but also the same routine over and over the last couple of months. Sitting down and reflecting a lot lately and I was just thinking back to my first post of the year... about my focus for 2011 and wanting to be more open.

It has definitely been a year of changes, just as I anticipated. Yet so many things are different than how I pictured 10 months ago. It's been a wild ride of pursuing paths that I thought I was called to, only to be lovingly stopped in my tracks by my perfect Father who continued to tell me I had to wait. After a few months of school and searching, I felt Him nudging me to be still. And I very clearly knew He was telling me that He had placed me at my job for a reason, even if I couldn't see what that was.

He spent the next several months affirming that message even in the midst of chaos and change. He gently whispered to me to be patient and trust in His plan. I am so not good at that. But every time I'm glad I did. And now, several months--maybe even a couple years-- after the search began He is revealing His plan for me in His perfect timing. A new opportunity came up at work last week and I will be moving into a new position come January. A position I am so incredibly excited about. And my loving Father smiles knowingly revealing that this moment is why I've been called to stay. Oh the affirmation of so much of my struggles the last 2 years!

The following song has been playing in my head constantly over the last month or so and I thought I'd share it. The 2nd verse speaks to me so much and the impatience in me... it is very convicting and a reminder of my purpose- to continue to seek Him and follow Him even when the path is unclear!

Time in Between by Francesca Battistelli

You were there when your Father said
Let there be light
You obeyed when He whispered
Son, You have to leave tonight
To spend nine months in a mothers womb
Three days in a borrowed tomb

But it’s the time in between
That brings me to my knees
Knowing you came for me
And all that I can't be
I'm amazed, so amazed
And I thank You for the time in between

Don't take much for this crazy world
To rob me of my peace
And the enemy of my soul
Says You’re holding out on me
So I stand here lifting empty hands
For you to fill me up again

But it’s the time in between
That I fall down to my knees
Waiting on what You'll bring
And the things that I can't see
I know my song’s incomplete
Still I'll sing in the time in between