Saturday, November 27, 2010


I had a wonderful Thanksgiving. As I sat around the table with my family and a large and delicious meal, I couldn't help but become overwhelmed with all that I have to be thankful for. God surely has blessed me in so many ways. Today I would like to share with you, just a few of the many things I am so grateful for:
1. My family
I have the best parents in the entire world, the kind of parents that love me enough to discipline me and the kind of parents who never give up on me.
I also have the best two sisters anyone could have ever asked for. Nicole and Lauren truly are my best friends. The older I get the more I realize how lucky I truly am to have the two greatest friends anyone could ever ask for.
2. My church
My church is amazing! Not only is my church absolutely beautiful, but the people are as well. The people of my church are not perfect, but together we all strive to be more Christ- like.
3. My school
I have a great school, and I am so blessed to have been able to grow up in a Christian school, but even more than that I have been blessed with teachers that truly care. I know that each of my teachers pray for me and want the best for me.
4. My country
Without a doubt I can say that I live in the best country in the world. A country that was founded upon religious principles. A country whose very Declaration of Independence and Pledge of Allegiance acknowledges the fact that there is a God.
5. My job
Now, I don't know if I can say I have the best job in the world. But I am very content with my job and I do thoroughly enjoy it. I am so blessed...The week after I graduated from high-school I started my job at the Preschool. It has been a very steady job, although stressful at times it is a very rewarding job.

I could on and on...God has been so good to me
Let's give thanks not just on Thanksgiving but the entire year through...

Saturday, November 6, 2010

"Lamp unto my feet..."

Lately I have been doing a lot of thinking, thinking about my future. I don't know why, but thoughts of my future have been consuming my mind. As a young child, I really didn't think too much about my future. Of course, occasional thoughts of what I would be when I grew up would enter into my mind. However, I figured I had a long time to figure all that out...Then I entered into college, in my first two years, I planned my life out. I was pretty content with where my life was heading.
Then God changed my plans... Now, several months later, I can honestly look back and thank God for His change in my plans. He knew what was best for me. He knew I wouldn't be happy with my own plans. He knew He could make my life better than I could ever imagine.
Now, I am in the midst of my junior year. I find myself asking people, "Where do you see me in 5 years?" I always get so many different replies. I then ask myself the same question. I think and think, yet I have absolutely no idea what lies in store for me. People have told me that that is the fun of growing up, they claim it is exciting to not know what lies ahead. Yet I can't possibly agree. I dislike not knowing. I want to plan, I want to prepare, I simply want to know.
Then God led me to this verse...

"Thy word is a lamp unto my feet..."

I meditated on this verse for a while. I thought about lamps. God in His omniscience wrote the word lamp, not headlight, not strobe light. He said lamp. Lamps are not incredibly bright. However, they are bright enough to allow one to see what is necessary to be seen. God then included the words "unto my feet." He could have said for my life. Yet, God knew better. He said, "Thy word is lamp unto my feet."
I don't need to see five years ahead, I don't even need to see 6months ahead. God promises to lead me day by day. I just need to take one day at a time. God will guide my feet. If I allow my God to direct each of my footsteps, how can I err? This verse was such a great reminder to me. God truly knows best. I don't need to worry about five years from today. If I allow God to lead me through today He will take care of tomorrow and five years from now...