Thursday, November 24, 2011


Our tradition for the 2nd year in a row, as always, was awesome! We celebrate Thanksgiving the day before, so that we can serve as a family on Thanksgiving Day...We deep fried 2 turkeys..Yum!! Everyone else brought everything else...It was a piece of cake I tell ya! We had the best time with our family and friends...Truly, it was a blessing...I don't have any good pictures because a lot came out blurry or dark...
I need a flash for my camera I tell ya! 

So today was just as glorious!! We woke up, relaxed, and started to get ready for our day to serve GODS precious people...You know, just for the record, serving people you might shun away from, or think might be to dirty to talk to, or smell for that matter, really opens your eyes to the impact of what CHRIST did for us on that cross!!! It truly humbles me to hand over a meal to someone in need...Dirt or no dirt, smell or not smell, we're all stained, and need HIS Blood!! 
It blessed my heart as we prepared the meals as a family today....My boys wrote on pieces of paper "JESUS CHRIST loves you"...They came up with the idea of writing JOHN 3:16 on the back...You can see their little handwriting in the photo above (so cute!)...We wrapped the meals in cellophane so that that would be the first thing the homeless would see when they grabbed the meal...Such a precious time with our family...I love this new tradition, thanks to my hubby!!

After that, my in-laws had invited us to dinner at this awesome steak house inside the Circus-Circus..Again, I had a lot to eat...I'm stuffed like a turkey I tell ya! I'm sure you can all relate...It was a sweet, sweet time as we rolled our stuffed selves home...Ha!!

As I meditate in awe of the LORD this Thanksgiving, my mind races as I think of the hundreds, no thousands of blessings I have, we ALL have...I came to the conclusion that none of these blessings in my life would not be possible without CHRIST!!  As my husband and I prepared for our Wednesday night Thanksgiving he asked me, "Did you ever think in your party days, you would be married 10 years, with 2 awesome boys, and  in love with JESUS?" I looked over at him not able to speak...My eyes well up with tears thinking about my past, I couldn't get the words out...I think of HIS Holiness, and cannot grasp the depths of why HE loves me so much...
Still no words are coming out, and now my husband's eyes well up with tears...We smile at each other in awe of the Holiness of CHRIST...In tears of joy, we hug, and praise JESUS for HIS Love for us...I type in tears right now thinking about how glorious HE is, and how much HE LOVES ME!! How much HE LOVES US!! 

Truly friends, HE is life changing! The depth of HIS Love can't be explained...I try my hardest as I type my blog posts...I even try to explain it verbally...But I can't, it's a feeling I've never felt before...The apostle Paul wrote in  
1 Corinthians 2:9: "However, as it is written: "No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love him".

No one! And I'm only experiencing a piece of it...
There's more to come I tell ya!!

1 comment:

  1. Praise Jesus! What an awesome tradition! I loved spending some time with you last night! : ) See you soon....