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Thank You Veterans

Thank you Veterans. You’re great. I appreciate your service to our country. We get things wrong sometimes, but you serve us none the less. Thank you. You say goodbye to your family more frequently than I could imagine. You have difficult conversations often. You try to manage a marriage near and far. Marriage is work (fun work, but work), so I can’t imagine trying to make marriage great with the added pressure of making a country safe.

A Veteran at church said something very important. He said don’t forget to thank the spouses of Veterans. They go through more than you could ever imagine, they serve just as much we do.

So spouses of Veterans, thank you. I personally have had no desire to date anyone in any service because of the risks. Because I don’t want to miss them and be apart, I didn’t want to date anyone in the service. So thank you. You take the risks. You make the sacrifice. You endure the time away for the sake of a better America.

Thank you for your service Veterans and families of Veterans. It’s your sacrifices that make America the land of the free and the home of the brave.


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Thankful for my Husband

I’m thankful for Mr. Brandon Moore. I’m thankful that God created marriage. Marriage is good. Being married to the right person is better. I won’t try to be overly lovey dovey about marriage right now. I’ll keep it at a minimum, or save it for another post (see the relationship posts lol). Nonetheless, I am thankful for my lovely husband, and our anniversary is coming up so he can have a special shout out.

I’m thankful that he is seeking God in his work, in our marriage, and in his life period. I trust his decisions because he seeks God. Let me tell you, when you marry a godly man there is so much that you don’t worry about.

Hear me clearly on this though. Marriage is certainly not without its challenges just because you’re a Christian. Marriage has its challenges. But it’s nice to know that you can be married and agree on decisions that honor God. It’s nice to be married and know your husband consults God daily to make sure he’s honoring Him. It’s nice to be married to a Christian.

So all in all, I’m thankful for Brandon. More than that, I’m thankful that he is a Christian.

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National Novel Writing Month

Well it’s National Novel Writing month already. Although I never actually write a novel during this time, I do make an effort to post a blog of some sort every day.

This year I thought I’d do something a little different. This year, I thought I would post based on weekly themes for the month.

Let’s face it, we are all geared towards certain subjects. So this year, I am going to post the subjects I will write about for the week. If they pique your interest, then check them out. If not, I guess you know the ones to avoid. Thanks for reading!



November 1 – 3 Devotionals



November 4 – 10 Gratitude Challenge



November 11 – 17 Creative Writing



November 18 – 24 Relationships



November 25 – 30 Excerpts from upcoming books



Study this Book will still take place through these posts as well.

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Study this Book – Proverbs 21

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Study this Book – Proverbs 19

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Study this Book – Proverbs 18

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Wedding Vows

I wanted my final post of 2016 to go to my husband. Thank you for loving God. Thank you for being you. Here is my worldwide reminder of my vows:

Brandon, when you look at me everything changes. When you look at me the world makes sense. When you look at me it changes my outlook. Every day I am reminded of how much God loves me. You are the epitome of a man that would make me happy.

I’m so glad that when God made you He had me in mind. And I’m so glad that when God made marriage, in 2016 He had our marriage in mind. I’m so glad when God had love and marriage in mind that we were a part of that list. I’m so grateful that of all the many blessings upon my life that I know I don’t deserve that you are at the top of the list. And every day your love reminds me that God is love and that He created us to love one another.

I thank God every day that you are a reminder of what Christ did when He came and gave up His life for the church. And I thank God so much that He created you, and that you are a man that loves everything about me. You love everything that I am and everything that I’m not. Whether that’s natural, in sweatpants, with no makeup. Or all glammed up.

So today, I, Chanel, take you, Brandon to be the man I love and the man God loves. I will support and respect the man God created you to be. And the purpose He created us for.

I take you as my husband, with your faults and your strengths, as I offer myself to you with my faults and strengths. I will be your Proverbs 31 and turn to you when I need help and be there for you when you need help. I will encourage you even when I feel discouraged. I will uplift you when I feel downtrodden. I will love you when I feel least loving. I will do my best to lose every argument. My best to be the first to sacrifice. And my hardest to admit when I’m wrong.

I take you, to be my husband to have and to hold from this day forward, for better, for bad, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and rippedness, to love and to cherish till death do us part. I pledge thee my faith in every area of my life, especially my heart.

May my body be fully committed to you. May my eyes stay focused on God and you. May my heart desire to be in sync with the beat of yours. May my hands long to do God’s work alongside yours. I pray that my body, head to toe, inside and out, will please you spiritually, mentally, emotionally, and physically.

On this day, I am reminded of just how mighty God is and how perfect His timing is, and how wonderful His plans are. On this day I am yours. On this day I am Chanel Moore. On this day I have a new entity added to my identity. I am the wife of Brandon Moore, and there is no better man that I can I ask for.


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