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.
I am so thankful for my Bible. I know people say so much has been removed and this and that. Well, I’m thankful for what is in it. What is in it is enough for me to live by, so I’m thankful that God gave me His Word.
Interestingly enough, people who say there are parts of the Bible removed are the ones who aren’t even living by the parts that are still there. So technically, what good would it do you to have more that you’re not obeying anyway? But, that’s another post for another day. Today is a day of gratitude for God’s Word.
I’m glad that I can read so that I am able to read God’s love letter to me myself. I don’t need anyone else to tell me what God has said to me because I can read it for myself. That’s a blessing.
And the Bible has withstood so much. No matter how many times people have tried to destroy it or keep people from writing, reading, or sharing about it, it still is here. And it is still applicable to everyday life after years and years of interpretations, and after years and years of changes in society.
I am thankful for my Bible. I am a better person because Jesus is my Savior. I can live better because His Word guides me to understand how to do that.
I’m grateful to be able to learn. When I think about people who gave their life for me to be able to read and write it almost brings tears to my eyes. I’m so thankful that education was important. I’m thankful that being denied the right to learn was important enough for so many to risk their lives.
And now, I teach. The very type of person that people years ago didn’t want to have the right to learn, now has the right to teach school. And I have the right to teach to students who don’t look like me or think like me.
I actually have the right to influence a group of people. And my goal is to not take that right for granted. My goal is to appreciate them and this opportunity to do so. My goal is to understand that I have been gifted and trusted with this ability to teach and the opportunity to teach. I will not cause anyone to regret their trust in me.
I will be grateful for the gift of learning. God gave me a brain, others sacrificed their lives, and I intend to always make their sacrifice worthwhile. What are you doing with others’ sacrifices?
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.
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.