So the camera's on the fritz. Totally stinks because Olives has been doing some pretty A-1 things lately. I'll post some older photos so there's at least something fun on our blog, not my ramblings alone.
I had Bible Study Fellowship this morning, and of course it was amazing. I feel like God is teaching me so many things..hopefully I'll learn how and where to apply everything in my life instead of just leaving it in my head. Things get lost pretty easily up there, trust me.
Our BSF teaching leader read Abraham Lincoln's Proclamation of Thanksgiving, given October 3, 1863. Here is just a piece of that gracious speech:
"The year that is drawing toward its close, has been filled with blessings of fruitful fields and healthful skies. To these bounties, which are so constantly enjoyed that we are prone to forget the source from which they come, others have been added, which are of so extraordinary a nature, that they cannot fail to penetrate and soften even the heart which is habitually insensible to the ever watchful providence of Almighty God."
Isn't that amazing? In the midst of a civil war, Abraham Lincoln was able to call to mind the many blessings and provisions of God in His faithfulness. And yet, here I am, no country to run during a civil war, but forgetting to acknowledge the hand of God and what trials He has brought me through and is bringing me through even now. Humbling to think about, isn't it?
On a much lighter note, here is a picture of our most insane blessing this year- Oliver Isaac. I can't even believe I get to be a mom, much less a mom to this little pumpkin. We (Andrew and I) often marvel at how much fun and laughter a baby brings. I've said this before, but I used to be the person feeling sorry for parents of young kids because it looked like so much work. Whoa honey, I didn't know the half of it. But God puts so much love in your heart for that little person, it doesn't matter how much work it is, you do it and love it because of Him. I guess that wasn't really a light note, but the photo makes up for it..He's kind of a dweeb. Also, Anna and I in front of the Lincoln Memorial.
Plus I'm blessed with an amazing husband. Andrew is a very patient person..I know because I test him on this often. -I realize that I mentioned my blessings the other day, but I'm just so overwhelmed I can't stop talking about it.. The Lord has been good to me. My life is definitely not perfect, nor will it ever be, but to think of where I would be without Christ and His care and provision, makes me want to shout about His faithfulness.
Wow, I apologize for the small sermon..I don't even know what it's about for sure..
Anyway, I pray that everyone has a Thanksgiving overflowing with evidence of the Lord's unfailing love and faithfulness. Happy Thanksgiving!