I only have time to pop in for a minute. Just today we have had a revolving door of children coming and going. We are remodeling/painting the garage to make a second den for the kids as a Christmas gift. I’ve gone to Lowe’s twice to get more ‘stuff’. We didn’t have Wednesday service tonight so everyone can be with family and cook. Therefore, I am being with family and cooking. We also have a football party to attend in 2 hours.
*Sigh* I’m tired already and it’s only just begun.
I wanted to simply stop in and tell you how very thankful I am for you. For my family and friends ‘in real life’ and for those I’m only able to communicate with through this blog. God has particularly impressed upon me today how utterly blessed I am to know I am never alone in this world. I have a forever companion in my husband, a home overflowing with great kids, family who love me in spite of my quirks and friends all over the world who know what nerd I am and still come to this blog for a visit anyway.
Have a Blessed Thanksgiving full of laughter and family and shopping. For those of you experiencing sorrow, I pray God will embrace you with a measure of peace reserved for times like these.
p.s. I just have a random question for you. Do any of you pay our kids to be in the Church Christmas Play?
Ummm, Yeah. Me neither.
p.s.s. One more thing! I’ll be at the cafe’ on Friday. I mean not really there because, in true Preacher Wife style, I’ll be fist-fighting at the early bird sales in LifeWay. And then I’ll be at Starbucks for my apple cider fix. I truly can NOT wait.
I do promise however to leave something spiritual behind for you to read while I’m gone. ;)
Happy Thanksgiving, Lisa!! Hope it’s a great one!!!
I’m not sure what the part about paying our kids to be in the play is all about, but I hope my kids don’t think they are getting anything but a wonderful feeling inside for doing this.
We were talking the other day about learning our lines, and I was telling them that they needed to learn them and practice everyday so they could do their very best. Matt said “yeah we want to do our best for the church people.” My reply was “yes but who are you really doing this for?” He answered, “we are doing this for God not for ourselves or the church people. It is to honor him.” It makes my heart so glad to know he realizes this. Please keep him in your prayers that he will give his life to God when it is time.
I am gonna miss shopping with you this year, but I am most jealous that I won’t be at Starbucks. Drink a Grande for me.
Drink a verde for me!!!! I’m eating/drinking for two apparently so I need the big one!!!! (I’ve had two within a two week period ask me if I am expecting again!)
I wannaaaa goooooo!!!! If only I didn’t have to work….whaaaaaaa :))
Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours
Im sure the kids will love their den
I am blessed to have you as a bloggy friend too :)
Happy Thanksgiving my sista! Can I come and hang out in the new den too?
Have a great day with your family! Hey, did you do the Michael W. Smith CD thing that BooMama posted? I got one, and they sent me an email saying they still had 30 of them. You might check it out if you haven’t already! Free Christmas music, and it’s Michael to boot!
Happy Thanksgiving Lisa!
I am thankful for you and the preacher and your children. You all bring such an energy to our church and our community, we are truly blessed to be able to worship with you on a 3 time per week basis, and socialize with you in between.
Have fun shopping on Friday! As someone who had the incredibly unfortunate experience of having to work in retail during that madness for too many years, I will not be going near the mall (maybe to walmart after lunch….MAYBE!) But I do love me some Starbucks Apple Cider….yummm! Enjoy!
Hey Lisa, thanks for stopping by…I hope it all goes well..and I am SO hoping to grow!!!! Thanks for the encouragement!
Going to the Cowboys game tomorrow. It is going to be COLD!
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving. It’s always a blessing to read your blog across the states. As for me, I’m thrilled it’s Peppermint Mocha time at Starbucks, so that’s what I’ll put in my order for!
unfortunately, my middle child isn’t settling for the warm fuzzies…
he wants 5 dollars…lol
and you know what? if he’ll learn those 50 plus lines, I’m giving it to him…
don’t worry, i won’t tell your kids…:))
I’ll be out there fighting the crowds with you. I’ve never had starbucks apple cider so I will have to try it while i am out.
Happy thanksgiving. You bless my life so, Lisa, with all your sweet, funny, encouraging, and biblical posts.
Have a great day tommorow,
Happy thanksgiving Lisa! Wishing you have a wonderful time, lots of love, Del xxx
PS. I think we really should start this in Wales I feel like we’re missing out (plus the food looks GOOD!)
Ok, tell that sweet child of yours I will spring for pizza on the Saturday before the play for them learning lines and glorifying God! I know it is alot for them to learn but I have faith that they can do it and will enjoy it and have wonderful memories in the process. And if the five bucks helps….
Anyway, I am thankful for you and your family! I know I dont say it enough but I love you all! And Tammy, your kids are precious! I am so proud that they have already learned all their lines. Ally might have learned the first one! LOL!
Hope you are having a wonderful Thanksgiving Lisa. You are such a very special person. I am thankful today that God sent you and your family to our church. Hope you finds lots of sales tomorrow. God Bless!
Happy Thanks giving to my friend in the compter…that I hope someday we will meet.Please come vist us girls here in Texas I know we are alot of them!!
I have truly enjoyed getting to know you .Blessing marina
My daughter is 14 and says she is too old, however our children’s pastor wamt her to sing Oh Holy Night. “Like OMG mom all my friends are gonna be there and everything!” I think this one is going to cost me :(
Okay, how cool are you and your husband for fixing up your garage as a den for your kids? What a great idea!
I am so thankful for your wisdom and your sense of humor—you always make me smile.
P.S. Last year my son almost passed out from the lights in the Christmas play so I promised him that he could sit in the audience this year. Bad, bad parishoner!
just wanted to say how much i really enjoy your blog!