Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Hello November

Happy November!  I really can't believe the holiday season is upon us - I always feel like November and December go by so very quickly.  I love the holidays, but I like to take them in order and celebrate Thanksgiving before decorating for Christmas.  This year our holidays will be different than ever before now that we are married, but I'm looking forward to the new traditions to come in the next two months!

We are in Austin this week visiting my in-laws and loved passing out candy with them last night in their neighborhood.  I cooked spaghetti and meatballs yesterday while everyone was at work, and after we ate supper, we sat outside and handed out candy to all the trick-or-treaters.

This is totally unrelated to Halloween or other holidays, but just because I want to remember - the past two Sundays have brought verses and sermons that are particularly applicable to life right now as I wait for some scary Bar results later this week.

In Ruston last weekend, the sermon was from Matthew 6:25-34 - the "Do Not Worry" verses as I like to call them.

Then, this past weekend at our church in Dallas, our Sunday School lesson was on Philippians 4:1-9.

"Rejoice in the Lord always.  I will say it again: Rejoice!  Let your gentleness be evident to all.  The Lord is near.  Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.  And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and our minds in Christ Jesus.  Finally brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable - if anything is excellent or praiseworthy - think about such things.  Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me - put it into practice.  And the God of peace will be with you."  Philippians 4:4-9

So thankful for God's timely reminder through these verses that He is my source of peace and He is always with me!

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