Today in church, we sang the hymn “What Child is This?”
Halfway through the second verse, I stopped singing and just listened. What I heard was beautiful.
While my church doesn’t have that many good singers, the sound of my family (or anyone, really) praising God with their voices was one of the best sounds I’ve ever heard. I don’t care if we sound awful. To God, we sounded wonderful and beautiful and He’s delighted with us.
And I got that. For a few seconds, I forgot what we sounded like and focused on how God felt (not that I’d really know, but you get the idea). It was nice. I felt happy to be singing for my God with my spiritual family.
I sang the rest of the song with the joy of knowing that I was doing something that made God happy. Our praises put a smile on His face, and it put one on mine too.
Sing praises to the LORD, O you his saints,
and give thanks to his holy name.
(Psalm 30:4 ESV)
Today is Jenny’s birthday. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! : )
I finished my word count for NaNoWriMo on Wednesday. The book, though, isn’t completely finished. It’s getting there, though.
Today is the last day of November. I still can’t get over that.
My birthday is in 66 days and 14 hours.
I really like Christmas music. : )
And now, some pictures from a recent trip to a dock near where I live.
So, I suppose I should tell you guys what I’m thankful for this year, huh?
Nah… I’ll just go with this:
Happy Thanksgiving. I pray that every person out there (yes, even you) has a wonderful, beautiful day. I pray that travelers stay safe, none of the turkeys are under cooked, and everyone has a great time seeing family and friends. I pray that those hosting dinner in their homes will not feel stressed and will enjoy themselves, too. Last but not least, I pray that everyone will stop, remember that Thanksgiving is about being thankful, and put down the Black Friday adds for a little bit.
I’ll leave you with that.
It was beautiful. The leaves, the mountains, the animals. It only rained at night. Except Saturday. I rode a horse that day. The last time I rode a horse was a long time ago. The time spent with family and friends was refreshing and relaxing. I read through two books (Homeless Bird, and The Mark of Athena), which were both amazing. The campground had a playground. I was very happy about that.
I love being surrounded by the trees’ beautiful leaves and the different animals. We had a stray cat find its way into our camper, and found a turtle by the fire pit (plus much more. Those were the two most amusing, though). When it was time to go back home, no one wanted to leave. But, of course, we did. Now it’s back to school and chores.
It was fun while it lasted, and many good memories were made. I can’t wait until next time.
This weekend, my family and I went camping. I took a ton of pictures, but some of the ones I found interesting were the ones I took while on the road. We drove through a bunch of small towns, and the architecture and some of the buildings were pretty cool.
Why do I love my dad? Well, it would be a pretty long list if I told you every single awesome thing about him, and your dad would seem pretty lame compared to mine (just kidding…), but here are some of them:
-He’s a pro at the grill, and at making breakfast food
-He’s a doctor, and he always takes care of me
-He’s taught me to stay committed to something, and to see it all the way through to the end
-He’s responsible and serious, but will still mess around and have fun
-He’s always pushed me to do my best, while still being encouraging
-God and his grace are a big deal to my dad
-He’s one of the most Godly men I know
-He’s taught me to be the Godliest woman I can be
-He loves me, my sisters, and my mom, but loves God more than all of us
-He has a beautiful voice
-He’s plainly the best Dad I could ever have. The end.
…and much more. But I’ll stop here.
Happy Father’s Day!