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.
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.
On Sunday night, me, my little sister Olivia, and our parents went outside to watch the meteor shower. I was super excited because I’d heard it was going to be a pretty awesome one. We went behind our pond and stood in the vineyard surrounding our house. At that time, I’d never seen a meteor shower before. I was eager to see how it would turn out.
I didn’t bring my camera (thus, the picture above is not mine). I knew it would be kind of pointless to try and get a picture of a meteor that’s only there for one moment. Also, I wanted to enjoy the meteor shower. Not that I don’t enjoy photography, because I do. I really do. But I didn’t want to worry about getting the “perfect picture,” so I didn’t bring it at all.
Unfortunately, it was cloudy. But not completely. We still saw two! Even though it was cold and cloudy, I still enjoyed myself. It was the perfect way to end my Sunday.
Last night, we celebrated the Fourth of July for the second time. It was nice to see fireworks two different times. A lot of people came—more than usual, I think—because it wasn’t on the fourth.
A note: this will be the last post for awhile. I’m going away to work in the kitchen at a camp and won’t be back until Friday night. I haven’t abandoned the blog, don’t worry.