Monday, November 26, 2012

Thanks For The Memories!

All good “thanks” truly must come to an end. This last week of November marks a very special time of thanksgiving in my life. You see, twenty years ago this week I gave birth to the most amazing daughter anyone could ever wish for, Casey O’Hare. I won’t go on singing her praises, as I’ve been doing that for the past twenty years. Instead I’ll just say, thank you Casey, for sharing the amazing ride we’ve been on together for twenty years now. I love you!
Sunday, November 25, 2012 – Romans 1:21

Because, although they knew God, they did not glorify Him as God, nor were thankful, but became futile in their thoughts, and their foolish hearts were darkened.

Monday, November 26, 2012 – Psalm 107:22
Let them sacrifice the sacrifices of thanksgiving, and declare His works with rejoicing.
Tuesday, November 27, 2012 – Ephesians 5:20

Giving thanks always for all things to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 – Psalm 106:1

Praise the Lord! Oh, give thanks to the Lord, for He is good! For His mercy endures forever.
Thursday, November 29, 2012 – 1 Chronicles 16:35

And say, “Save us, O God of our salvation; gather us together, and deliver us from the Gentiles, to give thanks to Your holy name, to triumph in Your praise.”

Friday, November 30, 2012 – Luke 17:16
And he fell down on his face at the feet of Jesus, giving him thanks—and he was a Samaritan

**Photo courtesy of Paul McRae**

Monday, November 19, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving Y'all!

Something happened last month that really shook my world and I haven't shared the story with very many people. Most everyone who knows me knows that I have an eighty-five pound Weimaraner named Max. He is MY dog. He’s the kind of dog that will get between me and my husband when we play fight. He is the dog that follows me from room to room for no apparent reason. Max has his own recliner, next to mine. Undeniably, Max is…my dog.

Max has more than one bad habit. His absolute worse bad habit, however, is when he recognizes one of our vehicles coming up the drive; he runs up and circles the vehicle as if he’s herding us into a corral.

On October twenty-first I pulled into the driveway and cut it too close. I hit my precious Max with my truck pinning him against the fence. It was Sunday evening so we rushed him to the emergency vet in Humble. We were sure he would need stitches to close the gashes on his leg. It turned out to be much worse than we expected.

Monday morning we carried our morphine drugged puppy to an orthopedic doggy surgeon who confirmed the E/R vet’s diagnosis that the tendons had been sheared off Max’s left rear hawk and he needed pins and wires to put him back together again.

That’s when you ask the all-important question…how much is this going to cost us? Let’s just say, if you’re thinking about a profitable career path, don’t rule out animal orthopedics. Neither Dan nor I could bear to part with him, (which would have been our only option in the past) so he underwent the surgery.

Four weeks later the poor guy is still in a bandage and for the most part, gimps around on three legs. So what is the spiritual takeaway from this story?

1.      God will make a way, even when there seems to be no way.

2.      We had the money to pay the original estimate on the surgery left in our account after paying our bills and tithe.

3.      I’m thankful beyond measure that I didn’t have to make a life and death decision on my dog, no matter how dumb he can be.

4.      God knows just what we need when we need it and will provide it for us.

Happy Thanksgiving week! Love your God, love your family and love your dog. And remember, go TEXANS!
Oh and before I forget, here's this week's list of THANKSGIVING verses.

Sunday, November 18, 2012 – Psalm 79:13

So we, Your people and sheep of Your pasture, will give You thanks forever; we will show forth Your praise to all generations.

Monday, November 19, 2012 – 1 Thessalonians 5:18

In everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012 – Colossians 3:17

And whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012 – 2 Corinthians 9:15

Thanks be to God for His indescribable gift!

Thursday, November 22, 2012 – Psalm 107:21

Oh, that men would give thanks to the Lord for His goodness and for His wonderful works to the children of men!

Friday, November 23, 2012 – Colossians 4:2

Continue earnestly in prayer, being vigilant in it with thanksgiving.

Saturday, November 24, 2012 – Psalm 105:1

Oh, give thanks to the Lord! Call upon His name; make known His deeds among the peoples!

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Merci, Gracias, Danke, Mahalo, Arigato, Thanks Y’all!

I’m a few days late with this week’s Thanksgiving post. I was feeling a bit blue, thinking about having to get a molar filled tomorrow. But then I remembered how incredibly blessed I am. I have good teeth—well for the most part. We have good insurance and I have a good dentist. If only I would have remembered what my grandfather always said…be true to your teeth today and they won’t be false to you tomorrow. Anyway, on that note, I’ll finish by saying, God is good and I’m thankful for his abundant blessings. And remember, next week is the big day!

Sunday, November 11, 2012 – 2 Corinthians 4:15

For all things are for your sakes, that grace, having spread through the many, may cause thanksgiving to abound to the glory of God.

Monday, November 12, 2012 – Psalm 50:14

Offer to God thanksgiving, and pay your vows to the Most High.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012 – Philippians 4:6

Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012 – 2 Corinthians 9:11

While you are enriched in everything for all liberality, which causes thanksgiving through us to God.

Thursday, November 15, 2012 – Psalm 95:2

Let us come before His presence with thanksgiving; let us shout joyfully to Him with psalms.

Friday, November 16, 2012 – 1 Timothy 4:4

For every creature of God is good, and nothing is to be refused if it is received with thanksgiving.

Saturday, November 17, 2012 – Psalm 100:4b

Be thankful to Him, and bless His name.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Merci, Gracias, Danke, Mahalo, Arigato, Thanks Y’all!

Continuing with week two of our month of THANKSGIVING, here are seven more verses on thankfulness from God’s Holy word. I Thank You, Father, for giving me a life, a hope and a future specifically designed to serve you more. I will bless You, oh Lord. With my mouth full of praise and a heart of thanksgiving, I will bless You of Lord.
Sunday, November 4, 2012 – Psalm 75:1
We give thanks to You, O God, we give thanks! For Your wondrous works declare that Your name is near.
Monday, November 5, 2012 – Jonah 2-9
But I will sacrifice to You with the voice of thanksgiving; I will pay what I have vowed. Salvation is of the Lord.
Tuesday, November 6, 2012 – Psalm 100:4a
Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, and into His courts with praise.
Wednesday, November 7, 2012 – Colossians 3:15
And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to which also you were called in one body; and be thankful.
Thursday, November 8, 2012 – 1 Chronicles 16:8
Oh, give thanks to the Lord! Call upon His name; make known His deeds among the peoples!
Friday, November 9, 2012 – Psalm 107:1
Oh, give thanks to the Lord, for He is good! For His mercy endures forever.
Saturday, November 10, 2012 – Colossians 1:12
Giving thanks to the Father who has qualified us to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in the light.