Sunday, November 30, 2008

Thoughts Before Bedtime

My tree is up.

The lights are on.

The star is on top.

The ornaments are sparkling.

The stockings are hung.

The wreath is on the front door.

I have fresh flowers on my table.

My apple cinnamon candle is burning strong.

My puppy dog is cuddled up by my feet.

My husband is napping next to me.

Christmas time is here at last. My most favorite time of the year.... celebrating our one and only Savior!

I feel rested.

I feel at peace with whatever is coming our way.

While I may not feel that this apartment is a home, it is our home.

I am thankful for this home.

I am thankful for my husband who works so hard and strives to make such excellent decisions for our family. I am so thankful that he always checks with You first, Lord.

Thank You, Lord, for guiding my heart and mind, and molding them to Yours.

I am beyond blessed.

I have to go back to work tomorrow....... and that's okay.

Thank You, Lord, for long, restful weekends. Thank You, Lord, for good friends and good family that surrounded us this weekend. Thank You, Lord, for this overwhelming sense of peace and contentment I feel tonight, which I haven't felt in quite some time. I am patient. I am still. I KNOW that You are God and that You are in control.

I trust You Lord. You haven't let me down yet, and I know You never will.

Happy December, everyone. Remember the reason for the season :)

3 comments:

Fran said...

Oh Jen...that was just so good. I love what you said about your hubs. So very important.

You are such a smart girl and I love your heart. I wish I had what you have when I was a teeny bit younger. ;)

Cling so tight to Jesus. He really looks amazing through you.
Big hugs,
Fran

Nat said...

What lovely and contented thoughts to go to bed on. I'll bet you rested well being so at peace. I'm glad your thanksgiving festivities went well and that your sweet potato recipe turned out good- I had no doubt at your culinary capabilities, especially after your oreo desert creation!

Can't wait to see your tree on the tour of homes!

Taylor said...

A lovely list.

I needed to hear the trust part tonight...The Lord has graciously been reminding--throughout this whole day and night--that He never has, nor ever will, fail me.

I have failed so miserably--especially in my lack of trust, inspite of my desire to trust!

He has been so faithful; you would think my battle with distrust is over...

Thank you for letting me write this, longwinded though it is. He. Is. Faithful.

Keep trusting!!

In Jesus,
Taylor

P.S. The new design is so pretty!