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Saturday, March 03, 2012

Things I love about today

A theme I have been encountering lately is the spirit of gratitude. I am realizing that taking the time to be thankful is such a blessing to my soul. I want to honor God with these reflections and thank him for the ways I am blessed today. So, here is a list of things I love about my life right now in middle Tennessee...
We have amazing neighbors. I have so many surrogate grandmothers to love on my kids. We have practically built in babysitters next door whom my kids adore. I can hardly wait for it to really warm up again so everyone is back out and chatting in their yards.
I really love our house. It is warm, beautiful, and incredibly spacious. It is nicer than I ever expected to own.
I have become much more involved in my children's education and learning experiences. I am enjoying challenging them in new ways and helping to feed their hunger for learning.
This is a beautiful part of the country. I am looking forward to having more time to spend enjoying it's beauty this spring.
I am only a few hours away from an aunt and great friend from college. (The closest I've been in years to family or old friends.
Our Sunday school class is wonderful. What a blessing to be surrounded by such great, truth seeking people.
I am overwhelmed with options for bible studies. I literally can think of 5 studies I have access to other than Sunday mornings. How wonderful to have access to so many bible study opportunities that I have to choose since I can't do them all.
CBS- One of the bible studies I attend is an in depth study for 2 hours every week. It is very different from any other study I have done before, but I am enjoying it and the challenge of sticking with it.
ASK- Perhaps my favorite thing about right now is ASK. ASK stands for After School Kids. It is a bible study for school age kids that happens once a week. Every week they have bible homework to do and then get together for a time of praise, a lesson, and small groups where they go over their lesson. I am blessed to be a leader in this study, and I love my time with my girls. However my favorite part is the worship time. Because I am a leader all 3 of my kids get to come. My boys aren't old enough for class but they get to come to worship time. I cannot tell the amazing experience it is to see my two oldest children hold up their bibles and say "This is my bible. I am what it says I am. I can do what it says I can do." etc. Then to get to watch them sing "My Redeemer lives." It brings me to tears almost every week.
Thank you God for bringing us here. I know your ways are higher than mine. Thank you for all that you are doing in our lives.


  • This is a great post, Allie! I love you so much!

    By Blogger laura jo, at 4:01 PM  

  • Yes, a great post! Glad you guys are setting in and are enjoying middle TN. It is about to get even more beautiful as everything blooms:) Maybe we can meet up in Nashville one of these days.

    By Blogger mindy, at 4:44 PM  

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