I’m Thankful For…

I’m Thankful for…

1. Fall Leaves

2. Hot Cocoa weather!

3. My turtles, even if they’re becoming inactive for the wintertime!

4. My friends

5. Fondue Parties!

6. My kitty, especially when he’s playful!

7. Netflix

8. New stationary

9. Hot water

10. Good wine

11. Sunshine

12. Tears

13. Christmas movies

14. Recycling centers

15. My mom and dad

16. My in-laws

17. Dishwashers

18. My job!

19. My church family

20. COFFEE!

21. Tea

22. Vacuums

23. Sweet dreams

24. My pen pals

25. Bookstores

26. My phone

27. My grandmothers

28. Indoor heating

29. Indoor plumbing

30. My car!

31. The ability to run

32. My charming community

33. My doggie!

34. Red hair

35. Mittens

36. Wool Blankets

37. Food

38. Quiet

39. Clothes

40. Comfy couches

41. Malls

42. Mentors

43. E-mail

44. Flowers

45. The smell of cotton

46. Colors

47. Sweet Potatoes

48. Thanksgiving

49. My loving husband, Mark 🙂

50. JESUS!

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What’s New in November

Dear Blog Friends,

Thank you for sticking with me. You mean so much to me!

Lately, I’ve had the idea in my head that my life’s just not blog-worthy. I know deep down that I have wonderful stories to tell, but there’s a voice that tells me, “You’re not good enough”. I want to stomp this negative voice right out! I want to reclaim my blog…

So, first, God is doing some pretty special things in my life right now. As you know, He allowed pushed me to switch jobs, and now I have way more time to devote to things I love. He’s also lead me to people who believe in me, and I believe He’s revealing his plans for me through them. For example, this morning I’m meeting with my minister to discuss a service ministry called CARE. The purpose of CARE is to provide physical, emotional and spiritual support to the elderly of our congregation and community. The support can be anything from praying to cleaning their homes to having chats over tea. My role in  CARE would be to provide the structure and to encourage involvement through recruiting and training. I’m excited to see where this new program leads, and I would appreciate your prayers for the lives we’ll touch in the meantime.What’s God doing through you today?

Also, I’ve had some wonderful culinary adventures lately. Just yesterday, I baked Maple Glazed Doughnuts from Sally’s Baking Addiction (http://sallysbakingaddiction.com/2014/09/17/maple-glazed-donuts/). I also made some quick and easy dinner rolls which turned out way better than I imagined. Today, I’m going to make Pumpkin cupcakes for my mom’s birthday! I’ll let you guys know how they turn out. Have you been in the kitchen lately? What have you made?

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, I love my job! I’m a little nervous about tomorrow though. I’m going to work my first brunch shift for a friend and my regular dinner shift. The full day will be over 12 hours of work! I’m sure I’ll enjoy myself, but I’m scared I’ll get pretty tired or stressed. Will you pray for me to succeed? Thank you. If employed, how’s work for you?

Thanks again for taking the time to read my blog. I appreciate your time and support! I’d love to hear your feedback as we go through this blog life together!

Peace and Love,

Alyssa