I am home for Thanksgiving and always love this time of year. The drive up was great because I got to see the changing of the leaves and all the color that it displays up through the State of Kentucky. The weather is great and it is a typical fall day here. The sun is out and there is a cool breeze blowing. Mom is cooking in the kitchen and probably wondering why I am not helping her. My nephews and neice are here and there is a lot of conversation going on. Tomorrow is the big day where we are going to eat a lot of food and have multilple conversations going on at one time. My favorite part of my family is the conversation. To some people it would be annoying, but being sisters we can have 4 conversations going on at once and we can pick up in the middle of another conversation and then back to the other conversation without missing a beat. We share a connection that no one would understand unless they had their own.

I am very thankful for my family. My three sisters are my best friends and I love them dearly. They each married 3 men who love them for who they are. My parents are so funny and listening to them cracks me up. Family is something to appreciate and love and not to take for granted. They stand by you and support you no matter what. Living far away I try to not take them for granted. You never know when the last time you are going to see someone will be. Take the time to spend special time with your family this holiday and be thankful for them. Tell them you love them, and thank them for what they mean to you.



Have you ever had the Lord lay a particular verse on your heart? It happens to me often, but this morning I have no doubt that God was preparing me for my day. I was going to my kitchen to get coffee and begin my quiet time, and I was talking to the Lord when the verse in Phillipians came to mind: Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. I was sort of dreading going in today because I was gone Monday and Tuesday traveling and knew that it was going to be extremely busy for me today. When I went to do my bible study for today, guess what...the verse from Phillipians was a part of my quiet time. I knew that God was telling me something.

My quiet time was about worry. How often are we consumed with worry? I know it is often. I used to worry all the time about everything when I was younger. Now, I really make effort to not worry so much and give God complete control. It is so hard to do when you do not know the outcome of something. What will all the worry accomplish? Honestly, it will accomplish nothing. All it will do is make things worse for you. What in your life do you need to give completely to God. Take your worries and requests to God. He will never fail you.