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Hi everyone~

I am changing blogs and my new address will be http://acupofcoffeeandhim.blogspot.com/ 

I will start blogging on there starting Thurs 15th at noon and this site will be deleted Jan 31st.

Blessings!

Angela

The morning is spent having breakfast with my family and then we take our australian shepherd Baylor to the dog park to meet up with other doggie friends. After a good play session and a long walk we head home for a nap. The evening is spent with my husbands family. Then back home to go to bed early so I can meet my mom and sister by 4am to shop on Black Friday.

I am thankful for my husband who has stayed by my side during a rough year of health. He has supported me and loved me even though it was not easy.

I am thankful for my four legged kids Macie and Baylor. They are my constant companions and my therapy.

I am thankful for my family and friends who makes me laugh, lifts me up, and never leaves my side.

I am thankful for a warm home, a reliable truck, and my job.

Most of all and above everything I am thankful for a Lord who is my Savior and Friend.

To read more Days of Gratitude go over to Internet Cafe Devotions

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone.

I pray your day is full of blessings, family, and laughter.

Angela

You Have Our Attention, Lord

A prayer by Max Lucado -written in October

Our friends lost their house
The co-worker lost her job
The couple next door lost their retirement
It seems that everyone is losing their footing

This scares us.
This bailout with billions.
These rumblings of depression.
These headlines: ominous, thunderous-“Going Broke!” “Going Down!” “Going Under!” “What Next?”

What is next?
We’re listening.
And we’re admitting: You were right.
You told us this would happen.

You shot straight about loving stuff and worshipping money.
Greed will break your heart, you warned. Money will love you and leave you.
Don’t put your hope in riches that are so uncertain.
You were right.
Money is a fickle lover and we just got dumped.

We were wrong to spend what we didn’t have,
Wrong to neglect prayer and ignore the poor,
Wrong to think we ever earned a dime.
We didn’t. You gave it.
And now, tell us Father, are you taking it?

We’re listening. And we’re praying.
Could you make something good out of this mess?
Of course you can.
You always have.

You led slaves out of slavery, Built temples out of ruins, Turned stormy waves into a glassy pond and water into sweet wine.
This disorder awaits your order.
So do we.

Through Christ, Amen

Friday, October 31, 2008

Beginnings

It takes a leap of faith for me to begin a blog that will display my life and inner thougths so publicly.

This morning I was reading my bible and thought I really need to journal more. When I do journal, I start to write down my thoughts in one place and then another. I like to be organized. So a thought popped in my head, “hey blog your thoughts.” This is where faith comes in for me because as much as I would love to write eloquently I struggle with my writing skills and creativity. The bigger leap of faith is being honest so openly about my walk on the path of being a Christ follower.

As I was reading the bible I stumbled (God works in awesome ways) upon a devotional regarding taking baby steps. The author talked about God using us in the smallest ways even when it is hard to build something bigger for Him. I believe God will use my blogging to bring my relationship with my Savior deeper and make me more accountable because I am opening myself up so vulnerablly to those who know me and those who do not.

The last statement of the devotional made me realize I needed to go forth with blogging my journey into a deeper relationship with Christ. She said “following Him is key” and with that I begin.

“So here’s what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life—your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life—and place it before God as an offering. Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for him.
Romans 12:1-2 The Message

Blessings~