Thursday, November 25, 2010

Thankfulness is a battle

Return, O my soul, to your rest;
for the LORD has dealt bountifully with you.
Psalm 116:7

Recently I have really been struggling with self pity which, as all sin, is the worship of self instead of worshiping God. I am not perfect, and the victory seems far away; yet God in his kindness planned it into the heart of the writers of his word, and the people who made the reading plan I am going through to have me read through Psalm 116, and John 16:16-33, along with others. These two sections were particularly helpful in the struggle. Psalm 116:7 really stood out to me as a defense against listening to such lies. Thankfulness is the anti-self pity. Haven't I received everything to be thankful for?

Well, I couldn't end a Thanksgiving post without talking mentioning my annual football ritual. So, it happened again this year. There I mentioned it. Happy Thanksgiving everynutty!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Happy Birthday Mom!

Hey, today is my mom's actual birthday! I only say that for those of you who looked at my mom's facebook and saw that she put her birthday down on a different day than her actual birthday. So, just to clarify, Happy Actual Birthday Mom.