Thursday, November 22, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving!

Gobble, Gobble- its turkey day!

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Autumn has arrived...for Real!

The leaves have changed to vivid colors yellow, red, and orange and trees are reluctantly letting go of more as each day passes. The crunch of leaves and the smell of spiced cider, pumkin pie and turkey can be identified as a shiver runs down your spine. California has welcomed fall with its rainy days and chilly evenings, with open arms. Thanksgiving is only 2 days away and my taste buds can hardly wait for my daddy's ham, Ayla's mashed potatoes, Tamsen's cookies, and my momma's yams! Let's not forget Angel's crash course Xbox football she recieves from her brothers each year. (I still haven't gotten the hang of it) But in the midst of the aroma and hustle of the holiday remember just why we are celebrating.
It's that time of year when I get all sentimental and emotional just because it almost Christmas. But this year is different, so much has changed for me this year and my future will never be the same. No longer am I thankful just because I have stuff, I am truly thankful beyond words.

This year I took a huge leap into adulthood and moved from my parents home. No longer am I reluctantly going to bed as my siblings carry on in the living room, I am missing family prayer nights and fighting over laundy day with momma, fussing over how sissy borrowed my favorite shirt without asking, how frustrating it is to pick up brothers boxers they left in the bathroom again, or the joy of kissing daddy on my way out the door. This Thanksgiving I will spend with my family as always, but I will greet the day with a truly thankful heart. Beyond the everyday thankfulness, but with a sincere appreciation for life, family, love, and friends. So often we take for granted simple things in life. The thought I could have lost my brother last month halted me in my new routine with the thought, "Life is short and requires your attention."
I am truly thankful for a God who is forever faithful and so true. His love amazes me each and everyday. Thank you for blessing me beyond what I could ever ask or think.

Oh, yes and thank you Jesus for deep fried cajun turkey, Thanksgiving just wouldn't be the same. =)

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Once again my God is a miracle working God! Pastors daughter from Redding, Ca became extremely ill two weeks ago, and through a series of drs and testing found her liver to be failing. Prayers were uplifted and a miracle was delivered. Bethani Roam (Bishop) received a donor liver Monday and is recovering wonderfully. Please take a moment to visit her blog and please continue to keep both this family and the family who has lost their loved one in your prayers.

Click here to read more about Bethani's Miracle

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Memories Never Fade

Yesterday a friend of mine returned a folder I had left at her home forever ago. From it she retrieved a folded piece of paper, and proceded to read the contents. It was a simple poem I had written a few years earlier and had forgotten about, but how true these words are even today.

Sweet smells of autumn
Beauty in the newness of spring
Summer brings new adventures
And silver mountains of snow cover winter
Seasons of change come and go
Blooming love, smiles, and tears
But there is a time when they too must go
Different colors and different shades
But one thing I have found
Sweet precious memories never fade
a.rose 2005

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

A cry from the Heart....

Love is an intense feeling of affection related to a sense of strong loyalty or profound oneness.
Websters describes love as "A strong positive emotion of regard and affection; having a great affection or liking for something or someone."

Today I analyzed my present emotion and state of mind and found myself placing anthropomorphic qualities to God. In this I found I was able to understand and relate to Him in a whole new way.
Jesus this is my deepest desire and prayer today and alway:

The more I seek you
The more I find you
The more I find you
The more I love you
I want to sit at your feet
Drink from the cup in your hand
Lie back against you and breathe
Feel your heartbeat
This love is so deep
It’s more than I can stand
I melt in your peace
It’s overwhelming
You are Everything!

I love you more than words can express,
in a way my heart can not comprehend,
in a realm I seek to exist eternally!

a.rose 2007