Friday, November 16, 2012

Give Thanks

My little dude had his Thanksgiving party at school this week.
I had lots of fun helping out and getting to know some of the other moms in his class.
 
Of course I pulled out the old Turkey Fruit Platter again!
 
And, I made a "must have" Thanksgiving dessert...
Honestly, this is better than pumpkin pie!  That's right, you heard me!
Just make it and you'll be a believer too!
Pumpkin Gooey Butter Cakes Courtesy of Paula Deen
click on Pumpkin Gooey Butter Cake for the recipe
* I only used 1/2 box of powdered sugar for the filling

Tonight at dinner the girls were asking us all what we are most thankful for - they wanted to practice for Thanksgiving!
I said that I was most thankful that I'm feeling really well these days.
It's been a long, rough year and I feel like I've turned a corner with my anxiety battle.
It got much worse before it got better, but I hope that I'm on the other side.
I was very blessed that God brought a new therapist into my life at the end of September and she is a spirit filled woman who has the gift of discernment and told me with confidence that God would heal me from my anxiety.  She has spoken truth over me and been God's voice in some very dark times.  She also pointed me to a new acupuncturist and although he doesn't give me a full body massage after my treatment and end with snacks and hot tea, he is a man of God who prays over every patient every time and he too has been a gift from God (more on him later!).

I can honestly say that I'm thankful for the pain, suffering and darkness of this past year of my life, because in those dark, difficult places, I met Jesus and got to know Him like never before.
I'm thankful that I became completely dependent on Him for my every breath, "Lord, please keep me breathing deeply right now."  For my every step, "Lord, please help me to make it to the school to pick up the children."  For my every thought, "Lord, please hold every thought captive in obedience to you."  For my every waking moment, "Lord, please give me this moment my daily bread."
Give thanks to the Lord
for He is good
His love endures forever

As we move into Thanksgiving week (how is it already Thanksgiving?),
what are you most thankful for?

5 comments:

  1. I am thankful for the peace that passes all understanding. In the most difficult and trying times of life, there is a peace deep in my soul that NEVER goes away. Sometimes it's more difficult to find... sometimes I just can't make sense of it all... but God's peace is always there! I am SO glad that you're on the up-side of this anxiety battle- I pray for you often! I am glad that God put an awesome spirit-filled woman in your life to speak what you needed to hear!
    ALSO, thanks for the gooey pumpkin recipe- I have everything except the cake mix on hand...might need a quick run to the store!! YUM

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