I hope this post finds you filled with good food and surrounded by family and friends. I don't want to keep you for too long, I just wanted to share this passage I read the other day; something I feel perfect models the way I wish to praise my God. It has become one of my favorites and I hope that in this season of giving thanks, that it speaks to you as well.
|10| David praised the Lord in the presence of the whole assembly, saying,
It's the day before Thanksgiving and I'm blogging about giving thanks. Let's just all pretend we're surprised! I mentioned on Monday that Thanksgiving has always been my favorite holiday, so y'all can image that I'm loving every moment of the craziness right now. The cooking, yummy smells from the kitchen and laughter with family is all something I look forward to this time of year.
I've spent the past few months learning what it is to truly be thankful and if I'm being honest, there are still many days where I struggle to be grateful for the little things. But when the day seems to have been longer than my patience, there's nothing sweeter than taking a few minutes to focus on the small gifts I've been given.
So what am I thankful for today?
What are you thankful for this year?
Overall: 5 stars (out of 5)
So I clearly have a thing for books that have be come movies/television shows. And I'm guessing that most people have seen the trailer for this before, just in case you haven't, here's a synopsis.
On a warm summer morning in North Carthage, Missouri, it is Nick and Amy Dunne’s fifth wedding anniversary. Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when Nick’s clever and beautiful wife disappears from their rented McMansion on the Mississippi River. Husband-of-the-Year Nick isn't doing himself any favors with cringe-worthy daydreams about the slope and shape of his wife’s head, but passages from Amy's diary reveal the alpha-girl perfectionist could have put anyone dangerously on edge.
I started reading this book because so many of my co-workers were reading it! It's taken me a little longer to get through this one than I would have liked, but it's my no means because it's not boring!
I had a love hate relationship with this book! I was totally enthralled by it from the first page. But the more I read, the more frustrated I became with the lives these people were leading. And the amount of twists in this story had me on a constant emotional roller-coaster!
So why am I giving it a 5? I think the author did a wonderful job of telling the story of one couple's struggle to discover who they married. I think she perfectly captured their weaknesses, strengths and their complete dependence on each other. And boy did she have me sitting on the edge of my seat all the way until the last page.
This is one that'll stay on the shelf for a re-read one day.
Have you read Gone Girl? What did you think?
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