Monday, November 3, 2014

One Thousand Gifts (continued)

"Now to him who is able to do immeasurable more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen" (Ephesians 3:20-21).

These were the words that were read by the guest speaker at our high school's membership meeting tonight.  It was so encouraging to be reminded that God is doing great things!  He is doing amazing things at our high school, which is evident from God's faithfulness throughout the generations of our school.  The speaker was so inspiring as he reminded us parents to pray for our children, spend time with our children, speaking words of life about our children and to them, teaching them and talking to them about how awesome God is, and partnering with other parents as we parent our children together as a community of believers.  As a community, we are able to work together, pray together, and support each other.  It's my prayer that those within our community who have lost loved ones this past weekend, will experience the support and comfort of the community and feel God's loving arms around them.  We are truly blessed to be part of this community of believers!

 Continuing to give thanks...

-our amazing Christian community
-the inspiring guest speaker
-dinner and fellowship with fellow grade nine parents
-volunteers who prepared and served the dinner
-dedicated and committed Christian staff members
-our principal, who is so passionate about everything that is happening at the school!
-combining churches and celebrating the Reformation
-new pictures of our precious little boy and his adorable little grin
-steps toward getting closer to meeting our son

 -enjoying pumpkin carving and removing the guts!
-how he rose to the challenge of using the knife and carving his pumpkin on his own

 -helping with the pumpkin carving
 -how she takes all of her jobs so seriously

-choosing/drawing a pattern for the pumpkins

 -the cutest bumblebee, ever

 -her contagious excitement about dressing up

 -the perfect magician

 -how he takes his costume roles very seriously
 -having a magic trick ready when he went trick or treating

 -a good excuse to use her bumble bee umbrella

 -how she loves to see her grandkids dressed up

 -how he faithfully and without complaining, drives the children around to go trick or treating

-running with 2 of my beautiful nieces
 -how they love to have fun, no matter what they're doing

 -enjoying a beautiful run for a great cause

 -that it didn't rain
 -completing another race
 -running with his buddies, including our friend, Jeff who came all the way from Miami

 -getting his PB

 -a great group of guys who Paul loves to run with and spend time with

 -my amazing sister-in-law who also ran 10km with Paul

-being part of an amazing fundraiser, Edu Deo ministries and impacting teachers and children around the world

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