Friday, October 28, 2011

Showing thanks to those who mean most

As you may know, Thanksgiving is right around the corner! Usually I don't say thanks to those people in my life who I know for sure God has blessed me with, nor thank God for all he has given me. This year will be different! A few friends of mine feel very blessed to have Coach Stallard as our teacher and want to show her. This weekend or next weekend we are going to get together and make her a huge card. We have quite a few inside jokes in that class and we are going to include them in our card. Each of us are going to write something and we are going to use recorders to record our voices. She is a very touch woman so on the front we are going to write "What does it take to make Stallard cry?" and see if this sweet appreciation card does the trick! She is a very amazing person and relies on God for everything! I love how she brings faith into the classroom confidently! I love this woman and I feel very blessed that she is my teacher.
   God is crazy and sometimes brings certain people into your life in the weirdest ways. Once they are there, they are going to stay! I am simply so blessed!

Please pray for Coach Stallard's daughter. She is a missionary in Uganda and has been over there for a month now. She will be over there a year! Please pray many get touched by the hand of God and except him into their lives. Please pray for safety of the group and that they get changed as well and see how blessed they really are! (: 

Wednesday, October 26, 2011


Sometimes you just have to sit down and see how blessed you really are. So many men and women die for you everyday! Each day while you are sitting in a class room complaining about how cold it is, people are dying. In Iraq men are fighting with everything they have to protect me, you, her over there, him right here, and their own families. They are going months on end without seeing the people they love most. Some men never get to meet their children because they are born while they are gone and they get killed for your freedom.
  Take a second... Do you feel free? Do you look free? NO, most likely not. People here, and people in China look the same as us. They aren't completely free like us. No way! Just take time each day, wherever you are, and say "thanks!" to God for supplying you with what you have, people to fight and safety.
   My heart just crumbles sometimes to see that people are dying for me everyday when I have done nothing but be an American. The least I can do is say thanks. If you see them in a store, go up to them and thank them for all that they do. Trust me, it will make their day a whole lot brighter. Most people don't have the nerve to just go up to a soldier and say "Hey, thanks!" so YOU be the ONE in a crowd to stand out and do so.