Saturday, November 29, 2008

The Who

I began this post on Thanksgiving day, but I am just now getting back to it. With Christmas so soon maybe it's a little to late to make this post, but I still feel strongly about the subject so here goes.

We begin teaching our children at a very early age that Thanksgiving is a time to give thanks for all the blessings we have been given. The English settlers gave thanks for their deliverance by the Indians after a particularly brutal winter in the New World. In many countries, Thanksgiving began as a celebration for giving thanks for a bountiful harvest. I suppose we all have our own ideas and opinions of what Thanksgiving means and why we celebrate it, but by it's name and nature Thanksgiving is a time for "giving thanks." For me, the important thing about thanksgiving is not
what we are giving thanks for but who we are giving thanks to.

In 2 Samuel 22:50, we read, "Therefore I will give thanks unto thee, O Jehovah, among the nations, And will sing praises unto thy name." I wonder sometimes who exactly non-Christians give thanks to when celebrating Thanksgiving. I know each year as I remember all the blessings that I have to be thankful for that my father in heaven provides those blessings and that He is the one to whom I am thankful.

I will also strive this year to be thankful year round for all that He has done for me and my family. Not to take anything away for Thanksgiving (because I still love the turkey, pumpkin pie, etc.) but to help keep me from taking all that I have for granted (not granite, Creede). I want to always remember what He has done for me, is doing for me, and will do for me
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Tuesday, November 11, 2008

The Tackle

The boys are wrapping up their flag football seasons and we have really enjoyed watching them play every Saturday. They both improved tremendously as the season progressed and they continue to understand the game more and more. Aric's team lost last week thus ending their season. Thank you to Todd Cummins and Jeff Pleming for an outstanding job coaching the Sooners this year. Alex's team played this Saturday and earned a chance to play in the Super Bowl on Sunday and they won. His coach, Craig Darter, has done a fantastic job with the Red Raiders. I couldn't resist sharing this video of Aric tackling one of his opponents. Yes, this is supposed to be FLAG football, but sometimes the adrenaline takes over and you just can't help yourself. This is the first time I have posted a video, so I was pretty excited. Enjoy!

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Monday, November 3, 2008

The Truth

You may have to be involved with education to really appreciate this but I had to post it for all to see!

The Scariest Costume Ever!