Friends, I’m sorry I was unable to post the memory verse for this week on Monday! On Sunday I had severe sinus pain that had turned into a headache by Monday so I stayed in bed literally all day. Thankfully I had some posts scheduled this week, but Monday’s was not one of them. Sometimes it really is better late than never, so I’m sharing the verse chosen for this week today.
My youth group is trying to memorize verses too and this is the one we chose, so I thought I’d share it with you since it is a good verse to remember.
Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God, but also in me. John 14:1
And the handy graphic for those of you who may want to save it to your phone or device. In this verse Jesus is talking to his disciples in his final hours before his crusifiction begins. While he knows what is going to happen, they are totally unaware and get freaked out when he talks about leaving them.
Now, onto my list for Thankful Thursday! With Canadian Thanksgiving around the corner I encourage you all to think about what you are thankful for.
- Our home. The house we live in is not the nicest house around, nor does it have lots of land. But it does have a sturdy roof, updated plumbing and electrical, a solid foundation, etc. And most importantly: it’s ours. We are not renting, we own this home. That is a huge accomplishment for us!
- Living close to our families. I like that David’s parents and my mom live in the same city, minutes apart from each other and only 40 minutes from us. We don’t see them every day, or even every week, but it is nice knowing they are close.
- My dad coming over to help with repairs. On Sunday David and my dad realigned the gutter on the back of the house so that it drains the opposite way. This isn’t terribly exciting but it now means we have reduced the risk of flooding into the garage window, across the floor and into the basement (the south side of our garage was built into a hill and our basement is ground level). In the past we had to constantly monitor the water level in the spring and vacuum out the window well every few hours, which was a huge chore especially when we were working.
- Learning a new instrument. I’ve been obsessed with learning to play the banjo for a while now and am glad my dad is able to teach me. It will be a fun hobby!
What are you thankful for? I told my students at youth group this week to really think about how blessed they are, even when they feel they aren’t. Do you have a roof over your head? Family and friends who love you? Food on your table? God is always blessing us if we care to look!
I really like this song by Darius Rucker because it reminds me that I may not have everything in life, but I the important things and that’s enough.