it has been a week since i updated. alot has happened, most specifically, i turned 28. it was awesome. i think the best thing about my birthday was that i got to be with my wife all day. let me explain why that is awesome. friday is my day off, but kimb has to go to work. last friday i woke up and made coffee and oatmeal for kimb so she could be on her way and i could go back to sleep, but because the weather was crazy most of the roads were covered in ice, kimb got to stay home. when she received that phone call, i immediately stopped caring about the oatmeal and coffee and we went back to bed. it is not everyday that we both get to sleep in so i was extremely excited. later in the day when we got up, we lit a fire in the fireplace and relaxed on the couch most of the day because there was a House marathon on.
we had planned that evening to have the usual friends over to go to grimaldi’s pizza but because of the frozen roads we postponed the festivities until saturday night. i cannot tell you how glad i am to have a good core group of friends. there is never a dull time with them.
sunday morning, our pastor talked about giving thanks to god for everything. i love our new pastor here at the church and think that he is an excellent fit for our church, but the thing i enjoy the most is how often he encourages us as a staff and us as a church to stop and give thanks. so i have made it a point simply to stop more often and give thanks. doing this constantly reminds me of the sovereignty of God. every breath i have is because he decides to give it to me. every word i speak is because he decides to let me speak. every thing i have, i have because he has so graciously given it.
im convinced that if we all start to think this way more, we will be better off.