Wednesday, November 19, 2008

I'm thankful for...

I'm thankful for...
Thanksgiving is right around the corner, 8 days away! So today for chapel, we had our annual Thanksgiving chapel. We sing, and then start with the Seniors and Juniors, they share what they are thankful for, and then sing, and the Freshmen and Sophomores, and so on... To hear all that people are thankful for is fun to listen to. I listened to my friend say she is thankful for the Bible, I said I was thankful for prayer, a teacher said she was thankful for all of the students, and many more! So on went my day, and then I went to health class. It was about being thankful. We wrote on a piece of paper all we were thankful for, now obviously, we didn't write everything down, but I had a long list. Here are a few things I wrote down:
*My dad
*trials- trials make us who we are. they make us stronger than we were, that is, if we are facing them with Christ on our side.
* Prayer
...and I listed A LOT MORE!

I have more than one Bible, and I take for granted that I have that. Most people don't have even one, and here I am with much more. I always have what I NEED. Need is a very strong word if you really think about it, we don't need much, do we? God is ALL we need.

It was cold again today. But it is November! (= Thanksgiving is coming so soon! It's crazy. Most of my family is coming in for the holiday, and it's crazy that one week from today, they will be here!! Or pretty close! I am so excited!

Well, I must get going. My best friend, whom I am living with, and my other best friend, and my older brother and I are going to watch a movie, or something tonight...! She will probably be here in a little bit, and I have things to do....


  1. Hey Ali Thank you for taking over for your dad in blogging, I check the blog every day to see how y'all are doing. I pray for you and your family each and every day.

    Much Love and Prayers,
    ♥ Mandie Schreck ♥

  2. This might seem like a weird comment but I want to send it any way. I was quickly moving the scroll button on my computer while on your blog site. I thought for sure I saw the word "vapor" which made me think of the song "Grave Robber" by Petra (Christian band from my youth). I went and looked up the song and then came back to your blog. I scrolled up and down and don't see the word "vapor". Maybe it is there and I am just missing it. Or, maybe God wanted me to be reminded of the song so I could send it to you.

    Here are lyrics. You can also go to Youtube and hear the song.

    Grave Robber lyrics

    Hebrews 9:27, John 4:14, I Peter 1:24, Romans 8:11,

    I Corinthians 15:26, 51-55, Revelation 7:17

    Words & Music by Bob Hartman

    There's a step that we all have to take alone

    An appointment we have with the great unknown

    Like a vapor this life is just waiting to pass

    Like the flowers that fade like the withering grass

    But life seems so long and death so complete

    And the grave an impossible portion to cheat

    But there's One who has been there and still lived to tell

    There is One who has been through both heaven and hell

    And the Grave will come up empty handed that day

    Jesus will come and steal us away

    Where is the sting tell me where is the bite

    When the grave robber comes like a thief in the night

    Where is the victory where is the prize

    When the grave robber comes

    And death finally dies

    Many still mourn and many still weep

    For those that they love who have fallen asleep

    But we have this hope though our hearts may still ache

    Just one shout from above and they all will awake

    (And) in the reunion of joy we will see

    Death will be swallowed in sweet victory

    When the last enemy is gone from the dust will come a song

    Those asleep will be awakened - not a one will be forsakened

    He shall wipe away our tears - He will steal away our fears

    There will be no sad tomorrow - there will be no pain or sorrow

    You are a brave and amazing young woman. Your parents must be so proud of you.

    AKA - Brown Eyed Girl
    I am one of your blog "followers" but can't seem to figure out how to set my comments any other way then anonymous.