Weekend Wrap Up
Well hello November! I hope y'all had a wonderful weekend, especially the part that you got to "fall back" and turn your clocks back an hour. My weekend was so much fun. In case you missed it, the Wise's kicked it off early with a celebration on a rooftop celebrating family, & Veuve Clicquot. You can read about it here. Then on Saturday the gym that I work out at had a Halloween themed Skeleton Squat-a-ton event. I am still sore and walking around like a skeleton. The costumes were hilarious, and I love that everyone dresses up. Check that out here to see all the fun.
After the workout, I went to central market to pick up all the fixins for a lazy night in for Halloween. I made the most delicious spicy pumpkin soup, and Matt made gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches. While cooking, I watched some Halloween movies, and Matt caught up on college football. It was wonderful. Now that it is November, I am looking forward to the holiday's rolling in, cooler temps, wearing my go to fall uniforms, and spending time with friends and family. I used to be so completely overwhelmed by the sheer amount of things going on in this time of year, that I now force myself to search out ways to be conscious about the blessings that surround me on a moment by moment basis. I guess that it has actually been an ongoing process with me this year, but this November I am diving deep into it. How are you diving in deep to gratitude this month?
Yesterday evening as I was thinking and asking God about what HE wanted my gratefulness to look like, the above arrived swiftly in my insta feed. The insta caption read like this:
We know that God's grace is what compels us to shift His kingdom forward, but it’s also what compels us to put praise on our lips even when we don’t feel like it. When we apply the Good News to our lives in a moment-by-moment way, it literally changes our lives.
That’s what I want to lead women to do this month. I'd love for you to join me. Simply post using #getaftergrateful! Let's explore thankfulness in our own hearts and walk a little closer to Jesus in November.
Isn't that just simple, beautiful, and true? It especially struck a chord within my heart after attending services yesterday and hearing this message. So here is to November, and getting after grateful...even when we don't feel like it! Won't you join me?
special thanks to Rachael Kincaid and her challenge to us to #getaftergrateful you can follow her here.