A Thanksgiving to Remember

It started with getting ready for loved ones to gather while we made our last-minute grocery run. The kitchen was full of different aromas from the food prepared that we chowed down on.  As we reflected on the year, we remembered all those who are no longer with us. We remembered all the good and not so good things, and through all of it we still gave thanks. At the table we heard the stories of what we are thankful for. This is the time of year to pour out our hearts and give of ourselves love, peace and joy.

What season is it for you?

Seasons, Four Seasons, Tree, Nature, Autumn, SpringTo everything there is a season,
A time for every purpose under heaven:

A time to be born,
    And a time to die;
A time to plant,
    And a time to pluck what is planted;
A time to kill,
    And a time to heal;
A time to break down,
    And a time to build up;
A time to weep,
    And a time to laugh;
A time to mourn,
    And a time to dance;
A time to cast away stones,
    And a time to gather stones;
A time to embrace,
    And a time to refrain from embracing;
A time to gain,
    And a time to lose;
A time to keep,
    And a time to throw away;
A time to tear,
    And a time to sew;
A time to keep silence,
    And a time to speak;
A time to love,
    And a time to hate;
A time of war,
    And a time of peace.

Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 KJV

I am glad this was given to me, especially when I have so many questions for God. Faced with the challenges of life brings you to your knees. I see myself praying or just calling on His name, because I am desperately waiting. In other times, I wonder if I am doing something wrong. In these times, I have to find my way to Him. It is not easy all the time, but I am thankful for not staying in the uneasiness.

In the seasons of life when we’re up it’s all good, but Lord knows when we’re down it feels like, “what is going on?” I remember continually praying for something and not hearing anything back. On the other hand, I keep having the word patience come to mind.  This season I am in now is not the end of all for me. I know that God has more for me, just like He has more for you. Wait on Him, because He is the only one who knows what you need and when you need it. Continue to pray until something happens, and trust and believe He will see you through. Just remember He has His hands on you, and this too shall pass.

-LaShondra Glover

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The big game.

On Saturday I watched the anticipated LSU vs Alabama game. This game so competitive that it had me at the edge of my seat. These two teams played their hearts out to prove they were the best. Even though it was a nerve wrecking game, there was a lot of emotion on the field, and it was not a championship game. We all have dreams and goals, and when things don’t work out how we planned, whose to blame?

Going back to the football game, there was a lot of emotions on and off the field. However, when it comes down to the last few minutes of the play, it shows the tenacity and perseverance to withstand the game. You have had the crowd cheering you on, and then you focus your attention on what’s going wrong. During the game you lost your momentum and try to keep going, but you worry how to get your head back in the game. So what is next?  The time is dwindling down, and you have to make a play. You tell yourself, “either go big or go home”. Focusing on the next play, you realize this is it, and I have to make this one for the team. Nevertheless, your plan did not make it. Whose to blame?

Looking around you see the other team and their fans celebrating their victory, and you can’t because you feel that you have let yourself and your team down. Replaying the game in your mind makes you think of all that went wrong. It makes you look elsewhere when you focus on the problem of not winning this game. Thankfully, there is another day to get up and work harder on your game and be ready for the next one.