Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!











Jesus. My family. My friends. My church. My job. My husband's job. A sense of purpose. My home. Even my dog. PG Tips. Dr. Pepper. KSBJ. Brooke Fraser. People who pray for my family. Health insurance. Freedom. Memory. The Holy Spirit living in me. Hope. Justice. The patience of God...and my husband. These are some things I'm thankful for.

This has not been an easy year. If Annabeth hadn't been born this year, I'd just as soon forget about 2009. But God has been so kind to us. I could spend every second of tomorrow thanking God for different things and never run out of things to say.

Tomorrow morning I'm going to bake a pumpkin crunch cake and head over to my mom's to help get lunch ready. At one o'clock we will sit elbow to elbow with our beloveds and the feast will begin. I'm really looking forward to some cornbread dressing, green bean casserole, and broccoli rice casserole. Did you hear my stomach? It just growled - no joke.

The highlight of my day will be getting to see my aunt and two cousins whom I haven't seen in almost two years. I'm so excited.

God is good. I love Him a lot.

32 comments:

Big Mama said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Amanda!

Kelly said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family! I'm thankful for your blog and reading about another Christian mom of a daughter going through similar highs and lows as I am! You help me feel normal and encourage me!

KR said...

Precious pictures!!! Wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving and wonderful time with the family. I'm thankful for your family and your dedication to keeping the blogs going. Pray for those of us dealing with raw poultry on our own!

Living day by day for Jesus said...

Enjoy...Praise the Lord for providing loved ones to celebrate and dine with!

Lauren Kelly said...

Amanda, I hope you and your family have a GREAT Thanksgiving!

Just wanted you to know that I am sooo thankful to have gotten to know more of you through the blog world.
Yet we're at two different seasons in life.. Me, I am 25 and single with no kids. But there's one thing that binds us, the love of Christ. I have loved getting to know you not only as Beth's daughter, but as a person who is just trying to walk this life with Christ just like the rest of us, and having to rely on him.. me maybe not in the area of being a wife or mother, but in other areas where we have to seek him!

So before this turns into a nov el, I'll say thank you and I love ya.. You don't know me, but I love ya! ;)

Happy Thanksgiving!

Nicole said...

Love your pictures of Jackson!! I especially like the one of him praying with his little eyes shut so hard. He is precious!

I pray your Thanksgiving is full of laughter (I am sure there will be some great stories from this Moore gathering), great food and the sweet presence of the Lord! So very thankful for you and LPM.

BLessings
Nicole

Lindsee said...

Happy Thanksgiving to your sweet clan! I am thankful for you and your fun blog. Your sweet spirit, servant heart and kindness is not only an example to this 20 something, but a huge encouragement to keep walking the walk even when it's hard. So, thank you! Love ya, girl!

Marc and Charity said...

Happy Thanksgiving to y'all! Jackson is so funny in that picture, trying to keep his eyes closed? Ha.

No turkey for me today, but I will drink a cuppa in your honor, PG Tips of course.

The Bargain Shopper Lady said...

This has been the year of goodbye for me and I am so ready to see a new year come in style! In light of the trials,
I will praise God's name in song and glorify him with thanksgiving.Psalm 69:30.
Happy Thanksgiving!

Rhonda said...

Happy Thanksgiving:)

Deidre said...

Great list, Amanda!
Happy Thanksgiving!

fuzzytop said...

Happy Thanksgiving Amanda! I hope your day is wonderful. I am truly thankful for you and the LPM Blog.

Love,
Adrienne

Marla Taviano said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Amanda! I love 2009, because I got to meet you and get to know you better. Thanks for being a blessing even when times are tough. Can't wait for January! Have an awesome day! Love you!

Fran said...

Have a wonderful day Amanda!! I'd throw 2009 in the trash with you, but then I stop and realize that I have so much to be thankful for. He provided for us HUGE and I've never walked closer with Him through all the difficulty.

Praying for your family and so thankful for all you do!

Hugs and blessings~
Fran

Cathy said...

Have a blessed Thanksgiving!

Nancy Mon said...

Happy Thanksgiving Amanda and Jones fam!

ThirtysomethingMom said...

Happy Thanksgiving!!!
May God bless your day together!

Mary H.

CAROL LIVIN FOR GOD said...

HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO YOU AND YOUR AMANDA I AM GLAD THAT I I KNOW YOU THRU THE BLOG LOVED THE PICTURES OF JACKSON PRAYING WITH EYES SO TIGHTLY CLOSED THAT WAS CUTE THERE IS ALOT I AM THANKFUL FOR THIS YR ALSO, MY MOM BEING ABLE TO STILL HAVE HER, A RELATIONSHIP WITH HER THAT GOD IS STILL WORKING ON AND FOR THE LORD CHANGING MY HEART AND MAKING IT MORE TENDER THIS YR. ALSO THANKFUL FOR OUR SWEET BIBBY AND THE WORK SHE DOES FOR US SEISTA'S AND FOR GIVING US HER TIME.
LOVE CAROL
ALBUQUERQUE NM
THANK YOU AMANDA AND MELISSA AND ALL LPM STAFF FOR LOVING US SEISTA'S

Tara G. said...

What sweet photos! Have a blessed day!!

Sarah said...

Great pics of Jackson...where were you? Love his outfit! :) Hope you've had/have a great Thanksgiving! :)

Heather said...

Happy Thanksgiving Amanda! We eat lunch at 1 too, and I so look forward to my grandmother's cornbread dressing every year! Hope you have a wonderful day with family!

Moose Mama said...

I am a faithful reader of your blog and so hearing that this was not a good year for you came as a surprise. I realize you don't tell us EVERYTHING, so I pray that the trials and hardships of 2009, are not only over, but served in showing you the sufficiency of Christ.

Blessings to you and your family, Amanda.

Melana

Corrie's Blog said...

Pumpkin crunch cake? I never stop making the pumpkin chocolate chip cookies that you told us about! They are a delicious hit! :) Happy Thanksgiving!

JayCee said...

We are grateful for you, your family, the LPM staff and your ministry! Keep up the God work!!

The B's said...

It must be a Texas thing. My Texas family eats that exact SAME thing each Thanksgiving and Christmas along with some other yummies! :) I LOVE broccoli and rice casserole. Should have made it for my husbands family this year.

Nicole said...

please post that recipe for pumpkin cruch cake! hope you had a great day!

valerie said...

Jackson is simply adorable! I know he makes you laugh often. Too cute!

I thought about you the whole time during the A&M football game last night and was cheering for them.
Being from Oklahoma I'm not a huge Texas fan. :) They played great! They should be proud!

Amanda, your family is such a blessing to me. I'm a preacher's kid and have been in church all my life. My dad is a wonderful teacher of the Word. His initials also just happen to be "B.M." :)
Several years ago I was given tickets to attend a LPM event in Stillwater, OK and to think that I almost didn't go because I was a little selfish about giving up a weekend makes me cringe. After I heard your mom there I began to do her Bible studies. Her teaching has meant so much to me.
I always loved God & knew He loved me, but I didn't ever have the relationship I now have with Him. She taught me to ask Him to delight me and to tell Him every single thing going on in my life. The Word has truly come alive. I now pray God's Word like I never did before. I know what it is like to be in the public eye, as my dad has always been a pastor and I know you all sacrifice a lot and I am thankful.

I'm praying for 2010 to be great year for you and your family.
I will see you in Houston in Jan.!!! & I'll see your mom in OKC next weekend! Yay!!!

Becca said...

Yes there is a lot of 2009 that I would throw out the window, but there are some great blessings in there too:) I am so looking forward to 2010- it's going to be a great year!!
Thanks so much for your post, they make me feel like I'm not the only one!!!

Shelly said...

Happy Thanksgiving girl! Hope y'all had some good laughs - the kind that makes your face hurt

katiegfromtennessee said...

Hey Little Momma!:)

Hope your Thanksgiving was super blessed! Ours was!:) I am thankful for my husband and baby girl who moves all the time now! and for Holy Spirit, yes!, and for my fam! and for my home church, friends, and LPM!! Ya'll are precious people:) I got to see my older sis and her husband, love them! All those foods you listed sounded really good. I think pumpkin anything is my favorite:) As long as pumpkin spice is involved, I'm there to eat it:) Love your pics too:):)

Blessings to you Little Momma!

katiegfromtennessee

Dionna said...

Love the macaroni necklace!~ Haven't seen those in ages - brought such a smile and warm feeling to my heart.

Kim said...

Will you please share the recipe for the pumpkin crunch cake? Thanks!