Thursday, December 3, 2009

Still feeling thankful

Yikes. I've done a much better job about posting lately but the comments aren't reflecting readership. Is it A) because the reader ship is sinking? B) because the readership is shy about commenting? or C) because my posts are too lame to be comment-worthy?

A whole week after I wrote my Thanksgiving thankfulness post, I've thought of a bevy of other things to be thankful for, so since this is my blog and I can't sleep I decided to continue. Here goes...

I am also thankful for:
  • my apartment. I could easily describe this apartment as a dream come true. It sounds like I'm making this up, but not a week goes by that at some point as I'm flicking off a light switch or closing the windows for the night I don't think "I LOVE MY HOUSE." It's true. I dreamed for 1.5 years of living in a place big enough to host church gatherings (like the one pictured below) and church sleepovers and have a kitchen big and efficient enough to actually enjoy cooking in it. God provided all of those things, and I feel BLESSED.
(Lacy, you might be interested to see the blackout curtains, the new couches, and the painting on the wall, the only real additions since you left. Everyone else, there were 27 people in my living room that night. And only two fans. This is a group REALLLLY committed to praising God.)
Well, that about sums it up...for tonight, anyway. I'm getting sleepy. Happy Carnatal everyone! (10 points to you if you remember what Carnatal is. It starts tomorrow, which means the church retreat starts tomorrow as well.)


TJ said...

Hi there,

just to give you some encouragement. I stumbled across your blog a few months back and enjoy it so much I have it on my igoogle page. Love the pictures love the content!

Have been looking at Brazil for sometime with the ultimate goal of moving there permenantly to do mission work!

So to add to your Thaankful post: I'm thankful for your blogs ....
- They keep me motivated to work towards missionary work there.
- They help me to understand the Brazilian culture in preparation
- Gives points to pray for and a burden for the Brazilian people.
- Confirms my belief that the area of Brazil that God wants me in is the North East.

Keep up the great work!

Tim (N. Ireland, UK)

Lezlie said...

It seems like your life in Brazil is wonderful and very blessed! Just wanted to let you know that I still love reading your blog! I just don't usually comment because I get behind on all of my blog reading, so sometimes I don't read posts until you have several newer ones. Also, Cris, I don't comment on many blogs because I put too much pressure on myself to write a witty reply or the perfect words of encouragement... so I just don't put anything! But know that I'm always reading!

Lacy Almeda Hefley said...

I saw that picture of everyone gathered in your apt, and I got one of those estou-com-tantas-saudades-i-wish-was-there feelings and almost shed a few tears. Seriously. Tears. All you have to do is put up a picture and the waterworks (almost) begin. Not much else does that. Have fun being pshycological with that.