Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Things I'm Thankful For

Quick note to go with the last post- I would like to expound but it would take to long in writing.

I am thankful for:

Stephen - he is so amazing
Mom and Dad
Sarah, Kristen and my brother in law, Nick - and the baby that's coming!
Jennifer, and my other really great friends
my nice house
car that actually drives :-)
my church
what health I have
college group- there are other young people that actually love God and are willing to serve Him
being able to sing and play the guitar
people that are wiser than me that speak wisdom, knowledge and understanding into me
being able to hear God when he speaks

the lamp by my bed that I read by
my favorite blanket
4 pillows!!
Hagen Daas chocolate ice cream! - it has no wheat in it!!
Reese's peanut butter cups
Coke, pepsi, Dr. pepper, and sweet tea
I DON'T have a head ache right now!
the cold weather
paved roads ;-)

Natalie Y Hill

Thanksgiving plans

Tomorrow I am going with my family to see my mom's sister and her family! Nick and Kristen are going with us! And Stephen is going too! We will be leaving tomorrow morning around 8:30am and heading to Houston. We will spend the day there and then head back that afternoon. Then me and Stephen are going to spend time with his mom's family that night!! It will be a full day but it will be fun! And there will be plenty of good food!! My Aunt is a great cook! (isn't that what thanksgiving is about?? I think, NOT!!! )
I think it is really sad that I never think of being thankful until the day that I am [supposed] to be thankful...Or the week of. But I have to admit that I have failed in being thankful the rest of the time. I get so distracted by the things that are not working the way I want them to, and in doing so I become ungrateful and complain! I don't understand why God puts up with me!?? (Grace, grace, God's grace!)

I hope you guys have a wonderful thanksgiving!!

Natalie Y Hill

Monday, November 13, 2006

Things To Come

I wonder sometimes what God will have me doing in the future. O.K. I think about it all the time! There are things that I would love to do!

I have thought for a long time that God would eventually ask me to go to some country and live there! But that confused me. I have never had a desire to live somewhere else. BUT, I did have a very strong desire to travel and see different people and share the gospel! But not to one people group!
I want to go everywhere! I don't know what that will mean or what God will have me doing!
I'm getting impatient. Because when I look ahead at what I think I need to do to get ready for that it can be overwhelming! I'm just ready for things to get going!! ha ha!
I'm trying to focus on the now....but that's really hard to do when I'm wanting the later so bad! :-)

*Pictures from Costa Rica

Natalie Y Hill

Saturday, November 04, 2006

I know, I know!

It's not even Thanksgiving yet.......but I am ready for Christmas! If you have a problem with that....I DON'T CARE!!
I love the decorations, and the lights and the music! I love the cold weather that we never have!!
Gathering around a bonfire with your friends!! That's awesome!!

"yeah, merry Christmas."

<--- Does this freak ya'll out!?! It does me!!

Natalie Y Hill

Thursday, November 02, 2006

Just a Thought

I have a question. Would God call you to a job that you did not find any joy in? I don't mean that you necessarily have to love the work.......but to find no joy, no fulfilment?? " For the JOY set before him, he endured the cross..." Christ's suffering was a horrible thing. He did not enjoy it....that goes with out saying. But there had to be fulfillment in knowing that the Father was pleased with Him, and that he was doing what God had asked of him! He was obedient!

Just a thought.

Natalie Y Hill