The joy of "magic" candles that continuously re-light. Danielle and I had fun trying to catch them unlight to put them in water.
January 7th was my birthday and I chose to celebrate it quietly and humble, giving thanks to The Father for giving me life. Days past I wasn't grateful, yet as time has gone on and I've learned who God is and that I'm here for Him and His greater plan, I've come to a humbly appreciate my place in it all. He is so loving and is always holding us in His palm. He knows EVERYTHING we do. He even knows I have a neighbor that has experienced a youthful life somewhat similiar to mine and neither of us knew until we decided to get together over dinner. My Father is so awesome, He knows what I need and just when to give it. He loves you too, and is just waiting for you to come to Him in prayer and share with Him your hurts and ask Him for the things your heart desires. Now, that doesn't mean we will get it...if it is His will we will get what we desire, but in His time. I've learned to tailor my desires to "if this will bring Him glory." If it doesn't, I don't want it either.
Hmm, started on my birthday and the Holy Spirit took over. I'm grateful to be a servant of the King.
So, for birthday supper we ate grilled Turkey burgers, sliced sweet potatoes - grilled (yum), and steamed broccoli, seasoned. And for desert - since I don't eat dairy, wheat or sugar..in anything, I made this wonderful Brownie mix using ground pecans and carob powder. My family enjoyed it as well with me, and even seconds (that tell's me it wasn't that terrible ;-) And of course what's always in my hand, a warm cup of tea.
I wasn't so fond of all the glow on the "cake", but it was heartwarming looking at all the years that I have celebrated and being grateful for the Father loving me through them all and all the choices I've made.
God's peace be with you today~