Our sermon series at church this month is entitled "Paradigm". It has to do with thought shifts...changing how we think things should be and why. Today's paradigm had to do with going from a sense of "Entitlement to Gratitude"...in our natural man, the more we get, the more we expect, the more we feel entitled to...we become harder and harder to satisfy. It's like a child at Christmas that would have been completely happy with just one present but after opening present after present he loses focus on the gift and just starts searching for the next present.
God gives us what we need and desires to give us so much more, but when he gives us more we forget that our needs have been met and we begin to just want more for the sake of wanting more...because we believe that somehow we are now entitled to more.
Pastor gave us this food for thought...do you agree?
"As our enjoyment grows-our demand grows. As our demand grows-our entitlement grows. As our entitlement grows- our appreciation fades."
This one really got to me...It was a reminder to take stock of all of the needs God has met and how he has exceedingly blessed me above and beyond.
Speaking of blessings...I finished the recipe book and I pray it blesses the recipient as much as she has blessed me.
The cover...I love all the bows and doo-dads sticking out...it's kind of a hint of the good stuff to come.
and I love how fat it turned out...
A little peak at one of my favorite pages...I love the little heart postage stamp from TPC studio...