Sorry I have not posted a lot on my blogs lately. It seems like the days go by quick here. It is hard to believe I have already been over here for 7 weeks and that I only have 6 weeks lefts until I come home for Christmas (but who is counting right?).
Thanksgiving is just around the corner and then before you know it Christmas will be coming up. I love this time of year when the leaves are changing, the weather is getting colder, and festive Holiday spirit is in the air. I am thankful for the many blessings the Lord has given me and I am thankful for Him sending Jesus down on this earth, to pay our debt!
I do miss my family and friends at home, but God supplies and gives me all that I need every day. He is truly more than enough.
Today I slept in until around 10:00 a.m., because I did not go to bed until around 4 a.m. I went to the grocery store, made some homemade trail mix (picture below), read some, took a nap, and then had night practice.
Tomorrow we only have one practice in the evening. We will be playing Gorzow on Saturday here in Polkowice. It will be a good game for us.
"National Independence Day is the most important Polish national holiday. On November 11, 1918, after 123 years of captivity, Poland regained its independence.
After years of partitions done by Austria, Prussia and Russia between 1772 and 1795, national uprisings (November Uprising of 1830 and January Uprising of 1863), struggles and efforts in various fields, Poles, owing to their steadfastness, patriotism and heroism, managed to regain their freedom. Józef Piłsudski, “First Marshal of Poland”, played an enormous role in Poland’s recovery of sovereignty.
The date of 11 November was announced a national holiday in 1937. Since 1939 to 1989, celebration of the holiday was forbidden. After the collapse of communist government, the holiday gained particular significance and it is now a red letter day.
Major celebrations, attended by Polish State authorities, are held in Warsaw at Piłsudski Square. Sharply at noon, a ceremonious change of guards takes place before the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.
Patriotic gatherings and parades are held all over Poland. Churches celebrate masses with the intentions of the Homeland. Since 1989 every year several thousands of volunteers have taken part in the Race of Independence to commemorate the day."
Verse of the Day:
For I will pour water on the thirsty land, and streams on the dry ground; I will pour out my Spirit on your offspring, and my blessing on your descendants.— Isaiah 44:3 (NIV)
In a barren spiritual wasteland, God's Holy Spirit pours out his blessing, brings times of refreshment, and replenishes our thirsty hearts.
My Utmost For His Highest:
As long as you maintain your own personal interests and ambitions, you cannot be completely aligned or identified with God’s interests. This can only be accomplished by giving up all of your personal plans once and for all, and by allowing God to take you directly into His purpose for the world. Your understanding of your ways must also be surrendered, because they are now the ways of the Lord.
1 Samuel 12:24
But be sure to fear the LORD and serve him faithfully with all your heart; consider what great things he has done for you.
*We need to align our thoughts and actions with the Lord!!
CHECK out the video below of a great song! "We Are" by Kari Jobe