Heart of the Matter's Friday Meme is all about thankfulness. It's only fitting since it's almost Thanksgiving. When I look around me, I see much to be thankful for, but most of all, I'm thankful for the transformation within me. I am so grateful God grabbed me by the shoulders and gave me a good shake. I'm thankful for conviction. I'm thankful for unconditional love. I'm THANKFUL for Jesus.
A few days ago, we were discussing conviction- and how it's not something to be afraid of, but rather, it's something to welcome. Conviction is gentle guiding, God's hand tapping us, a whisper of correction.
While sometimes I resist some heart-pricking, eventually I come around and praise God for giving me direction. It's always for the better!
Angela also wanted to know what our best Thanksgiving dish is. Well, I don't know it this is the best, but it certainly the easiest. I love sweet potatoes (yams), especially when they are doctored up like a dessert. I admit, this isn't very "homemade", but it's quick and easy (especially when you're busy focusing on a huge turkey and a dozen other dishes). One large can of mashed yams, sprinkled with cinnamon and doused with brown sugar and mixed together in a pyrex dish, then microwaved. Then you top it with marshmellows and bake at 375 degrees for a few minutes (until marshmellows are slightly browned). Of course, you could microwave it a one minute more (with marshmellows on top)... and it'll still be just as good, but not as pretty.
Btw, do you like my new layout? It took a lot of time and effort, so I hope it's not too confusing or messy!