Our friend J, who is a Registered Nurse originally, has shifted her career to becoming an engineer while catering to his musical inclinations. You see, he is a music lover and he wants to stay at home as much as he can in order to mind his being an artist. He has just set up a musical home studio a year ago and the exciting focusrite saffire pro 24 is one of his properties.
I think when being an artist is your passion, you can’t live your life to the fullest by not doing what an artist should do. A actually wonder how J finished his degree in Nursing because ever since, I already suspected him to lean more on the arts of music than of taking care of sick people. And, not only is he an artist, he also is a travel junkie like me! In fact, he has just got home from his Florida vacation and for sure, during the long road trip, music was a part of the while driving.
I’m ending my Thanksgiving Series of post today with a gratitude to the church that I belong to. I was born as a Seventh-day Adventist and it’s one of the many things that I will be forever thankful for– to my parents who raised me as one, to the Adventist man God has blessed me to be my husband, and to my church family who lovingly embraced us as their own family by blood. Wherever we will go and live around the world, a church building with the name Seventh-day Adventist Church will be the place where we will be found every Sabbath, the seventh day of the week.
Here in Central Wisconsin, the church is in Sherman Avenue. Rain or shine, snow or sleet, as long as we are able and our vehicle is, too, we are in this place for worship and fellowship with our fellow believers.
I have friends in different church groups and I find it wonderful to be friends with them. You see, we all belong to different religions and sometimes, it becomes an issue when it comes to association and relationship with others, but for me, it is not an issue at all. I respect every church, faith, and religion that you consider your own and I try not to insist on others what my beliefs are but if you ask, sure, I am available for questions and if the queries are about doctrines and what nots, I assure you that my answers are not my own but they are from The Bible. I don’t convert people into becoming a bearer of my church’s name; conversion is the Holy Spirit’s job. I don’t judge people on what they do and don’t; judgement is God’s. I believe that no religion can save us; only Christ, our Savior. However, we are given the Holy Bible to study and study we should do to become acquainted with God’s laws and His love to us. When we study the Bible, we can find real joy and we can answer the most fundamental questions in life: “Who are we?”, What’s the purpose of our lives?”, and “Where are we going?”. We need not search anywhere else for answers to those questions. The Bible is clear enough to let us understand the meaning of our lives.
To belong to the church that I so love is priceless. To go to church every seventh day Sabbath is one of the things that we love to do because we can always experience God’s delightful blessings when we do what He said that we should do. Life is beautiful in itself when everything we need and want is already there. But, life is most beautiful when we can set aside one day of the week to rest and just enjoy the hours being in His presence. My daughter’s favorite day of the week is Saturday and today, I captured her doing what she loves to do at church every after lunch (we have potluck lunch at church every Sabbath): being on the piano:
As we leave November behind, my family is beyond grateful for God’s wonders in our lives. So much have happened– good and bad, in the past 11 months and we can only hope and pray that His provision will be ours still as we welcome the last month of the year. Travelholics we may be, but every seventh day of the week, our car is always parked at our church’s parking area while we enjoy beautiful get-together with our church family inside the sanctuary on most hours of the day.
I am beyond blessed to be a Sabbath-keeper and until Jesus comes again, I hope to keep my faith firm and anchored in Him only.
Thanksgiving Post #1: Better Health
Thanksgiving Post #2: Extra Resources
Thanksgiving Post #3: Seasons
Thanksgiving Post #4: Sisterly Love
Thanksgiving Post #5: Thanksgiving Day Specials
Thanksgiving Post #6: Bounty on my Table