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Thirty Days of Thankful… Part 2

Day 6: I’m incredibly thankful for this period of time where while my husband & I are searching and waiting for jobs to come we get to spend 24 hours a day with each other! It’s such a good way to get to know each other even more within this first month of marriage. It’s a very unique season and I know that not every couple gets this so I’m thanking God for it and doing my best to not take it for granted.

Day 7: Today, I’m thankful for my health. I feel like I really take it for granted because I’ve never known what it’s like to lose it & I’m not sure how I would react if I lost it. So today, I’m really thankful for it.


Day 8: I’m so thankful for FaceTime! It’s such a wonderful gift! It’s kept me connected to family for the last two years of my life; during the time I spent in Virginia, the time I spent in Australia & now that I’m in Tennessee. It’s allowed me to watch my nephew, whom I love more than anything, grow up! It’s allowed me to hang out with my family on Sunday mornings at Starbucks. It’s allowed me to just catch up and talk about life with my older sister. It’s allowed me to keep my best friend. It’s allowed me to capture the most disturbing, yet hilarious screenshots of my younger sister.  l love it!




Day 9: Today I’m thankful for my camera and the ability to use it to capture different moments. Specifically, tonight. I was able to use it to help document a friend’s benefit concert to help raise money for his upcoming album. It is GOOD stuff. Good job, Jake! Excited for the things God is going to do with this album!


Day 10: I’m extremely thankful for our host family, Gary & Alura. They so generously opened up their home to Patrick & I so that we were able to come to Knoxville. They are the sweetest couple who genuinely love the Lord & people. They are such a great joy to be around!


What are you thankful for?? Please share. 🙂

♥Gianna Joy


Thirty Days of Thankfulness

Hello everyone! It’s been a few weeks since I’ve first posted because I’ve been pretty busy… To see why I’ve been so busy click on this link ☞hereBut, guess what…

NOVEMBER IS HERE & it’s already moving so quickly. Which means Thanksgiving is right around the corner! I’m even more excited than usual because this will be my FIRST THANKSGIVING AS A MARRIED WOMAN! Woo hoo!

Anyways to get into the spirit of Thanksgiving I’ve decided to join everyone in the world of Facebook and do a Thirty Days of Thanks, Thankfulness, Thanksgiving or what have you. I’m doing it on this blog because I want the freedom to be lengthy & sincere without having to think about how many likes I could get (let’s be honest). I want to be able to save every moment of thankfulness so I can come back to these posts on the days that I’m feeling less than grateful. I want to get creative & share pictures & moments that made me thankful. I’m also doing it on this blog because it just feels more intimate than Facebook or Instagram & these Days of Thankfulness are coming straight of the pages of my journal!


My plan is to share five days worth of thanks in each post but we’ll see what happens…

Day 1: I’m so thankful for my husband & the opportunity we have to serve our Creator together in worship. It is an extreme honor & privilege that neither one of us takes lightly. It was always one of the desires of my heart was that my future husband and I would be able to do music & worship together so to be living out this dream is way too exciting for me.


☝ Pat & I leading worship at Calvary Chapel’s U-Turn For Christ, Greenville, TN. 11/1/13

I tell him on pretty much a daily basis that there is NO ONE else I would rather be married to and I truly mean it. God has definitely brought us together and I’m seeing why more & more each day.

Day 2: I’m thankful for the Elder’s. I had prayed for friendships before Patrick & I made our way to Knoxville and God has totally blessed us with Ebo & Amy. We really love hanging out with them and their girls.

☝ A picture I took of them at a party on 11/2/13

☝ A picture I took of them at a party on 11/2/13 (how good looking is this family?!)

Day 3: I’m really thankful for Calvary Knoxville, I’m thankful God has brought Patrick & me here. It’s so awesome to be apart of a church that is healthy and full of people that are hungry for God’s word, that they show up to not be entertained but to be taught. I’m thankful that the teaching is done verse by verse so I get the full counsel of God’s word. I’m also thankful that though we’ve only been here a couple of weeks it already feels like home.

The church sign right off the highway.

The church sign right off the highway.

Day 4: I’m thankful for Tennessee autumns! I’ve truly not seen any season more beautiful anywhere. Pat & I kind of live in the mountains right now and it has been a stunningly, stellar season. The mountains have turned this fiery, fierce orange color that literally takes your breath away when you just stop and stare for a bit. No iPhone or camera could capture the beauty and do it justice.

This captures the joy that I too feel for fall!

This captures the joy that I too feel for fall!

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The giant oak trees I’m sitting under.

Greenville, TN.

Some body of water in Knoxville… Can’t remember the name. I just made Pat pull of the highway so we could go explore.

Day five: I’m thankful for God’s word. I’m thankful that it truly is a lamp to my feet & a light unto my path. I’m thankful that it is living & active and full of power. I’m thankful that it discerns my thoughts and intentions. Thankful that it brings change and correction.

Rainbow bible pages. ♥

Rainbow bible pages. ♥

Well, there are my first five days! What are you thankful for? Feel free to share in the comments below or give me a link to where you’re sharing!

♥Gianna Joy