Day 48 – Thankful for the benefits of physical and spiritual exercise

For years I did not see the purpose of weight lifting for myself. I did the weight machines for a short class in college, but it did not interest me enough to continue on. Then I started having pain that landed me in physical therapy, and I started to understand a bit more. Recently, my… Read More Day 48 – Thankful for the benefits of physical and spiritual exercise

Day 39 – Thankful for God’s Provision

These past few months we’ve had to tighten the proverbial belt because there have been so many unexpected expenses. Have you ever been there? We’ve had: Wisdom teeth extractions, Root canal & Crown, Necessary travel expenses, Urgent care visit, College expenses, And an ailing refrigerator that needs to be replaced but is being encouraged to… Read More Day 39 – Thankful for God’s Provision

Day 37 – Thankful that God’s mercy never ceases

“This I recall to my mind, therefore I have hope. The Lord’s lovingkindnesses indeed never cease, for His compassions never fail, They are new every morning. Great is Your faithfulness.” Lamentations 3:21-23 NASB I love these verses! It’s so comforting to meditate on how faithful our loving God is! His love never runs out! His… Read More Day 37 – Thankful that God’s mercy never ceases

Day 36 – Thankful for Snow Days, Heat, and Adventures

This past Sunday was a beautiful day with temperatures in the 60’s Fahrenheit. Monday, sleet began to tap, tap, tap on the air conditioning unit that is still in the kitchen window. Then an inch and a half of snow fell over the next few hours. The temperature dropped to 10 degrees Fahrenheit by Tuesday… Read More Day 36 – Thankful for Snow Days, Heat, and Adventures

Day 35 – Thankful that Jesus loves me even when others do or say unloving things

It’s been a good day, really! But you know how sometimes you can feel fine, but you have this little rock in your shoe that’s really bothering you, and you just have to stop asap and get it out? Sometimes that’s the way I feel about unkind things that people say. Maybe they’re not even… Read More Day 35 – Thankful that Jesus loves me even when others do or say unloving things

4 Steps to Quench Dry Spells and Enter Renewed Abiding — Heartful Faith

This has got to be the best explanation I’ve ever heard about what it means to abide in the Vine!  This author, Signora Sheila, lives in Italy where literally thousands of vineyards are cultivated!  Check out her post: If you’ve walked with Christ for any length of time you have probably experienced dry spells. You… Read More 4 Steps to Quench Dry Spells and Enter Renewed Abiding — Heartful Faith

Day 30 of 365 Days of Thanks – Thankful for faithful prayer partners

When I came home from an extended mission trip, life falling apart, I started feeling my need for support from other praying people.  Every time I would drive by the sign for a certain church that I had never visited before, something in my spirit would jump with hope.  So, I decided to check it… Read More Day 30 of 365 Days of Thanks – Thankful for faithful prayer partners