In a way it seems like January just started not that long ago. Does it seem that way for you, too? On the other hand, a lot happened this month, and I’m thankful I survived another January, another snow storm, another ice storm, another gray sky. I’m thanking God that I survived another freezing cold… Read More Day 104 – Thankful God brought me through another January
A couple of years ago a friend of mine gave me my first luxuriously microplush blanket. I loved it! It was so soft. Something about it made it not only soft, but also very warm. That didn’t work so well for summer time, but it’s wonderful for cold weather! When my cousin from France visited… Read More Day 103 – Thankful for Microplush clothes and blankets
Monday was my daughter’s first appointment with the pain clinic. Just as we had done a few months ago before her appointment with the geneticist, we prayed and asked the Lord to give us a smooth and safe trip and to give the doctor’s wisdom, and He answered our prayers! Our trip went well! There… Read More Day 102 – Thankful for the Pain clinic
Sunday evening I took my youngest daughter to youth group. Instead of going home, I went to my older son’s house. He and his wife just got a new puppy. She is so cute! She is part husky and part Pomeranian. I couldn’t believe how soft her fur was, almost like a Persian cat! She… Read More Day 101 – Thankful for the new puppy!
Wednesday evening one of my prayer buddies invited me and my family over to her house for dinner. We gladly accepted! Saturday evening we went and spent a very pleasant time with her and her son! She is an excellent cook, which I would never would have known any other way. When we pray together… Read More Day 100 – Thankful for hospitality and fellowship
There are over 7 billion people on this planet. I don’t know how many of them are worshipers of the God of the Bible, but if we were to take a survey of those who claim to worship the LORD, we would get a wide range of responses to the question, “What is worship?” Each… Read More Day 99 – Thankful for worship
In June 2018 God blessed me with a new car. I really liked the old car; it fit like a glove, and I was comfortable with it. I wrote about that Here! The tire maintenance light came on longer ago than I’d like to admit, and I put off taking the car in to the… Read More Day 98 – Thankful for new tires and second chances!
Yesterday morning I needed to go out to take care of some business at the auto repair shop. We had had freezing rain overnight, and the temperature was still about 32° F / 0° C. I took one step onto the back porch and realized that it was slippery! Go figure! 😁 I remembered the… Read More Day 97 – Thankful for Yaktrax™ (photos)
I think that in the past, January is the month where I have just trudged through the month. Christmas is over, and spring is at least 2 months away. So, this looking for something to be thankful for in January has me reaching a little farther, beyond my normal, beyond my negative feelings about coldness,… Read More Day 96 – Thankful for wind chimes and for the Spirit wind ringing out His love
If you’re one of those people who just hates it when someone says, “At least it’s not worse,” I apologize. But in my own life, there are days where I’m struggling, and the thankfulness airplane just can’t seem to make it off the ground. That’s when I resort to this saying for myself. Last night… Read More Day 95 – Thankful things aren’t worse than they are
Life is not perfect on this Earth. In fact my life has had plenty of difficulties. I’ve had sicknesses but was healed each time, chronic illness which doesn’t go away, pain, heartache, depression, anxiety, chronic fatigue, and more. There were certainly times during all of that where I was not so thankful to be alive.… Read More Day 94 – Thankful to be alive
“Open my eyes so I can truly see the marvelous things in your law.” Psalm 119:18 NET Toward the beginning of this Thankfulness journey in October 2019, I wrote a very short post on being thankful I can see. You can read that here. The thing is, that after many years of excellent eyesight, I… Read More Day 93 – Thankful for glasses and for God giving us spiritual “sight”
Yesterday morning I went to the Dollar Store. It was a different one than I usually go to, but it was convenient in relation to where I was at the time. I had several things on my list that were available at that store, so I got a cart. The problem was that whoever was… Read More Day 92 – Thankful God helps with decluttering of heart and home
A few days ago after I taught my little Spanish class, I decided to go for a walk at the park instead of going home. The temperature was warm enough that I only wore a quilted vest instead of a coat! Today we are supposed to get ice, so I’m happy to have been able… Read More Day 91 – Thankful for warm walks in the park (photos)
Yesterday my husband and I took our son to the airport for his flight back to university. He did well in his first semester, and we very much enjoyed having him home. But now it’s time for him to get back to his studies. I admit to standing there watching intently every last glimpse of… Read More Day 90-Thankful for our son’s safe arrival and for long-distance communication/prayer
Have you ever noticed how much harder it is to see to drive at night when it is raining or snowing? Any lights that are a little too bright hit the moisture and spread out. When I took driver’s education, a long time ago, we learned that you are supposed to dim your bright lights… Read More Day 89 – Thankful for those who show God’s light lovingly
Do you ever get discouraged because it seems like you are not important? Truth be told, most people probably feel that way at some time in their life. I’ve been there, too, and still hear that little lying “voice” in the back of my mind once in a while. When I came back from France… Read More Day 88 Thankful for the value and importance of one
When my granddaughter was here last weekend, we played hide and seek. She is 5 and little. I’m, um, not 5 and big. 😁 My daughter-in-love was helping her hide, but with all my years of experience, I still managed to find her every time. At one point I hid by the side of my… Read More Day 87 – Lessons from Hide and seek – God wants us to find Him!!
I like to drink tea. Over the years I’ve had several favorites. My loved ones know how much I love tea and sometimes will gift me with specialty varieties or with several boxes of new varieties that they think I might like. At present, I have about 15 different types of tea in my cabinet,… Read More Day 86 – Thankful for lessons from tea and that God gives strength to try again
Yesterday I used these verses from Isaiah 61 to speak of God’s favor and delight for us. But there is more to the story! “The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me, because the Lord has anointed me to bring good news to the poor; he has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted,… Read More Day 85 – Thankful for joy!
Years after being raised in a religious atmosphere, which is not the same as a godly atmosphere, I finally learned that, as God’s child, He delights in me! And here all that time I had been subconsciously thinking that somehow I had to continue to work for His approval. I knew I was saved by… Read More Day 84 – Thankful for God’s favor, delight, and good will toward us
This evening my husband and youngest son decided to play Minecraft together, so I asked my daughter if she wanted to watch a movie. We didn’t want to watch one that we’ve already seen, so I looked at the selection to rent at Redbox. It’s really hard to find movies that don’t somehow make me… Read More Day 83 – Thankful for wholesome movies to watch with children
A few days ago one of my older daughters brought her daughter over for two nights of “sleepovers”. My granddaughter is 5 years old and still requires LOTS of attention, but she loves to laugh and is fun to be around! A couple of times this weekend, we both had each other almost doubled over… Read More Day 82 – Thankful that my children and grandchildren make me laugh
I don’t like it any better than the next person that danger exists in this world. But if it has to exist, I sure am glad that there are ways of being warned. Danger can come from various sources and harm us in more or less visible ways. Sometimes we get very visible warnings, like… Read More Day 81 – Thankful for red flags
I remember when I was so non tech savvy that my daughter had to sign me up for Facebook!! I didn’t know how to text, and I never thought I would have a smart phone! Who would have thought that I would start a blog?! I still remember the look on my older son’s face… Read More Day 80 – Thankful for tech communication