Day 150- Thankful for medical workers, humorous moments :) , and order

Friday I found out that I have swimmers ear; who knew?  The doctor was a little puzzled (yes, I was actually seen in clinic!) because this is not the usual season for swimmers ear, and also, there was no apparent oozing that should accompany the condition.  But, if you’ve been following me for a while,… Read More Day 150- Thankful for medical workers, humorous moments 🙂 , and order

Day 149 – Thankful for God’s silent words in the Heavens

“The heavens are telling of the glory of God and their expanse is declaring the work of his hands. Day to day pours forth speech, and night to night reveals knowledge.” Psalm 19:1,2 NASB The heavens are telling us about God’s glory, are we listening? What might they be saying? And how can it say… Read More Day 149 – Thankful for God’s silent words in the Heavens

Day 147- Thankful that COVID-19 cannot separate us from God’s love (photos)

The adventure of the last few days was over Saturday morning as my husband and I returned the rental car safe and sound to its owners. The parking lot was crowded with lots more cars than at other times when we’ve returned a rental. The worker was very friendly! Before checking the mileage, she visibly… Read More Day 147- Thankful that COVID-19 cannot separate us from God’s love (photos)

Day 145- Thankful for God’s provision, protection, and peace

Thursday March 19th, 2020 dawned bright and beautiful. The little hotel room that my daughter and I stayed in across from the college was very nice and clean. We enjoyed our stay there, but we had to go pick up my son and all his stuff at the dorms, since COVID-19 prompted university shutdowns. We… Read More Day 145- Thankful for God’s provision, protection, and peace

Day 144- Thankful for a safe, peace-filled trip through the mountains

This morning my daughter and I checked out of our hotel and walked outside, greeted by a smell I haven’t smelled for a long time, freshly-mown grass with spring onion. We got a good start and made it through some preliminary foothills that are big enough in my book to be mountains. I called our… Read More Day 144- Thankful for a safe, peace-filled trip through the mountains

Day 142- Thankful for rest, clear thinking, and God’s help and reassurance

After all the stress of last week, it was bound to happen. Saturday I had no more get-up-and-go. Fortunately I didn’t have anything that had to be done. I rested all day and most of Sunday. Monday morning I was still tired. The Lord reminded me that it would be good if I would fast,… Read More Day 142- Thankful for rest, clear thinking, and God’s help and reassurance

Day 141- Thankful that God can bring new life into dead situations

Where I live, fields of corn, wheat, and soybeans are commonplace. Of course, all winter long the fields have consisted of dead stubble. It always seems kind of discouraging to me to look at those huge fields of deadness, week after week, month after month. But this morning as I drove by some of those… Read More Day 141- Thankful that God can bring new life into dead situations

Day 140- Thankful that deadlines are not God

This last week I spent a lot of time and effort helping my daughter meet deadlines for the upcoming Regional convention. There were some super anxiety-producing moments when technology did not cooperate and made meeting deadlines on time impossible. Thursday morning I got so anxious that I couldn’t think straight to talk on the phone… Read More Day 140- Thankful that deadlines are not God

Day 137- Thankful I can come to Jesus just as I am and don’t have to clean myself up first

Sunday morning in our church small group we studied The Prodigal Son. Even though I’ve heard the story so many times, I still discovered something new. 17“But when he came to himself, he said, ‘How many of my father’s hired servants have more than enough bread, but I perish here with hunger! 18I will arise… Read More Day 137- Thankful I can come to Jesus just as I am and don’t have to clean myself up first

Day 136- Thankful for running errands, working out, purple, umbrellas, and gluten-free French fries

This morning my daughter and I got up and ran a few errands. Then we went to the gym and worked out. The day’s mistiness turned into rain, so some of our errands had to be run using the umbrella. My daughter’s umbrella is purple; we both really like it, and we had fun walking… Read More Day 136- Thankful for running errands, working out, purple, umbrellas, and gluten-free French fries

Day 134 – Thankful for sowing and reaping in relationships

Sow with a view to righteousness [that righteousness, like seed, may germinate]; Reap in accordance with mercy and loving-kindness. Break up your uncultivated ground, For it is time to seek and search diligently for the Lord [and to long for His blessing] Until He comes to rain righteousness and His gift of salvation on you.… Read More Day 134 – Thankful for sowing and reaping in relationships

Day 130 – Thankful that someone cared enough to tell me the good news

“We were gentle among you, like a nursing mother caring for her children. We cared so deeply that we were delighted to share with you not only the gospel of God, but our own lives as well. That is how beloved you have become to us.” 1 Thessalonians 2 :7,8 By now most of you… Read More Day 130 – Thankful that someone cared enough to tell me the good news