Day 239- Thankful for a bunch of things in spite of difficulties

This has been a rough week for me. And yet, as always, God has sent so many blessings. Every October for close to three decades I’ve experienced at least a day or two of depression. This year I’ve already had a few brief  run-ins with it, and we’re only halfway through the month. I apologize… Read More Day 239- Thankful for a bunch of things in spite of difficulties

Day 171- (Update with photos) Thankful even when health is challenged

Hi! I hope you are all well! What have you all been doing to keep busy these days? I thought I’d give just a quick update from my end in case you were wondering. Friday, Apr. 17, mix-up on my daughter’s meds; wrong quantity. Called doctor’s office and left a message. Saturday, the 18th, plowed… Read More Day 171- (Update with photos) Thankful even when health is challenged

Day 154- Thankful for family and helpful teleworkers

Today I’m having a tired day. I slept in till 9:30, had a little breakfast, administered a physical science test to my daughter, then took pictures of the test and texted them to the school for grading. Later, I quizzed her in another subject. I also spoke with the teleworking, appointment-making person (obviously not her… Read More Day 154- Thankful for family and helpful teleworkers

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 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 127 – Thankful for stories with a lesson

My youngest daughter loves stories and drama and fun. She is a great storyteller, and and she loves to listen to stories told by other great storytellers. These photos are screen shots of a video I took of her performing her illustrated storytelling in Chapel on Wednesday. She likes to do imitations of other accents… Read More Day 127 – Thankful for stories with a lesson