Tuesday I went to radiology and got a second x-ray. Wednesday morning I went to the doctor again and was told that my elbow is not broken and if it was dislocated it isn’t anymore! Praise the Lord! I was doing pretty well all day long with my pain level around 3 and 4. Then… Read More Day 122 -Thankful for good news and compassion
When I was little, I was not afraid of rejection. I suppose that is a testament to my parents instilling in me a confidence that I was loved. Even after I was picked last for something in second grade, I still did not fear rejection. Even after I was made fun of a couple of… Read More Day 109 – Thankful that God never rejects me
A few days ago, my new friend and I decided that we would go to the gym on Monday morning. So, Sunday night I set my alarm to get up in time to go meet my friend at the time that we had agreed upon. I dragged myself out of bed Monday morning, and I… Read More Day 108 – Thankful God is good, even when we have pain and difficulties
Halfway through January I started reading the book of 2 Kings. I found myself wanting to know more and checking cross references to help me understand better. This does wonders for understanding, but not for actually completing the prescribed reading! Saturday I found myself with plenty of time to just sit and catch up with… Read More Day 107 – Thankful that God forgives us of idolatry of self when we repent
Today I remembered that a half of a grapefruit in my fridge needed to be eaten. It had been sitting in the refrigerator for a while because the other half was so bitter and sour that I kind of dreaded eating it. I haven’t had such a bitter, sour grapefruit in a long time. I… Read More Day 106 – Thankful for sweetness
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
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
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!!
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!
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
On New Year’s Eve morning I dropped off my two teens at the theater to watch Frozen 2 with a couple of friends. When I got home, I set an alarm so I would go pick them up at the right time. When the alarm went off, I put on my coat, picked up my… Read More Day 79 – Thankful for the heroes in my life
If you read my post on Tuesday, you know that our region got enough snow for another snow day. Actually, the schools in our region had two snow days this week! Anyway, I love the snow! It is so beautiful, and each flake is an amazing work of art! But unfortunately, I’m not a fan… Read More Day 69 – Thankful for sunshine on a cold day and God’s love in hard times (photos)
Where I live, lots of leaves have fallen off the trees and covered the ground. Yesterday I swept and vacuumed the deck, including the runners, which had collected lots of dog hair and crumbled leaf debris. It looked so much better when it was all clean! Then, today I focused on raking a triangular section… Read More Day 43 – Thankful for finished work
Since I started blogging, I have read several times about living in the moment. It makes sense to surrender past hurts, regrets, and offenses to God because there is no way to go back for a do over. And it also makes sense not to worry about tomorrow but to leave it in God’s hands… Read More Day 41 – Thankful for Today
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
Perfectionism was pushed on me from early childhood. This gave me the idea that I had to constantly strive to perform perfectly to please God, and that each time I failed in that striving, I had displeased Him and made Him love me less. What a relief to learn that He knew before I was… Read More Day 13 – Thankful for Grace
“The problem that seems so big in relation to our smallness, seems so small in relation to His bigness!” Loved by the King of kings “Therefore I am well content with weaknesses, with insults, with distresses, with persecutions, with difficulties, for Christ’s sake; for when I am weak, then I am strong.” 2 Corinthians 12:10… Read More How Big is our biggest problem?
A new school year has started, and children and young people and teachers are settling in to their new routines. We took our son to his college and moved him into the dorms a couple of weeks ago. Now to pay the bill. In addition to the college bill, I had to have a root… Read More Where to focus?
Welcome to Worship with me! This past weekend I went to my high school reunion and saw people from my childhood that I haven’t seen in years! It made my heart happy! So today I want to give God some praise for that! Would you join me and add on your own praises in the… Read More Worship with me #62
Hi! Welcome to Scripture Prayers, #7 in this series! Do you ever have those times when you just don’t know what to pray? Scriptures are full of prayers and promises from God that He wants us to believe and claim! I’ll include the Scripture first, and then I’ll do the prayer second. Also, I’ll use… Read More Scripture Prayers #7