“The eye is the lamp of your body. When your eye is clear [spiritually perceptive, focused on God], your whole body also is full of light [benefiting from God’s precepts]. But when it is bad [spiritually blind], your body also is full of darkness [devoid of God’s word]” (Luke 11:34, AMP). Yesterday morning, Ester was… Read More A Lesson from an Ant
A few nights ago I went outside with my husband and watched the Leonid meteor showers. We enjoyed watching together for a while and saw a few meteors. Then my husband went inside and I reclined on the swing, all wrapped up in my king-size Microplush blanket that I got on end-of-season clearance a few… Read More Day 244- Thankful for meteor showers and the joys of finding God
Have you ever noticed that you can’t have a torch of Darkness? Torches are always light. The closest thing I can think of to a torch of darkness is a very dim flashlight or putting your phone on 0% light; you can see it in a dark room but if you walk outside into the… Read More Day 228- Thankful that Light overcomes darkness
A couple of weeks ago, I made a turn from my street, and went over a railroad track, totally driving on routine. I looked in my rear-view mirror right after that and noticed that the railroad arms started coming down. If I had not looked in my rear-view mirror, I would not have noticed that… Read More Day 223- Thankful that God is still doing good in the world
Does it ever seem that things are moving around you at a dizzying rate and you can’t even get your bearings? Do you feel you’re enveloped in darkness, and you don’t even know where God is, so how could you focus on Him or find Him? Whatever we wish to attain, we must aim for… Read More Day 213- Thankful that God sees us and wants us to find Him
A few of days ago thunder storms were predicted for our area. The morning storms did not materialize, and all was still hot and dry for the next few hours, even after newer predictions for severe thunderstorms were made available. I stood under the overhang just outside the back door as the thunder got closer… Read More Day 207- (Photos & video) Thankful for protection from and blessings of the storm
I wonder whether dogs have any perception of time. Our dog, Lilly, is afraid of thunder. A couple of nights ago when it started to thunder, she started the nervousness, as always. I slept through whatever thunder there was during the night, and when I got up, she was curled up at my husband’s feet… Read More Day 202- Thankful we can praise God in the storm
A few days ago I went with my family to a large lake to go “fishing”. We didn’t catch any fish, but I caught some beautiful memories via photography. Aren’t the blue sky and clouds beautiful, both in reality and in the reflection? The interesting thing about these reflections is that there can be a… Read More Day 191- Thankful for Beautiful Reflections (photos & video)
Hebrews 12:2 “Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.” I don’t know about you, but I sure needed to read this verse right… Read More Day 161- Thankful for clear focus on Jesus
Today my husband went with me to the rental car place and made sure that I was all set before leaving for work. I so appreciate him helping me with such things! I drove the rental home and picked up my daughter and our stuff for our trip to go pick up my youngest son… Read More Day 143- Thankful God is still on His throne!
The last few days some changes have come into my life. Sunday night I fell at the skating rink, and Monday morning I went to urgent care, got x-rays, and was splinted for a possible hidden fracture of the elbow. Then yesterday, I followed up with a doctor on my doctor’s team, and she allowed… Read More Day 115 – Thankful God remains the same even when…
Today was one of those days where a lot of random things happened. For example, the bad news is that my ID expired. The good news is that I was able to get it renewed. The bad news is the medical office called while I was in the middle of the grocery store. The good… Read More Day 112 – Thankful for focus and light
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!
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
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
Yesterday I put on an old Praise CD and started doing stretches. A few bars of familiar melody started playing followed by beautiful harmony. Next, the drums were added in, beating out the rhythm. It was so beautiful as the music built and swelled! I know everyone has their own preferences when it comes to… Read More Day 34 – Thankful for Music
It’s good to be reminded to love and appreciate our dear ones while we have them with us because we never know what a day may bring. I have experienced a lot of separations. Have you? I chose to go overseas for a few years when I was younger. It was a good experience, but… Read More Day 31 – Thankful for my loved ones
I love beauty, don’t you? I’m so glad God gave us beauty! When I try to imagine a world with no beauty, I actually have certain images that flit across my mind’s eye. The first is the outdoors in the dead of winter, mid-January, Christmas decorations all taken down, and no snow on the ground.… Read More Day 29 – Thankful for beauty
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?
Thank you, Lord, that You are such a Good God! Thank You that You love us so much, even though we mess up so often and fall back into the same ole mud holes of sin. You are so good to pick us up again when we cry out to You and to wash us… Read More Worship with me #61
What is your focus when you look at this photo? The murky-looking waters? The gray clouds? The darkness of the tree line? The fence? Or are your eyes drawn first and foremost to the light and the colors, which are produced because of the reflection of the light off the clouds? In life, also, we… Read More It’s a Choice to Rejoice!
You’re driving your car and approach the traffic light, which is red. You’re still slowing down, coming to a stop, and the guy behind you blows his horn. Irritated, you look back up at the light and realize that it’s turned green. You need to make an immediate adjustment. You realize that you took your… Read More Keep Your Eyes on the Lord
Hello! Welcome to Worship with me! For those of you who are fairly new to the blog, I’ve been doing these worship posts fairly regularly for over a year. I find that focusing on positive aspects of God, His relationship with His children, and things I have to be thankful for help pull my mind… Read More Worship with me #55
So, today is the celebration of Christ’s resurrection! Happy Resurrection Day aka Happy Easter! A week or so ago, I realized that I still have a certain prominent Christmas decoration out. Don’t judge. It happens. I walk by it every day and don’t even notice that it’s there anymore. When I noticed, I was thinking… Read More A Life Worth Living
Balance. What does that mean to you? You might think of a gymnast doing her routine on the balance beam or maybe a skate boarder or surfer. But what about the routine of everyday life? Think of a pencil balancing on the end of your finger. A little too far to the right or to… Read More Serving God “in truth”