Day 160- Thankful for sacrifice, especially Christ’s Supreme Sacrifice

“He was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities, and the chastisement of our peace was upon him, and by his stripes we are healed.” Isaiah 53:5 This last month I’ve observed that with all the talk of COVID-19, the news of people dying from it, and the fears associated with that,… Read More Day 160- Thankful for sacrifice, especially Christ’s Supreme Sacrifice

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 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

Day 107 – Thankful that God forgives us of idolatry of self when we repent

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

Day 96 – Thankful for wind chimes and for the Spirit wind ringing out His love

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

Day 75 – Thankful for forgiveness and the strength to forgive

At this time of year, many of us become acutely aware of the lack of peace, especially in the family front. Sometimes it’s because of a broken family or a blended family or rejection by a parent. Sometimes it may be that mean family member that just can’t let a year go by without making… Read More Day 75 – Thankful for forgiveness and the strength to forgive

Day 67 – Thankful for a warm coat, boots, and a camera on my phone

Today was another snow day here; we started to get some freezing rain and sleet, but it changed back to snow pretty quickly. After a while I decided to go outside and get some photos because the falling snow was not showing up on the photos I tried to take through the windows. So, I… Read More Day 67 – Thankful for a warm coat, boots, and a camera on my phone

Day 37 – Thankful that God’s mercy never ceases

“This I recall to my mind, therefore I have hope. The Lord’s lovingkindnesses indeed never cease, for His compassions never fail, They are new every morning. Great is Your faithfulness.” Lamentations 3:21-23 NASB I love these verses! It’s so comforting to meditate on how faithful our loving God is! His love never runs out! His… Read More Day 37 – Thankful that God’s mercy never ceases

Day 35 – Thankful that Jesus loves me even when others do or say unloving things

It’s been a good day, really! But you know how sometimes you can feel fine, but you have this little rock in your shoe that’s really bothering you, and you just have to stop asap and get it out? Sometimes that’s the way I feel about unkind things that people say. Maybe they’re not even… Read More Day 35 – Thankful that Jesus loves me even when others do or say unloving things