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 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

Day 125 – Thankful for time spent in community, for beautiful days and pain relievers

Sunday morning was definitely a little harder to get up. My granddaughter got overtired  yesterday and had trouble getting to sleep when bedtime came around. But, when I told her that we were going to be late for Sunday school, she immediately got her breakfast ready to go. I was glad to see that it… Read More Day 125 – Thankful for time spent in community, for beautiful days and pain relievers

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 95 – Thankful things aren’t worse than they are

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

Day 87 – Lessons from Hide and seek – God wants us to find Him!!

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!!

Day 82 – Thankful that my children and grandchildren make me laugh

A few days ago one of my older daughters brought her daughter over for two nights of “sleepovers”. My granddaughter is 5 years old and still requires LOTS of attention, but she loves to laugh and is fun to be around! A couple of times this weekend, we both had each other almost doubled over… Read More Day 82 – Thankful that my children and grandchildren make me laugh

Day 76 – Thankful for the joy of giving gifts, family time, good movies, and beautiful, unseasonal weather

I’m a little bit behind on these posts, but perhaps you all have been as busy as I have and haven’t missed them too much.  This one is from Christmas day. Our core family of four got up, had breakfast and opened a few gifts.  Then, my son went into the kitchen and started cooking… Read More Day 76 – Thankful for the joy of giving gifts, family time, good movies, and beautiful, unseasonal weather

Day 20 – Thankful for deeper bonding in trying times

As I mentioned this summer in this post, my youngest daughter and I have been going through the process of trying to get a diagnosis for the conglomerate of unpleasant symptoms that she has been suffering. This Thursday we get to go see a geneticist. In filling out the forms, I’ve had to contact family… Read More Day 20 – Thankful for deeper bonding in trying times