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
A while back I finally started feeling better after a couple of weeks of weakness and fatigue. At the same time, we had beautiful weather, so I got out in the garden and pulled the overabundant mint that was attempting to take over everything. The next day I got out in the flower garden which… Read More Day 221- Thankful for renewed energy
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
Sunday after our church service was over I rushed with my daughter, son, and granddaughter to the exit, mostly because the little one was hungry. We got out the door and found that it had just started raining lightly. I told them to wait for me under the porte cochere (I had to look that… Read More Day 203- Thankful for refreshing, summer rain
A few weeks ago I had a birthday. I erroneously thought it was going to be a disappointing experience. But family members remembered and showered me with love. And a sweet lady from church even dropped off a vase of fresh, beautiful flowers with a birthday balloon! That really cheered me up! 😊 The flowers… Read More Day 189- Thankful for curbside and backyard delivery
Yesterday morning I wrote a blogpost and had stimulating conversation with my college-age son. I waited till the outside temperature crept slowly up to just under 55 degrees Fahrenheit then donned a fleece sweatshirt and a jacket and went out to work in the nonsunny garden. It felt very satisfying to get that 4-pack of… Read More Day 179- Thankful for fellowship with friends, family, and God
This has been a good week for me of drawing closer to God. How about you? This week I also got more excited about working in the garden. After my husband and I plowed and planted a few things a few things, I knew that the maple helicopters would come down en masse. So, I… Read More Day 176- Thankful for fountains
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
Saturday morning was cold, after having reached near freezing, but by afternoon it had warmed up and had become a beautiful day! It was a perfect day for tilling the garden. The strawberry plants already have blossoms, and I’m already harvesting asparagus. But the rest of the garden needed to be tilled before we can… Read More Day 167-Thankful for our tiller, my husband, and God preparing our hearts to plant a beautiful garden!
After yesterday’s bout with exhaustion, I was happy to wake up feeling quite a bit better. I actually took the dog out and pulled a few weeds in the asparagus part of the garden! The sunshine was great! I think I subluxated my knee last night, and I was having quite a bit of pain… Read More Day 165- Thankful I can walk
Greetings have begun to arrive wishing our family a Blessed Christmas and New Year. I always appreciate the greetings, whether they come on photo cards, handmade cards, or store-bought cards. But sometimes a certain card will stand out because of its stellar artwork! I think something in the human psyche just really appreciates beauty of… Read More Day 66 – Thankful for artists and beautiful art
The last couple of days my husband, our daughter, and I have been doing a lot of leaf cleanup. It’s another one of those jobs, like I mentioned a few days ago, where it looks so nice when it’s all done! It can be a very tiring job if one has lots of trees, and… Read More Day 46 – Thankful for leaves
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
Hello everyone! How are you today? What is the weather like now where you live? I brought in the rest of the cucumbers, large green tomatoes, and 2 small zucchini before the cold rain started this evening. The freeze is only a little more than 24 hours away. Whenever the cold weather comes again where… Read More Day 21 – Thankful for our home
For millennia a bountiful harvest has caused great rejoicing in countless communities across the globe! Seeds planted in good soil have come to fruition, and another year of plenty to eat is at hand! How much greater will be our rejoicing when we see the amazing, bountiful harvest of righteousness and praise that God is… Read More Garden of Righteousness and praise
Lord, I Thank You for this day, for my family and friends, for our home, and for a car that runs every time I try to start it. Thank You for clean water and grocery stores full of fresh produce and all the food we need to be healthy. Lord, sometimes we take all Your… Read More Worship with me #58
When I first started gardening, I didn’t have a lot of money for buying plants. I also didn’t know a whole lot about gardening. So, one day, as I was planting flowers in the bed where I used to have lots of tulips, I spotted a whole patch of beautiful little plants. “Wow!” I thought.… Read More Weeds Gone Wild!
This is a reblog of a worship prayer that I wrote more than two years ago before I started the “Worship with me” series, so most of you have not read it yet. “Bless (affectionately, gratefully praise) the Lord, O my soul; and all that is [deepest] within me, bless His holy name! Who redeems… Read More Worship with me #41
Hello, friends! I just wanted to take a few moments to let you all know what has been going on with me in case you had wondered why I wasn’t writing or visiting your blogs or commenting like I used to. So sorry, by the way! Please forgive me? Back in May, I was helping… Read More Hi! I’m back!
Today I’m sharing two stories with a lesson. First, not too long ago my grandson wanted to help me dig in the garden when I was out pulling weeds. I was concerned that he might dig up the good plants, so I directed him to an end of the garden that I use more as… Read More Buried Treasure
Today I’m posting a bunch of pictures I took last month at the Missouri Botanical Gardens. The color was superb! I’m so thankful to have eyes that still can see color and so thankful for a God who created color and the ability to see and enjoy it! (By the way, you can click on… Read More Vibrant Spring Colors – Wow!