Day 169- Thankful for Stories with a Lesson

The room was round, dark, and silent. Indistinguishable faces peered blankly into the darkness all around the huge, round conference table that almost completely filled the room. The few footlights at floor level cast a dim, eerie, lavender glow. Suddenly, a palpable presence entered the room, invisible yet real. To Ruth it felt like wonder,… Read More Day 169- Thankful for Stories with a Lesson

Day 147- Thankful that COVID-19 cannot separate us from God’s love (photos)

The adventure of the last few days was over Saturday morning as my husband and I returned the rental car safe and sound to its owners. The parking lot was crowded with lots more cars than at other times when we’ve returned a rental. The worker was very friendly! Before checking the mileage, she visibly… Read More Day 147- Thankful that COVID-19 cannot separate us from God’s love (photos)

Day 144- Thankful for a safe, peace-filled trip through the mountains

This morning my daughter and I checked out of our hotel and walked outside, greeted by a smell I haven’t smelled for a long time, freshly-mown grass with spring onion. We got a good start and made it through some preliminary foothills that are big enough in my book to be mountains. I called our… Read More Day 144- Thankful for a safe, peace-filled trip through the mountains

Day 140- Thankful that deadlines are not God

This last week I spent a lot of time and effort helping my daughter meet deadlines for the upcoming Regional convention. There were some super anxiety-producing moments when technology did not cooperate and made meeting deadlines on time impossible. Thursday morning I got so anxious that I couldn’t think straight to talk on the phone… Read More Day 140- Thankful that deadlines are not God

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 66 – Thankful for artists and beautiful art

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