Yesterday evening I was driving my daughter to her youth group meeting, and I opened up to her about how I’ve been feeling a bit down, uninterested, and even sometimes irritable. It’s discouraging for me to be struggling with this after having experienced so many of God’s victories in my life. But I guess if… Read More Day 249- Thankful that God’s not done with me
During the first couple of months of the shelter-in-place directive, I found my heart stirred by the magnitude of people who were out of work and how that would affect them and their families. I also became aware of people I knew who had become ill with COVID-19, and concern rose up in my heart… Read More Day 236- Thankful God helps us notice the needy
When I was a child, we had one phone for our entire family of six. It was attached to the wall of the kitchen and was used only for making and receiving calls. My parents had that same phone number for decades. They still had it less than 2 years ago when they reached a… Read More Day 220- Thankful for my phone
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
Since my youngest son started studying premed, we have had quite a few random discussions about science. Today he mentioned that hydrogen and oxygen are highly flammable gases, but joined together in a ratio of two hydrogen atoms to one oxygen atom, they make a substance that extinguishes fire. (H2O = water) He explained a… Read More Day 196- Thankful for Lessons from H2O
“So let us know—let us press on to know the LORD. As surely as the sun rises, He will appear; He will come to us like the rain, like the spring showers that water the earth.” Hosea 6:3 BSB Anybody else out there really feeling your need for the Lord these days, a need for… Read More Day 170- Thankful that God’s kindness waters the dry places in our hearts!
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)
Friday morning dawned cloudy with the last bit of the night’s rainfall. These are such good mornings to sleep in, but we couldn’t sleep too late because we needed to check out of our hotel and get home. The sun started to come out by the time we left. Traffic was a bit more busy… Read More Day 146- Thankful for Wendy’s Frostys and safe homecomings
After all the stress of last week, it was bound to happen. Saturday I had no more get-up-and-go. Fortunately I didn’t have anything that had to be done. I rested all day and most of Sunday. Monday morning I was still tired. The Lord reminded me that it would be good if I would fast,… Read More Day 142- Thankful for rest, clear thinking, and God’s help and reassurance
“Open my eyes so I can truly see the marvelous things in your law.” Psalm 119:18 NET Toward the beginning of this Thankfulness journey in October 2019, I wrote a very short post on being thankful I can see. You can read that here. The thing is, that after many years of excellent eyesight, I… Read More Day 93 – Thankful for glasses and for God giving us spiritual “sight”
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!!
Chronic pain came to live with me a long time ago, uninvited, of course. (I’m not complaining, just explaining.) It started with headaches from heat exhaustion, moved on to migraines, and at age 17 I started having chronic back pain. From the beginning I tried to tough it out or to use other methods of… Read More Day 63 – Thankful for medicines and pain relief ointments
Yesterday was a good day! I had to make several official phone calls, which is not my forte. But the Lord gave me clarity of thought when the stress started causing brain fog to start rolling in. At one point, I was pleading with Him to help me, and He did! Actually, thinking about it… Read More Day 62 – Thankful that God keeps His promises and answers prayer
Some days it seems harder than others to think of what we’re thankful for, especially if we’re not feeling well. I had one of those days yesterday; then the Lord sent Mama Duck over to read my blog, so I went over and read her newest post, “The Beginning of Advent”. She reminded me of… Read More Day 54 – Thankful that God sees me
These past few months we’ve had to tighten the proverbial belt because there have been so many unexpected expenses. Have you ever been there? We’ve had: Wisdom teeth extractions, Root canal & Crown, Necessary travel expenses, Urgent care visit, College expenses, And an ailing refrigerator that needs to be replaced but is being encouraged to… Read More Day 39 – Thankful for God’s Provision
This morning I woke up still thankful and rejoicing over how the Lord smoothed our path on Thursday! (You can read about that here.) As I sat down and finished the last two slices of my gluten-free bread (you can read about that here), for which I’m also still thankful, I was also thinking of… Read More Day 24 – Thankful for a diagnosis that gives validation
Yesterday morning I woke up with the knowledge that it was going to be a big day! I sat before the Lord and asked Him in faith to go before us, to prepare the way, and to show us every step we should take and in what order we should take it. When my daughter… Read More Day 23 – Thankful God Smooths our Path
Welcome to Worship with me #65! You know, sometimes we want to put all our thoughts, beliefs, and understandings of how things work in a box, file it neatly away in our “this-is-how-it-is cubbyholes”, and perish the thought that someone else may not agree with what is in our box! I’ve been guilty of that,… Read More Worship with me #65
“The problem that seems so big in relation to our smallness, seems so small in relation to His bigness!” Loved by the King of kings “Therefore I am well content with weaknesses, with insults, with distresses, with persecutions, with difficulties, for Christ’s sake; for when I am weak, then I am strong.” 2 Corinthians 12:10… Read More How Big is our biggest problem?
It’s been a wonderful whirlwind of a couple of weeks. Family came to my house from out of town for my son’s graduation. It was so good to see them all again! I went on grandma dates with three of my grandsons. That was fun! Each one of them is such an individual, each one… Read More Life Update, continued
Last night as dusk was gathering, I drove into the Walmart parking lot across the street from our local two-year college. My daughter said, “Watch out!” I looked around and saw nothing out of the ordinary, so I slowly continued on my quest to find a parking spot. I thought maybe my daughter just thought… Read More Scripture Prayer #5 + a story
My journey to learning how to pray has been quite a long one. As a child I learned a couple of mealtime prayers and kind of listened to other people praying, sometimes. But I think I must have listened enough to get a basic idea that I could talk to God, and that He would… Read More Scripture prayers #2