Recently my son has started teaching one of the young teens from our church how to play chess. This has caused me to remember my younger days when I used to play. I was in the chess club in junior high school. I remember, while playing an opponent, thinking to myself, “If I move this… Read More Day 205- Thankful to have a voice with the King of the Universe
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
My husband and I bought this Vitamix® several years ago. It’s an amazing machine, much better than your average blender. I was told that it has a 2-horsepower motor in it! I didn’t use it as much as I thought I would at first, but more recently I’ve had problems with chewing (cracked teeth necessitating… Read More Day 168- Thankful for my Vitamix
This morning I woke up with one of my classic chronic fatigue days. I haven’t had too many of those lately, so I guess I was overdue for one. I’ve felt weak, somewhat myalgic, and exhausted all day long (not complaining, just reporting with a purpose). I laid in bed for a while after I… Read More Day 164- Thankful God is with us in our trials
Today was another rather cold spring day. I had enough energy to go to Kroger for a few groceries. But the rest of the day was rather low-energy for me. I read a news letter from a friend in a country in Asia. Their small family is in quarantine, too. The letter mentioned that, for… Read More Day 163- Thankful for job, food, and encouragement
The week before schools and colleges began to cancel classes, my daughter was pressing in hard to meet deadlines for the school convention that was supposed to be held last week. This was a stressful time for her and me both. When we heard that the convention was cancelled, while I was disappointed for my… Read More Day 148- Thankful for the gift of health
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
Today my husband went with me to the rental car place and made sure that I was all set before leaving for work. I so appreciate him helping me with such things! I drove the rental home and picked up my daughter and our stuff for our trip to go pick up my youngest son… Read More Day 143- Thankful God is still on His throne!
For those of you who are just joining me, three weeks ago I fell and injured my wrist, forearm, and elbow. The next morning, the provider at urgent care splinted the whole thing because the x-ray showed fluid on the elbow which he said could indicate a hidden fracture. A little over a week later,… Read More Day 131 – Thankful my arm is so much better!
The last few days some changes have come into my life. Sunday night I fell at the skating rink, and Monday morning I went to urgent care, got x-rays, and was splinted for a possible hidden fracture of the elbow. Then yesterday, I followed up with a doctor on my doctor’s team, and she allowed… Read More Day 115 – Thankful God remains the same even when…
A few days ago, my new friend and I decided that we would go to the gym on Monday morning. So, Sunday night I set my alarm to get up in time to go meet my friend at the time that we had agreed upon. I dragged myself out of bed Monday morning, and I… Read More Day 108 – Thankful God is good, even when we have pain and difficulties
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
Friday evening my husband and I went to his work party which was hosted by the big boss and his wife. I went there with a better attitude after God had showed me my fault the night before and reminded me that His plan for me is wonderful, and I need to keep an eye… Read More Day 65 – Thankful for new friends
It’s been 56 days since God laid it on my heart to start writing about what I’m thankful for every day. Where does the time go? For a while I was feeling the joy that comes with having a grateful heart!… until I wasn’t again. The last few days I’ve not been feeling well. I’ve… Read More Day 56 – Thankful for Doggie Lessons
Hot water in a steaming kettle on the stove holds a bit of nostalgia for me. I still remember the old kettle that my mom used to heat water for her cup of instant coffee and for Dad’s hot tea before I was old enough to be drinking either one. She used that kettle for… Read More Day 47 – Thankful for Kettles and Aloe Vera!
Hi, and welcome to Worship with me! This past month I’ve been trying to obey God in His call to write something I’m thankful to Him for every day. While each of those days is about thanking Him, I’m realizing that writing about being thankful does not go as deep as just being still before… Read More Worship with me #67
Some days just seem to be harder than others. Gray Mondays after a time change might just fall into that category. I know I had troubles getting going today. Did you? But it wasn’t a bad day. It’s days like this where I’m especially thankful that I’m held in the hand of the Good Shepherd.… Read More Day 26 – Thankful that I’m held in the Hand of the Good Shepherd
Lord, I thank You that You bring us good news! You are the God of good news for You are good! You are the One who makes all things to work together for good to those who love You, and You use the trials and difficulties of our lives to make us more like Jesus!… Read More Worship with me #66
Did you ever think of a song as being a gift? I know sometimes we talk about a person having a musical gift, but what about the song itself? Is not the song a gift? And is it not a gift to be able to sing along, even if we aren’t particularly gifted at music?… Read More Day 14 – Gift of Song
When I was a teenager, part of what we were expected to do to finish high school was to complete driver’s education. Somehow I passed with an A even though my parents only took me out one time each to practice. To their credit, they didn’t have to do so in those days. Also, when… Read More Day 11 – Ability to Drive
That 2 looks so small next to the number 365. Is it really possible to remember to be thankful every day? Well, I’m pretty sure many people have done it before; now it’s our turn to give it a try! We have to start somewhere, right? “…with God all things are possible.” Mark 10:27 Day… Read More Day 2 of 365 days of Thanks
Lord, I thank You for surprise visits from family members who live so far away! It’s so good to see them and spend time with them! Thank You for the good times we can have together, however long or short it may be! Thank You for family love and laughter, for walks in the park,… Read More Worship with me #64
Welcome to Worship with me! This past weekend I went to my high school reunion and saw people from my childhood that I haven’t seen in years! It made my heart happy! So today I want to give God some praise for that! Would you join me and add on your own praises in the… Read More Worship with me #62
As our family was driving through the beautiful mountains of Tennessee a couple of years ago, we happened upon this sign. It struck me as funny that somebody would embrace their grumpiness so much that they would make a sign introducing themselves as such, so I quickly took a picture of it! In the region… Read More Grumpy or Grace?