“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!!
I like to drink tea. Over the years I’ve had several favorites. My loved ones know how much I love tea and sometimes will gift me with specialty varieties or with several boxes of new varieties that they think I might like. At present, I have about 15 different types of tea in my cabinet,… Read More Day 86 – Thankful for lessons from tea and that God gives strength to try again
Yesterday I used these verses from Isaiah 61 to speak of God’s favor and delight for us. But there is more to the story! “The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me, because the Lord has anointed me to bring good news to the poor; he has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted,… Read More Day 85 – Thankful for joy!
Years after being raised in a religious atmosphere, which is not the same as a godly atmosphere, I finally learned that, as God’s child, He delights in me! And here all that time I had been subconsciously thinking that somehow I had to continue to work for His approval. I knew I was saved by… Read More Day 84 – Thankful for God’s favor, delight, and good will toward us
Thursday night I went with my husband to his ham radio Christmas party expecting no more than the polite conversation of new acquaintances. If nothing else, it would be a time to eat a good meal, to people watch, and to listen to conversations going on around me. (I know, sort of negative thinking, right?)… Read More Day 64 – Thankful for people who care enough to listen
It happened again. I woke up way before I should have, way before I’d gotten enough sleep, and lay there awake in the darkness. Sound familiar? Then negative thoughts started running through my mind, and I was unable to corral them all. So, after about 45 minutes, I got up, got my Bible, opened it… Read More Day 42 – Thankful for the comfort of God’s word
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
Sometimes hearing the truth is an occasion for rejoicing, but sometimes it is a source of embarrassment. I don’t like it when someone uses the truth (or what they perceive to be truth) as a weapon to hurt me. Do you? But I am thankful anyway for the truth, especially coming from wise counselors and… Read More Day 19 – Thankful for the Truth
Last night I woke to the deep rumbles of thunder, which, for whatever reason, I find to be a soothing sound! 😊 Today I’m thankful to be able to hear! Over 10 years ago I had such a bad ear infection in my left ear that I could barely hear out of it; I’m glad… Read More Day 12 – Thankful for Hearing
For quite some time a movement has been afoot pushing the ideology that there is NO absolute truth. They have been pushing it in our high schools and colleges as truth (huh? Isn’t there something wrong with this picture?), and a lot of young people just soak it up and don’t even think to challenge… Read More Absolute Truth
Thank you, Cecilia at Thy Word, My Thoughts for nominating me for the Sunshine Blogger Award! Cecilia loves the Lord and loves to read His Word. She shares with us the Scriptures she loves and the thoughts that God gives her as she is reading. She has a lot of really good advice for… Read More Sunshine Blogger Award #3
First of all, I’d like to thank Alicia from “For His Purpose” for nominating me for the Sunshine Blogger Award. I always enjoy reading your blog! Be sure to check out Alicia’s blog if you haven’t already. She is a great writer, and her story is very relatable! She and I both share a love for… Read More Sunshine Blogger Award #2
Today my daughter and I are on the train, traveling across a lot of flat farm country on our way to visit my sister and her family and my mom and dad, who live with them now. We’ve had some delays, and right now are stopped by a field of corn. We’re going again! Yay!… Read More Train trip meditations
Last night I had a nightmare. It lasted less than a minute and ended with me actually screaming and jolting to sit up! That’s the first time I’ve ever actually been able to scream in response to a nightmare! Other times either nothing came out, or I barely uttered a glorified grunt! LOL 😀 In… Read More The Faceless Enemy
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!
Jesus wants His children to effect change in our world for the better. Yesterday I asked you for ideas on how to do that. Today, I’d like to explore this a bit more. But first I’d like to clarify the difference between certain vocabulary of Scripture and the vocabulary that we commonly hear: In the common… Read More Change the World, Part 2
Thursday night my husband and I took part in a wedding rehearsal and the dinner that followed. We are friends of the groom and his mom, and the groom asked my husband to do the lights and sound for them. Everything went well, and at the dinner, the groom held up a Bible that they… Read More Starting off Married Life together on the right foot
So, today is the celebration of Christ’s resurrection! Happy Resurrection Day aka Happy Easter! A week or so ago, I realized that I still have a certain prominent Christmas decoration out. Don’t judge. It happens. I walk by it every day and don’t even notice that it’s there anymore. When I noticed, I was thinking… Read More A Life Worth Living
Hi! Welcome to Scripture Prayers #3! This is a new series that I plan on doing every Monday, so I hope you’ll join me here each week! Do you ever have those times when you just don’t know what to pray? Scriptures are full of prayers and promises from God that He wants us to… Read More Scripture Prayers #3
A while back my teenage son and I made liver and onions together. We used the cast iron skillet on top of the stove to cook it in. After the food was very much all gone, I scraped the pan and gave the scrapings to our always-begging-to-be-fed beagle/terrier mix, Lilly.Then I left the pan sitting… Read More More Doggie Lessons
Which is more stable to be leaned on, a walking stick, a rotten fence post, or a boulder? And which is more trustworthy, our own understanding, or God who is our Rock?… Read More Finding Someone Strong to Lean On
God is big enough, strong enough, compassionate enough, and near enough to each of His children, and He will carry us through all the difficulties of our lives.… Read More Thank you for your prayers!
My oldest daughter was 9 when her father abandoned us. For many people, being abandoned by their father has a tendency to drive them away from faith in God. My daughter had already believed on Jesus in a little-child sort of way. Her faith could have been shattered. I’ll let you her tell you in… Read More From Abandoned to Accepted
Hi! Welcome! For those of you who regularly join me on Worship with me, I apologize for my tardiness today! The kids started school, and after I dropped them off, I had just a short time to grab a little breakfast before heading to my parents’ house to meet with their homemaker and mom’s physical… Read More Worship with me #29