A few nights ago I went outside with my husband and watched the Leonid meteor showers. We enjoyed watching together for a while and saw a few meteors. Then my husband went inside and I reclined on the swing, all wrapped up in my king-size Microplush blanket that I got on end-of-season clearance a few… Read More Day 244- Thankful for meteor showers and the joys of finding God
Back in February I mentioned a certain road that I have driven on for years. It has enough of a hill that road crews have to use a lot of ice melt on it during the winter. This causes a lot of potholes by the time spring rolls around, and it is quite a challenge… Read More Day 237- Thankful for road crews that do their job well
I’ve loved the mountains ever since I can remember noticing them. We used to go through them almost every year to visit my grandma and grandpa, my mom’s sister, and her family. I remember traveling through them when I must have just learned to read; I thought it was so funny that there were so… Read More Day 232- Thankful for mountains (photos)
Does it ever seem that things are moving around you at a dizzying rate and you can’t even get your bearings? Do you feel you’re enveloped in darkness, and you don’t even know where God is, so how could you focus on Him or find Him? Whatever we wish to attain, we must aim for… Read More Day 213- Thankful that God sees us and wants us to find Him
“I took care of you in a dry, desert land. But when you entered the good land, you became full and satisfied, and then you grew proud and forgot me.” Hosea 13:5,6 GNT How can this happen? Why is it that one minute we can be desperately crying out for God’s help, then when He… Read More Day 175- Thankful for Lack of satisfaction
“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!
Have you ever wondered why the saying goes, “Take time to smell the roses” instead of look at the roses? Try with me, won’t you, to think of some of your favorite smells. Doesn’t it just relax you, releasing the tension and maybe even bringing a smile to your face? I remember when I came… Read More Day 138- Thankful for Pleasant smells
Yesterday afternoon I started feeling kind of blue. When I came home and went to unlock the door, I had a thought flash through my mind, like, “another winter, another spring”, and I felt no joy like I normally would. This morning I had a moment where I felt like impending doom was hanging over… Read More Day 132 – Thankful for crocuses (photos)
“We were gentle among you, like a nursing mother caring for her children. We cared so deeply that we were delighted to share with you not only the gospel of God, but our own lives as well. That is how beloved you have become to us.” 1 Thessalonians 2 :7,8 By now most of you… Read More Day 130 – Thankful that someone cared enough to tell me the good news
Ever since I can remember, I’ve wanted to discover things on my own. When I was a child, I took apart 2 music boxes to see how they worked, and maybe a windup clock as well. If someone tells me something, please take no personal offense that I need to check it out for myself.… Read More Day 111 – Thankful I have my own copy of God’s Word
In June 2018 God blessed me with a new car. I really liked the old car; it fit like a glove, and I was comfortable with it. I wrote about that Here! The tire maintenance light came on longer ago than I’d like to admit, and I put off taking the car in to the… Read More Day 98 – Thankful for new tires and second chances!
Yesterday morning I went to the Dollar Store. It was a different one than I usually go to, but it was convenient in relation to where I was at the time. I had several things on my list that were available at that store, so I got a cart. The problem was that whoever was… Read More Day 92 – Thankful God helps with decluttering of heart and home
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
This evening my husband and youngest son decided to play Minecraft together, so I asked my daughter if she wanted to watch a movie. We didn’t want to watch one that we’ve already seen, so I looked at the selection to rent at Redbox. It’s really hard to find movies that don’t somehow make me… Read More Day 83 – Thankful for wholesome movies to watch with children
“Pass it on” has become quite a movement where I live in recent years, also known as “pay it forward”. In essence, a blessing is received and a blessing is given, or passed on to someone else. I see this most often at the grocery store chain call Aldi. At Aldi you have to pay… Read More Day 78 – Thankful for “Pass it on”
I’m a little bit behind on these posts, but perhaps you all have been as busy as I have and haven’t missed them too much. This one is from Christmas day. Our core family of four got up, had breakfast and opened a few gifts. Then, my son went into the kitchen and started cooking… Read More Day 76 – Thankful for the joy of giving gifts, family time, good movies, and beautiful, unseasonal weather
At this time of year, many of us become acutely aware of the lack of peace, especially in the family front. Sometimes it’s because of a broken family or a blended family or rejection by a parent. Sometimes it may be that mean family member that just can’t let a year go by without making… Read More Day 75 – Thankful for forgiveness and the strength to forgive
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
For those of you who just read Day 60, you may be wondering what’s the difference between being thankful for choirs and orchestras and being thankful for for musicians and their instruments. It is very closely related, I admit. But the first comment on that post got me to thinking about how there are also… Read More Day 61 – Thankful for Choirs and orchestras
Children get so excited as Christmas approaches! They may drive their teachers almost insane sometimes, but with a bit of positive outlook and lots of God’s love and mercy toward them, their joy can be contagious! Today, I was at my daughter’s base school watching and helping with their play practice. A lot of the… Read More Day 58 – Thankful for children’s smiles
I know not everyone likes thunder, but I’ve loved it for a long time. I don’t remember a time when I was afraid of it, unless you count the couple of times that it crashed right outside my window in the middle of the night and woke me up from a deep sleep. But anything… Read More Day 51 – Thankful for Thunder
I hope that you have all had a Happy Thanksgiving and that your weekend will go well! We had a very restful Thanksgiving day with six extra members of the family at our house. Two grandsons played video games most of the day, and the five-year-old granddaughter was as funny and giggly as ever! I… Read More Day 50 – Thankful for you!
More friends are dying, And we’re why-oh-whying, In Heaven they’re HI!-ing, So glad to see each other again! Why are we crying, Continually trying To keep them from flying To more beauty than we’ve ever seen? Up there no more sighing, No more aye-aye-aying, No more me-oh-mying, Reuniting with gone-before kin! No more they’re good-bying,… Read More Heaven Poem – Day 45
Since I started blogging, I have read several times about living in the moment. It makes sense to surrender past hurts, regrets, and offenses to God because there is no way to go back for a do over. And it also makes sense not to worry about tomorrow but to leave it in God’s hands… Read More Day 41 – Thankful for Today