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
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
As those of you who have been following for a while may know, my husband and I recently took our son a few states away to start his freshman year at college. We said our goodbyes in front of the guys’ dorm at the beginning of September and began the drive back home without him.… Read More Day 38 – Thankful for Good News from afar!
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
As I mentioned this summer in this post, my youngest daughter and I have been going through the process of trying to get a diagnosis for the conglomerate of unpleasant symptoms that she has been suffering. This Thursday we get to go see a geneticist. In filling out the forms, I’ve had to contact family… Read More Day 20 – Thankful for deeper bonding in trying times
Have you ever thought what the night sky would look like if there were no stars and no moon? Every night would be blackness in the entire expanse! The other night I spent a very relaxing bit of time close to midnight just staring up at the stars as they became more and more visible.… Read More Day 15 – Thankful for the Stars
Scripture is full of examples of prayers that others have prayed, which God apparently thought were so important for us to know about that He had them written down for us to read all these centuries and even millennia later! Sometimes, when we sit down and read these, the words fit our situation perfectly, and… Read More Scripture prayers #9
Today, I had the opportunity to decide what I would do with the few minutes I had free between tasks. I decided to go visit with a good acquaintance of mine who works across the street from where I did my shopping. It was so good to see her again, and we enjoyed catching up… Read More Day 10 – Cheerful interactions
You know, we have so much for which to be thankful. We could probably sit down and write 50 or a hundred things in one sitting if we really tried. But sometimes when everything seems gray and cold and we become wearied by the trials of life, a fog seems to descend on our spirit,… Read More Day 8 of 365 Days of Thanks
Today I’m thankful for encouraging notes from friends in far away places. Today I got notes from two different sisters in Christ with encouraging words, asking how I am and how things are going, assuring me they are thinking of me. One sister gave testimony of the Lord answering prayer and offered to help with… Read More Day 6 of 365 Days of Thanks