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)
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
This has been a good week for me of drawing closer to God. How about you? This week I also got more excited about working in the garden. After my husband and I plowed and planted a few things a few things, I knew that the maple helicopters would come down en masse. So, I… Read More Day 176- Thankful for fountains
“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!
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
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
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
How important is your life or mine? That’s a question people have been asking for a long time. Our family just explored this question recently by watching “It’s a Wonderful Life” again. But a few weeks before that I had made the following observations: The Harvest is long since over. The fields lie brown and… Read More On death and life
I think this year is the first time that I have seen a baby cardinal. We have had one this July that has learned to fly already. She would swoop up to the bird feeder like a pro, then just sit there and say, “Chip, chip, chip.” For those of you who are bird watchers,… Read More Lessons from a Baby Cardinal
In my last post we left Jesus in the wilderness being ministered to by the angels. After this, we briefly see Him and His disciples at the river again, baptizing more disciples than John. And wouldn’t you know it? The Pharisees had a problem with that! Boy they sure did start on Him early! He… Read More Who Jesus Values – Sychar Lesson
I wonder if Jesus is interceding for me to wake up and spend more time with the Lord? I have been lax in this area of getting up early for such a long time, that I’m a bit shocked that I’m suddenly waking up so early. But does it have to be another nightmare? (Sorry… Read More Where to Run When Everything is Falling Apart
Memories are connected to smells, both the good ones and bad ones. The smell of salt water near the ocean, The smell of a cool breeze after a hot summer day, The smell of an attic or basement, The smell of rain, The smell of pine at Christmas. Or, you open the door and take… Read More Smells Permeate
Today I’m sharing two stories with a lesson. First, not too long ago my grandson wanted to help me dig in the garden when I was out pulling weeds. I was concerned that he might dig up the good plants, so I directed him to an end of the garden that I use more as… Read More Buried Treasure
I’ve been considering blogging for some time, but it’s so much easier for me just to write it down on paper. The problem with this, of course, is that it makes it next to impossible to share my thoughts with very many people. But God has been urging me to get out of my comfort… Read More Hello world!