A couple of weeks ago, I made a turn from my street, and went over a railroad track, totally driving on routine. I looked in my rear-view mirror right after that and noticed that the railroad arms started coming down. If I had not looked in my rear-view mirror, I would not have noticed that… Read More Day 223- Thankful that God is still doing good in the world
When I was a child, we had one phone for our entire family of six. It was attached to the wall of the kitchen and was used only for making and receiving calls. My parents had that same phone number for decades. They still had it less than 2 years ago when they reached a… Read More Day 220- Thankful for my phone
A few of days ago thunder storms were predicted for our area. The morning storms did not materialize, and all was still hot and dry for the next few hours, even after newer predictions for severe thunderstorms were made available. I stood under the overhang just outside the back door as the thunder got closer… Read More Day 207- (Photos & video) Thankful for protection from and blessings of the storm
“Unite my heart to fear Your name. I will give thanks to You, O Lord my God, with all my heart, and will glorify Your name forever.” Psalm 86:11b,12 NASB When someone tells you “thank you” halfheartedly instead of wholeheartedly are you inclined to believe that they’re truly thankful? I admit that when I am… Read More Day 185-Thankful for the recipe for joy
A few days ago I ran a few errands that were necessary, like picking up my daughter’s meds at the pharmacy and buying a few groceries. I left the car running when I went into the grocery store, and when I came back out, I got in and sat down in the driver’s seat. My… Read More Day 151- Thankful for routine and for new discoveries
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!
Sow with a view to righteousness [that righteousness, like seed, may germinate]; Reap in accordance with mercy and loving-kindness. Break up your uncultivated ground, For it is time to seek and search diligently for the Lord [and to long for His blessing] Until He comes to rain righteousness and His gift of salvation on you.… Read More Day 134 – Thankful for sowing and reaping in relationships
Halfway through January I started reading the book of 2 Kings. I found myself wanting to know more and checking cross references to help me understand better. This does wonders for understanding, but not for actually completing the prescribed reading! Saturday I found myself with plenty of time to just sit and catch up with… Read More Day 107 – Thankful that God forgives us of idolatry of self when we repent
There are over 7 billion people on this planet. I don’t know how many of them are worshipers of the God of the Bible, but if we were to take a survey of those who claim to worship the LORD, we would get a wide range of responses to the question, “What is worship?” Each… Read More Day 99 – Thankful for worship
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
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
Hi! Welcome to Scripture Prayers, #7 in this series! 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 believe and claim! I’ll include the Scripture first, and then I’ll do the prayer second. Also, I’ll use… Read More Scripture Prayers #7
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
“The LORD is my Light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The LORD is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?” Psalm 27:1 “One thing have I desired of the LORD, that will I seek after, that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of… Read More The LORD is my Light
You’re driving your car and approach the traffic light, which is red. You’re still slowing down, coming to a stop, and the guy behind you blows his horn. Irritated, you look back up at the light and realize that it’s turned green. You need to make an immediate adjustment. You realize that you took your… Read More Keep Your Eyes on the Lord
I grew up going to Sunday School and memorizing Bible verses. Perhaps many of you can relate. And when I learned each verse, I understood it with a child’s understanding. As I got older, I made the mistake of thinking that I understood various verses without digging more in depth to see if there was… Read More What is the Beginning of Wisdom?