Day 191- Thankful for Beautiful Reflections (photos & video)

A few days ago I went with my family to a large lake to go “fishing”. We didn’t catch any fish, but I caught some beautiful memories via photography. Aren’t the blue sky and clouds beautiful, both in reality and in the reflection? The interesting thing about these reflections is that there can be a… Read More Day 191- Thankful for Beautiful Reflections (photos & video)

Day 141- Thankful that God can bring new life into dead situations

Where I live, fields of corn, wheat, and soybeans are commonplace. Of course, all winter long the fields have consisted of dead stubble. It always seems kind of discouraging to me to look at those huge fields of deadness, week after week, month after month. But this morning as I drove by some of those… Read More Day 141- Thankful that God can bring new life into dead situations

Day 137- Thankful I can come to Jesus just as I am and don’t have to clean myself up first

Sunday morning in our church small group we studied The Prodigal Son. Even though I’ve heard the story so many times, I still discovered something new. 17“But when he came to himself, he said, ‘How many of my father’s hired servants have more than enough bread, but I perish here with hunger! 18I will arise… Read More Day 137- Thankful I can come to Jesus just as I am and don’t have to clean myself up first

Day 130 – Thankful that someone cared enough to tell me the good news

“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

Day 107 – Thankful that God forgives us of idolatry of self when we repent

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

Day 93 – Thankful for glasses and for God giving us spiritual “sight”

“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”

Day 84 – Thankful for God’s favor, delight, and good will toward us

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

Day 75 – Thankful for forgiveness and the strength to forgive

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

Day 37 – Thankful that God’s mercy never ceases

“This I recall to my mind, therefore I have hope. The Lord’s lovingkindnesses indeed never cease, for His compassions never fail, They are new every morning. Great is Your faithfulness.” Lamentations 3:21-23 NASB I love these verses! It’s so comforting to meditate on how faithful our loving God is! His love never runs out! His… Read More Day 37 – Thankful that God’s mercy never ceases