Day 140- Thankful that deadlines are not God

This last week I spent a lot of time and effort helping my daughter meet deadlines for the upcoming Regional convention. There were some super anxiety-producing moments when technology did not cooperate and made meeting deadlines on time impossible. Thursday morning I got so anxious that I couldn’t think straight to talk on the phone… Read More Day 140- Thankful that deadlines are not God

Day 127 – Thankful for stories with a lesson

My youngest daughter loves stories and drama and fun. She is a great storyteller, and and she loves to listen to stories told by other great storytellers. These photos are screen shots of a video I took of her performing her illustrated storytelling in Chapel on Wednesday. She likes to do imitations of other accents… Read More Day 127 – Thankful for stories with a lesson

Day 73 – Thankful for Power company linemen who restore power

Today we spent time as a family eating at a restaurant after church services were over. As we approached our house, I had to drive around a power company truck. I didn’t think anything of it until I entered the house to find that there was no power: no lights, no computer, no refrigerator, no… Read More Day 73 – Thankful for Power company linemen who restore power

Day 71 – Thankful to be able to spend time with my children and cook with my son

I love all of my children.  The youngest is 16, and none of them are really “children” anymore.  I’ve invested a lot of time in their lives, but all but the youngest two have moved on with their own lives; that’s the way it should be. I’ve spent a lot of time with my youngest… Read More Day 71 – Thankful to be able to spend time with my children and cook with my son

Day 69 – Thankful for sunshine on a cold day and God’s love in hard times (photos)

If you read my post on Tuesday, you know that our region got enough snow for another snow day. Actually, the schools in our region had two snow days this week! Anyway, I love the snow! It is so beautiful, and each flake is an amazing work of art! But unfortunately, I’m not a fan… Read More Day 69 – Thankful for sunshine on a cold day and God’s love in hard times (photos)

Day 39 – Thankful for God’s Provision

These past few months we’ve had to tighten the proverbial belt because there have been so many unexpected expenses. Have you ever been there? We’ve had: Wisdom teeth extractions, Root canal & Crown, Necessary travel expenses, Urgent care visit, College expenses, And an ailing refrigerator that needs to be replaced but is being encouraged to… Read More Day 39 – Thankful for God’s Provision

Day 30 of 365 Days of Thanks – Thankful for faithful prayer partners

When I came home from an extended mission trip, life falling apart, I started feeling my need for support from other praying people.  Every time I would drive by the sign for a certain church that I had never visited before, something in my spirit would jump with hope.  So, I decided to check it… Read More Day 30 of 365 Days of Thanks – Thankful for faithful prayer partners

Day 20 – Thankful for deeper bonding in trying times

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