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 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 35 – Thankful that Jesus loves me even when others do or say unloving things

It’s been a good day, really! But you know how sometimes you can feel fine, but you have this little rock in your shoe that’s really bothering you, and you just have to stop asap and get it out? Sometimes that’s the way I feel about unkind things that people say. Maybe they’re not even… Read More Day 35 – Thankful that Jesus loves me even when others do or say unloving things

William Arthur Ward quote on complaining + a few extra thoughts

“The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.”  –  William Arthur Ward* Sometimes there are legitimate complaints that we can kindly communicate to the right person so that a problem can be fixed. But so often, I think, we have an attitude that is quick to… Read More William Arthur Ward quote on complaining + a few extra thoughts

William Arthur Ward quote on complaining + a few extra thoughts

“The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.”  –  William Arthur Ward* Sometimes there are legitimate complaints that we can kindly communicate to the right person so that a problem can be fixed. But so often, I think, we have an attitude that is quick to… Read More William Arthur Ward quote on complaining + a few extra thoughts