I wonder whether dogs have any perception of time. Our dog, Lilly, is afraid of thunder. A couple of nights ago when it started to thunder, she started the nervousness, as always. I slept through whatever thunder there was during the night, and when I got up, she was curled up at my husband’s feet… Read More Day 202- Thankful we can praise God in the storm
“Bless the LORD, O my soul, and all that is within me, bless His holy name. Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget none of his benefits.” Psalm 103:1,2 NASB How deeply we have to reach within ourselves to say ALL that is within me bless His Holy name! Yes, some of that ALL… Read More Day 197- Thankful to be able to remember good things
This morning my daughter and I had to get up early for a trip to a new physical therapist that specializes in treating TMJ. She had been scheduled for a Zoom consultation, but when they found out that we live in a different state, we had to reschedule for a face-to-face visit. The therapist did… Read More Day 195- Thankful I don’t have to wear a mask with God
This morning I woke up with a worship song going through my mind that I haven’t listened to probably in years! Lift High the Lord Our BannerBy: Randy Rothwell Lift high the Lord, our BannerLift high the Lord, Jesus KingLift high the Lord, our BannerLift high your praise, to Him sing… For He is wonderfulFor… Read More Day 194- Thankful for the LORD our Banner
“He was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities, and the chastisement of our peace was upon him, and by his stripes we are healed.” Isaiah 53:5 This last month I’ve observed that with all the talk of COVID-19, the news of people dying from it, and the fears associated with that,… Read More Day 160- Thankful for sacrifice, especially Christ’s Supreme Sacrifice
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!
My daughter and I were driving home together after church services were over. We were stopped behind several cars at a stoplight. It was one of those places where there is a left turn lane and a right turn lane as well, and traffic was filling all three lanes. A car came from the other… Read More Day 129 – Thankful that God is watching and is in control
Tuesday I went to radiology and got a second x-ray. Wednesday morning I went to the doctor again and was told that my elbow is not broken and if it was dislocated it isn’t anymore! Praise the Lord! I was doing pretty well all day long with my pain level around 3 and 4. Then… Read More Day 122 -Thankful for good news and compassion
Today I was revisited by voices of the past that still sometimes come to the present. These voices say, “You are not worth my time. If you’re not doing it our way, then you’re doing it wrong, and therefore are not worthy of our attention.” This took me back to years gone by, to painful… Read More Day 119 – Thankful I can build on a Firm Foundation
Yesterday’s predicted snowstorm did not happen. We did have just a small dusting of sleet. So last night I prayed that the Lord would give us just enough snow to cover things a little bit and make it look more beautiful. This morning I woke up to this exact answer! Why would God answer such… Read More Day 110 – Thankful for answers to prayer
A few days ago, my new friend and I decided that we would go to the gym on Monday morning. So, Sunday night I set my alarm to get up in time to go meet my friend at the time that we had agreed upon. I dragged myself out of bed Monday morning, and I… Read More Day 108 – Thankful God is good, even when we have pain and difficulties
Today I remembered that a half of a grapefruit in my fridge needed to be eaten. It had been sitting in the refrigerator for a while because the other half was so bitter and sour that I kind of dreaded eating it. I haven’t had such a bitter, sour grapefruit in a long time. I… Read More Day 106 – Thankful for sweetness
Yesterday my husband and I took our son to the airport for his flight back to university. He did well in his first semester, and we very much enjoyed having him home. But now it’s time for him to get back to his studies. I admit to standing there watching intently every last glimpse of… Read More Day 90-Thankful for our son’s safe arrival and for long-distance communication/prayer
Yesterday I used these verses from Isaiah 61 to speak of God’s favor and delight for us. But there is more to the story! “The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me, because the Lord has anointed me to bring good news to the poor; he has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted,… Read More Day 85 – Thankful for joy!
I know not everyone likes thunder, but I’ve loved it for a long time. I don’t remember a time when I was afraid of it, unless you count the couple of times that it crashed right outside my window in the middle of the night and woke me up from a deep sleep. But anything… Read More Day 51 – Thankful for Thunder
Since I started blogging, I have read several times about living in the moment. It makes sense to surrender past hurts, regrets, and offenses to God because there is no way to go back for a do over. And it also makes sense not to worry about tomorrow but to leave it in God’s hands… Read More Day 41 – Thankful for Today
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
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
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
Sometimes hearing the truth is an occasion for rejoicing, but sometimes it is a source of embarrassment. I don’t like it when someone uses the truth (or what they perceive to be truth) as a weapon to hurt me. Do you? But I am thankful anyway for the truth, especially coming from wise counselors and… Read More Day 19 – Thankful for the Truth
Today I am thankful for rest. I’ve been going, and going, and going since May, and once in a while I just have to rest. A couple of weekends ago, my cousin came for a short visit from France, and I so anticipated and enjoyed having him that I walked almost 15 miles in two… Read More Day 7 of 365 Days of Thanks
Welcome to Scripture Prayers, #8 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! First, I’ll write the Scripture; then, I’ll write the prayer just below it. Psalm 28 NASB… Read More Scripture Prayer #8
Welcome to Worship with me #65! You know, sometimes we want to put all our thoughts, beliefs, and understandings of how things work in a box, file it neatly away in our “this-is-how-it-is cubbyholes”, and perish the thought that someone else may not agree with what is in our box! I’ve been guilty of that,… Read More Worship with me #65
A new school year has started, and children and young people and teachers are settling in to their new routines. We took our son to his college and moved him into the dorms a couple of weeks ago. Now to pay the bill. In addition to the college bill, I had to have a root… Read More Where to focus?
As our family was driving through the beautiful mountains of Tennessee a couple of years ago, we happened upon this sign. It struck me as funny that somebody would embrace their grumpiness so much that they would make a sign introducing themselves as such, so I quickly took a picture of it! In the region… Read More Grumpy or Grace?