If you’re one of those people who just hates it when someone says, “At least it’s not worse,” I apologize. But in my own life, there are days where I’m struggling, and the thankfulness airplane just can’t seem to make it off the ground. That’s when I resort to this saying for myself. Last night… Read More Day 95 – Thankful things aren’t worse than they are
Life is not perfect on this Earth. In fact my life has had plenty of difficulties. I’ve had sicknesses but was healed each time, chronic illness which doesn’t go away, pain, heartache, depression, anxiety, chronic fatigue, and more. There were certainly times during all of that where I was not so thankful to be alive.… Read More Day 94 – Thankful to be alive
Do you ever get discouraged because it seems like you are not important? Truth be told, most people probably feel that way at some time in their life. I’ve been there, too, and still hear that little lying “voice” in the back of my mind once in a while. When I came back from France… Read More Day 88 Thankful for the value and importance of one
This evening my husband and youngest son decided to play Minecraft together, so I asked my daughter if she wanted to watch a movie. We didn’t want to watch one that we’ve already seen, so I looked at the selection to rent at Redbox. It’s really hard to find movies that don’t somehow make me… Read More Day 83 – Thankful for wholesome movies to watch with children
I don’t like it any better than the next person that danger exists in this world. But if it has to exist, I sure am glad that there are ways of being warned. Danger can come from various sources and harm us in more or less visible ways. Sometimes we get very visible warnings, like… Read More Day 81 – Thankful for red flags
I remember when I was so non tech savvy that my daughter had to sign me up for Facebook!! I didn’t know how to text, and I never thought I would have a smart phone! Who would have thought that I would start a blog?! I still remember the look on my older son’s face… Read More Day 80 – Thankful for tech communication
My husband and I have been married for 20 years. He has always been a hardworking, faithful husband. I have never heard my husband call his boss and lie in order not to have to go in to work. When he calls in sick, he is really sick! There were a few times when, as… Read More Day 77 – Thankful for a hard-working faithful husband
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
For quite some time a movement has been afoot pushing the ideology that there is NO absolute truth. They have been pushing it in our high schools and colleges as truth (huh? Isn’t there something wrong with this picture?), and a lot of young people just soak it up and don’t even think to challenge… Read More Absolute Truth
How our hearts begin to harden When from thanks we start to stray. So to have a tender heart, dear Lord, Help me give you thanks each day! — Loved by the King of kings I’m not sure if I remember to be truly grateful every single day. I remember to thank God for the… Read More 365 Days of Thanks
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?
Lord, You are our Solid Foundation! All others will fail us in some way. Indeed, LORD, You are the only One who is always perfect all the time, always faithful, always true, always caring about us, and always present with us! Thank You, Lord! Please help us to remember this all the time. Please remind… Read More Scripture Prayers #6 – None Can Compare
When I was a child, we used to sing a song that went something like this: “Be careful little eyes what you see, Be careful little eyes what you see, For the Father up above is looking down in love, So be careful little eyes what you see.” That’s what I sang. I sang the… Read More Love vs. Fear
Lord, I Thank You for this day, for my family and friends, for our home, and for a car that runs every time I try to start it. Thank You for clean water and grocery stores full of fresh produce and all the food we need to be healthy. Lord, sometimes we take all Your… Read More Worship with me #58
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
Hello, everyone! How are you today? Welcome to Worship with me! God is so great that we could worship Him forever and never run out of things for which to praise Him! Won’t you take a moment to still your heart and join me today in lifting up this prayer of worship to Him? Oh,… Read More Worship with me #56
O LORD, our Lord, how majestic is Your name in all the earth, You who have displayed Your glory above the heavens, farther than the eye or the strongest telescope can see in every direction over the sphere of the earth! (Psalm 8:1) That same You came up with a wonderful plan to save any… Read More Worship with me #52
I have a member of my family who is a health inspector. I don’t know a whole lot about her job, but I do know that she has to make sure that the places of business she inspects are following the law, and that she pays them a surprise visit. She doesn’t announce her coming.… Read More The Inspector is coming – Surprise!
Balance. What does that mean to you? You might think of a gymnast doing her routine on the balance beam or maybe a skate boarder or surfer. But what about the routine of everyday life? Think of a pencil balancing on the end of your finger. A little too far to the right or to… Read More Serving God “in truth”
Welcome to Worship with me! I invite you to pray and praise God with me once again, realizing that He is mighty to save and able to help us in all our needs! Dear Lord, our Savior and our God, We bless You, Lord! You are the Eternal God who was, and are, and always… Read More Worship with me #43
Accusing and debasing words only have power over us if we let them. I reject those labels and accusations.
They are not helpful for the furthering of the kingdom of God.… Read More Rejecting Labels
Hi, and welcome! 🙂 I was debating over whether I should continue the “Worship with me” series in this new year, and I discovered that I personally need to keep the awesomeness of the Lord before me. So, I decided to continue writing down my words of worship and sharing them with you. Please feel… Read More Worship with me #42
This is a reblog of a worship prayer that I wrote more than two years ago before I started the “Worship with me” series, so most of you have not read it yet. “Bless (affectionately, gratefully praise) the Lord, O my soul; and all that is [deepest] within me, bless His holy name! Who redeems… Read More Worship with me #41
Do you ever feel like you signed up for a race, perhaps even a marathon, and someone decided to set up hurdles and high jumps on the track? That’s what I’ve been feeling like the last couple of years. There are numerous hurdles that have been placed in front of me, some of them by… Read More Hurdles in the Race of Life
We usually think of where we live as being a physical place. However, sometimes we can be in that physical place, but our minds are a thousand miles away! We are bodily in that place, but our minds and emotions are in another place and even in another period of time! I think it’s safe… Read More Where Do I Dwell?