Day 121 – Thankful for well-maintained roads

This time of year, where I live, we have had our share of freezing precipitation, and the highway department has spread chemicals on the roads as they deemed them to be necessary to keep people from having accidents. This causes damage to the roads. About this time, certain roads have already developed quite a number… Read More Day 121 – Thankful for well-maintained roads

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 96 – Thankful for wind chimes and for the Spirit wind ringing out His love

I think that in the past, January is the month where I have just trudged through the month. Christmas is over, and spring is at least 2 months away. So, this looking for something to be thankful for in January has me reaching a little farther, beyond my normal, beyond my negative feelings about coldness,… Read More Day 96 – Thankful for wind chimes and for the Spirit wind ringing out His love

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

Overcoming self-pity, hurt feelings, and rejection

Today an old, unwelcome acquaintance came to visit and brought along some of his unwelcome buddies.  I’m going to call them self-pity, hurt feelings, rejection, lies, slow burn, unforgiveness, blindness, and unthankfulness. They all ganged up on me after I spent some time with a large group of people, most of whom made me feel… Read More Overcoming self-pity, hurt feelings, and rejection