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30 Days of Thanks”living”…Yesterday and Today (the 15th and 16th)

Boy, when I started this, I never knew how much effort it was going to take.  Not being thankful, I do that every morning vocally, but the writing every day…as you can see I try to make up for it, but I’m not there yet! Yesterday, I was thinking about how eternally grateful I am for my husband.  Before I…

30 Days of Thanks”living”…Heavenly Father

The past three days have made me so thankful for a Heavenly Father who loves lavishly and freely, never disappoints and never fails.   This past week, I was blessed to spend time with a family who was reeling from a tragic loss.  As I spent the morning on Friday at the funeral of their daughter/granddaughter, I was so touched…

30 Days of Thanks”living”…brokenness

“Brokenness, brokenness is what I long for,  Brokenness is what I need, Brokenness, brokenness is what you want from me…” I woke up this morning with this song in my heart.  After yesterday, and apologizing in a different way to my kids, I was reminded how thankful I am for brokenness.  Notice though, that I am saying this from the…

30 Days of Thanks”living”…choices

Yesterday and today I have been thinking about choices and how blessed we are that we have any.  Whether it be the choice between two political candidates or the choice to be honest, we have choices.  I am so thankful that there is a God who doesn’t control us with puppet strings, but gives us the free will to choose…

30 Days of Thanks”living”…salvation

These past two days have made me thankful for salvation.  I have spent the last 24 hours surrounded by sorrow…with a family mourning the loss of a 14 year old girl.  The mother, father, grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins.  Candlelight vigil at the high school where the sorrow was so tangible you could almost see it in the air.  I…

30 Days of Thanks”living” and beyond

Day 1…where do I begin?  I guess, since it is my 12 year old’s birthday, I would have to say today I am thankful that the Lord saw fit to make me her mom.  She started out life my easiest baby, but boy is she growing into a complicated young woman!  I don’t mean that in a bad way…not at…