Thankfulness

Recounting God’s gifts

The Thanksgiving holiday fast approaches here in the United States. Thanksgiving recipes abound, turkeys are running for cover, and plans are being made in earnest for that fourth Thursday of November. I love the trend of the past few years of posting one thing to be thankful for each day in November, as it puts… Continue reading Recounting God’s gifts

encouragement

Joy will come (Day 4 of the #encourage marathon)

Someone out there is in pain. It might even be you. You might have had a rough day yesterday. Maybe the past six months have been brought with pain. It could be that years of trouble have mercilessly struck you. You're getting tired. There's good news. Joy is coming.

encouragement · Trust

Am I walking by faith or frozen with fear?

We've been waiting for doors to open, putting out resumes and preparing for some lean times. We've been busy during our wait and praying hard for direction and strength. Around Christmas, we got a phone call---a potential job opportunity in Texas. Houses, food, gas (pretty much everything) is cheaper in Texas. We could do more than just "get by" over there. My immediate reaction was resistance and---though I am ashamed to admit it---fear...

Thankfulness

30 Days of Giving Thanks Weekly Roundup (week 4)

Good morning, my friends! Week 4?! Already! I can't believe it's almost over! Well, ok, I guess I can. We put up the Christmas tree yesterday, so we are swiftly rushing into the getting giving season. (You may see a few posts on giving in the coming weeks). A heart that is full of thankfulness will share willingly… Continue reading 30 Days of Giving Thanks Weekly Roundup (week 4)

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Day 27: Love

In the English language, there is a four-letter word bandied about so casually it has lost its value...

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Day 26: Lights

This post is part of "30 days of Giving Thanks" To read more within this series, click here. We have a fun family tradition that the kids look forward to every year---decorating for Christmas.  The day after Thanksgiving, we pack away the pumpkins and leaves and pull out the reds, silvers, greens and golds of Christmas.… Continue reading Day 26: Lights

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Day 25: Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving! I hope that you are all enjoying the day with people you love.

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Day 24: History

History is so vital to all people of the world. It angers me how often people try to distort it or erase it.

Books · Thankfulness

Day 23: Literature

This post is part of "30 days of Giving Thanks" To read more within this series, click here. I am a product [...of] endless books. My father bought all the books he read and never got rid of any of them. There were books in the study, books in the drawing room, books in the… Continue reading Day 23: Literature

Christian Living · Faithfulness · Thankfulness

Day 22: The canvas

There is a canvas, a ceiling, a dome that I love to look at more than any other work of art. It's painter is the original artist. He invented beauty. His creations have inspired all artists throughout the centuries.