Surprised by being Grateful

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Photo source: boyKidLatZ I opened up the Comments section of my blog today expecting the usual avalanche of zero comments, and was blink-twice shocked to find 6 comments from five real women and not spammers.  What an unexpected gift of encouragement!  They were commenting on my latest Five Minute Fridays post using the prompt, “Grateful…” God does have a sense …

A Father’s Love Letter

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Thanks to Ann Voskamp for this link to a video “A Father’s Love Letter” May you know how much God loves you!

When life hurts…

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Ann VosKamp’s wonderful post titled “Three Things to Hold On To When Life Hurts” expresses better than I ever could some of my thoughts as I think of the people of Joplin and elsewhere that are suffering. I pray that her post encourages you!  May you know that you are not alone when you suffer.  God weeps with you. The …

Thankful for Saturday morning

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This Saturday morning is special because there is no agenda.  Nobody has to rush anywhere.  Our daughter climbs into our bed to wake us up.  Our dog “Jake” comes to join the fun.  Actually, he wants us to let him out. [more] First things first. The smell of turkey breakfast sausage cooking scents the kitchen.  My husband making his banana-multigrain pancakes …

What can you do to help those affected by the tornadoes?

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The images of smashed homes and twisted concrete poles look surreal.  I feel for the people devastated by the tornadoes in North Carolina, Alabama and other states.  Samaritan’s Purse and its volunteers are making a difference. You can support its work by donating and/or volunteering. Other organizations, such as Convoy of Hope are also helping.    God cares about each …

What my dog has taught me about love…

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Although it is Valentine’s Day and I love my BFH (Best Friend & Husband), this post will be about our dog Jubi since we’re not sure how much longer he will live.  He could surprise us and God could answer prayer (like before) for a prolonged life.  Either way, we are grateful for Jubi’s friendship for the past 12 years. …

What is a real friend?

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“True friends leave footprints in your heart.” Eleanor Roosevelt (1884-1962). For a friend to leave a “footprint” on one’s heart, one must risk sharing one’s heart. I am grateful for the friends, over the years, who have, taken the risk of sharing their hearts with me. Sometimes it is happy, sometimes it is deeply sad, or sometimes it is something …