24 months and one day ago, I got on a plane. I was heartbroken. I was crying (the ugly kind). And I was already homesick for the place I call home and people I call family (and the plane hadn’t even left the ground yet). I couldn’t believe that I was being called away
It is the first Monday of a New Year. The first of 52 weeks to live new adventures. The New Year’s celebration always seems to bring with it a new sense of expectation and hope. We make resolutions and lists. We vow to do better/different/more/etc. And while I do have a list of goals I’d
It’s been a hectic few weeks. There have been plenty of ups and a fair share of downs… And, of course, some ordinary stuff there in the middle. It’s already December 19th, and I barely know how this month has passed by so quickly! December has a way of doing that to a person.
“Give thanks to the Lord who alone does mighty miracles. His faithful love endures forever!” Psalm 136:4 God, I thank you for doctors and doctors’ reports, both good and bad, because I know you can and do use them to display your glory. Thank you for health and access to health care. Thank you
“You crown the year with a bountiful harvest; even the hard pathways overflow with abundance.” Psalm 65:11 Wow! What a promise—what a truth! God, I thank you that your bring harvest and abundance even out of our hardest pathways and darkest nights. I am truly and constantly amazed by your grace. Thank you. Thank you.
But giving thanks is a sacrifice that truly honors me. Psalm 50:23 (NLT) “I will give you praise, thanksgiving and honor in all my ways, in all my days. In every moment and season, I will rejoice in your faithfulness and goodness.” Journal excerpt from 7/12/2014 —————————————- This entry was penned at the beginning of
GET EXCITED! Next week, I will be celebrating my favorite holiday on the blog by counting down to the day with excerpts from my gratitude journal…there has been SO much to be thankful for this year. The good, the bad, the ugly, the surprising, the exciting…little graces all, that have filled me with