Thankfull living

Thankful. Every Thanksgiving, we are reminded to celebrate all we have to be thankful for in our lives. But God doesn’t want us to just be especially thankful once a year. He longs for us to be thank-full every day, in every situation, every time we can. You recall that verse “Give thanks in allContinue reading “Thankfull living”

Sonday Psalm: worship

Today is a double celebration day. I am celebrating my eldest child’s birthday, and singing as a part of two worship teams today. But every day is meant to be a celebration for those who discover  who they are in Christ. I want to encourage you too today to celebrate.  Bake a cake. Walk inContinue reading “Sonday Psalm: worship”

lasting hope

I am hardwired to be optimistic. It takes a lot to get me down… usually a combination of illness/injury, eating poorly & not sleeping enough. But like you, every day something tries to undermine my hope: I am married to a wonderful man, who tends to be more of an Eeyore in nature, mostly dueContinue reading “lasting hope”

Thanksliving

Thankful. Every Thanksgiving, we are reminded to celebrate all we have to be thankful for in our lives. But God doesn’t want us to just be especially thankful once a year. He longs for us to be thank-full every day, in every situation, every time we can. You recall that verse “Give thanks in allContinue reading “Thanksliving”

Give Thanks

Today, I give thanks. Throughout my day, these are the prayers I will be praying in thanks to the Giver of all good things. May Your Bride continue to give You thanks for all You are, and all You do for her each & every day. I thank You Lord for Your… LOVE. Poured outContinue reading “Give Thanks”

Sunday Psalm: Give Thanks

Everything I am comes from You Your hand shaped my being my gifts my freckles my smile my love for music & word All I am? Made by Your hands Everything I have comes from You my family my friends my cat my home my jobs my health all I have? Provision from Your handsContinue reading “Sunday Psalm: Give Thanks”

always something there to remind me

There is always something there to remind me. Every day, something reminds me of how much I have to be thankful for. Thank-full. Full of thanks. Most of us have moments we might otherwise pass by, and never notice the gift we were given in that very moment. Friday I decided to juice fast untilContinue reading “always something there to remind me”

walk a thousand miles….

Tonight I enjoyed hearing some of my favorite songs reintroduced with a Celtic flair at a free local concert. And I cannot get one of the songs off my mind, despite another CD playing here at home in the background. “(I’m Gonna Be) 500 Miles” by the Proclaimers is resonating within me…but not just becauseContinue reading “walk a thousand miles….”

mirror the joy

Joy is at the heart of God. Joy is a command. Joy is strength and its absence will create weakness. God is the happiest being in the universe. And God’s intent was that his creation would mirror his joy. – John Ortberg We were meant to mirror His joy. Joy can be found no matterContinue reading “mirror the joy”

broken & foolish

I know that God is good, merciful & gracious because He uses broken & foolish vessels like us to proclaim His unending love. –Eugene Cho God chooses to speak through people like you & I. Some days, I am more dumbfounded by that statement than I can easily express. I am not shocked God choosesContinue reading “broken & foolish”