Gratitude

Gratitude

Thanksgiving is over. I’m sure we all loved the turkey and pumpkin pie! Well, some of us–I know it’s a bit un-American, but I don’t like pumpkin pie, but that’s beside the point. Thanksgiving was created as a day to focus on all the blessings God’s given up in the previous year, but sometimes that […]

Traditions

Traditions

The crisp fall air is all around us. Pumpkin everything is out! It must be that time of year again. Thanksgiving! I know for a lot of people this time of the year is hard. Some families are far away, some have had loved ones pass away this year. God is able to wrap his […]

This Time of Year

This Time of Year

The above photo is from last year. We haven’t had that much snow here in NW Wisconsin, yet. If Thanksgiving is four days away, can Christmas be far behind? Rhetorical question, because of course it is. But let’s focus on Thanksgiving, and . . . gratitude. I’m grateful for the things I miss. Weird? Not […]

Being Thankful Despite of Health Issues and Hard Times

Being Thankful Despite of Health Issues and Hard Times

I’ve recently been struggling with a few health issues. Not a new thing for me. From the start, even as a child, I have experienced many health problems. I have a lot of chronic conditions, and have had a lot of injuries and illnesses. All of this is to say that there are times when […]

Drowning in Debt

Drowning in Debt

When my husband and I retired, I thought we were financially set with our federal annuity and social security, once we became eligible for it. We never dreamed back in 2001 that gas prices would soar to almost $4.00 a gallon over a decade later. How could we have known that my husband’s unforeseen health […]

Learning to Be Content

Learning to Be Content

This is one of the first posts I published here, and while I don’t often repeat them I felt the need to do it today. It’s remained a popular post for the last couple of years. Right from the start, people started relating to it. Many sent me tweets and emails about this subject. I […]

Show Me

Show Me

Exodus 33:12-23 “Now show me Your glory.”   Moses must have been from Missouri, the “Show Me” state!  After all Moses had seen and experienced, from the first moment of standing on holy ground and hearing the voice of the Lord, to responsibility for a million – million – people…in receiving God’s Little Instruction Book, […]

Learn To Be Content In All Things

Learn To Be Content In All Things

Being content and being thankful can go hand and hand. I am going to turn this on myself for a second because I have a huge problem with always being content. I always work harder and I always want more, never really being content with what I already have. As I was sitting one day […]

Five Lessons From My Yard

Five Lessons From My Yard

And God said, “Let the earth sprout vegetation, plants yielding seed, and fruit trees bearing fruit in which is their seed, each according to its kind, on the earth.” And it was so. Genesis 1:11 ESV Up here in the northern part of the United States, it’s safely well into growing season. They may have […]

Center Stage

Center Stage

I recently watched an episode of a popular TV show in which an aspiring young artist was given a tour of the Grand Ole Opry. As she was escorted onto the stage to view the vast auditorium, her tour guides pointed out “The Circle” that is center stage. The young lady was told that all […]

The Most Important Choices of My Christian Life

The Most Important Choices of My Christian Life

One of the things that has always amazed me is God’s commitment to free will. He wanted us to make choices, not just follow him because we were forced to. In the Christian life, we make choices all the time, but some choices seem bigger than others. These three have transformed my life completely.

A Big Christmas Doll

A Big Christmas Doll

With eight of us children and I the youngest, many Christmases we had no gifts. But one year, probably while I was 4 or 5, I received a doll almost as tall as I was. She obviously was used because she had little cracks all over her hard “skin,” even up into her molded hair. […]

Celebrate Life!

Celebrate Life!

Psalm 90:12 Teach us to number our days that we may gain a heart of wisdom.   There is nothing like a serious health crisis to teach us to number our days! It started on April Fool’s Day (yes, God does have a sense of humor!) in 2012 and continues still. How it will end, only […]

Be Anxious For Nothing

Be Anxious For Nothing

One of my favorite verses in the Bible is Philippians 4:6-8.  It is hard not to be anxious, but it is a good measuring tool  to know the condition of my relationship with Christ.  If I am anxious, I cannot be trusting Him at the same time.  As I get older it is easier to […]