A Snapshot of Gratefulness – Philippians 4:6-7

I played outside with my family this week. My husband, sons, and grandson shot basketballs in a game of PIG while two other grandchildren sped by on their bikes, launching themselves off the ramp. The youngest sat in the grass. A couple of times I stopped the ball from escaping, kicking it back into the … Continue reading A Snapshot of Gratefulness – Philippians 4:6-7

Multiplying blessings – Psalm 103:1-5

I'm slowly being buried in blessings I don't want, mostly because of my daughter's wedding. Amy moved home to save her rent money for wedding preparations last year. Within weeks boxes from Amazon began piling up by our front door. It felt like Christmas, only instead of celebrating the coming of a Savior we anticipated … Continue reading Multiplying blessings – Psalm 103:1-5

A Quick Thanksgiving Meditation – Philippians 4:6-8

My eyes were stinging as I mixed the chopped onions into the dressing for the turkey a little while ago. Earlier I'd chosen a playlist on YouTube that featured Maranatha Music's scripture songs. I sang along with a couple of them as I puttered around the kitchen, enjoying the encouraging, uplifting thoughts. Then this came … Continue reading A Quick Thanksgiving Meditation – Philippians 4:6-8

Thankful in a Big Way – Psalm 136:1-3

My Facebook feed has been overwhelmed by expressions of thankfulness this week. My friends are appreciating the people they love, beauty they find, and things that delight them, so I won't add to what's already been covered on this Giving-of-Thanks day. I'm looking at a bigger picture today, thanking God because he is good. Without his … Continue reading Thankful in a Big Way – Psalm 136:1-3

It’s my Party and I’ll Play if I Want To – Psalm 126:2-3

I stopped pounding on my hefty typewriter when I heard the screen door rattle and a child's voice. "Can Terry play?" As Robert Jack, the neighbor boy, asked mom first for my brother, then each of my siblings by name, she explained we were unavailable. It didn't matter to him that we were in high school, and our … Continue reading It’s my Party and I’ll Play if I Want To – Psalm 126:2-3