Our Thanksgiving

Last night I gave my two sons a piece of paper and pen/pencil. I asked them
to write three things they were thankful for. One wrote:1)food 2)family 3)
electricity, the other wrote 1)mom 2)dad and 3) brother. Now I had to write
my three things as well:1)my family 2) my health 3) a place to live. I began
to think on this and yes, I am thankful for all of these things, but we have
many blessings to be thankful for. This song is truly a great
blessing:
“Amazing Grace, how sweet
the sound, that saved a WRETCH
like me. I once was lost, but
now I’m found, was blind, but
now I see.”

God so freely offers this grace to everyone who will receive. May we all be
thankful this season, for His Grace! Continue reading “Our Thanksgiving”

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My son, God’s Son

Monday afternoon, my son, Nathaniel, was very adamant about going in the attic. I asked him what did he need in the attic. He said, “oh, I just need to get something.” No matter what I said, it was obvious that he was going to be persistent, about getting in the attic, so I allowed him to go. While in the attic, he noticed the Christmas stuff, and asked if we could put the Christmas tree up. Well, I explained that it is a little early for that, since we haven’t even had Thanksgiving yet, and he was agreeable. Yet, he continued to look around at the Christmas boxes, and noticed the little Nativity box. He said, “Oh, mama, can I put the Nativity scene out?” I thought to myself, “it is never too early to remember the baby Jesus’s birth.” I said, “Of course, you can!” He so excitedly brought it down out of the attic, and I a Continue reading “My son, God’s Son”

LOVE YA

One morning you will never wake up.
Do all your friends know you love them?
I was thinking…I could die today,
tomorrow or next week,
and I wondered if I had any wounds needing to be healed,
friendships that needed rekindling or three words needing to be said.
Let every one of your friends know you love them.
Even if you think they don’t love you back,
you would be amazed at what those three little words and a smile can do.
And just in case GOD calls me home before I see you again…….
I LOVE YA!!!

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Adversity

ADVERSITY ITSELF ISN’T A GREAT TEACHER, BUT I’VE OFTEN LEARNED A LOT WHILE FACING ADVERSITY. DURING THOSE TIMES. I’VE FELT CURIOUSLY CLOSER TO GOD AND KNOW OF MY GREAT NEED FOR HIM.
I’VE ALSO BECOME KEENLY AWARE THAT I DON’T HAVE ALL OF THE ANSWERS. AND PERHAPS I’VE BEEN MORE WILLING TO HUMBLE MYSELF IN ORDER TO HEAR THE DIRECTION GOD HAS ORDERED FOR MY LIFE.
I’VE DISCOVERED THAT WHAT GOD HAS IN STORE FOR ME IS FAR GREATER THAN ANYTHING I CAN THINK UP. AND I’VE LEARNED NOT TO BUCKLE UNDER ADVERSITY, BUT TO MAINTAIN HOPE AND ANTICIPATION REGARDING THE OUTCOME.
IN FACT, I’VE EVEN HEARD MYSELF ASKING FROM TIME TO TIME. “WELL I’VE REALLY DONE IT, GOD, SO HOW ARE YOU GOING TO GET ME OUT OF THIS ONE?’ IT HASN’T ALWAYS BEEN EASY. SOMETIMES I’VE HAD TO BATTLE DISCOURAGEMENT AND FEAR. BUT WHEN I’VE BEEN QUIET ENOUGH TO REALLY LISTEN FOR GOD’S GUIDANCE, I’VE BEEN ABLE TO HEAR IT.
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Baptism

As a mother, I have received the best gift ever, recently. My two boys decided to receive Christ and to obey Him in baptism. What a day of rejoicing for my husband and myself, along with all the angels in heaven! Please help
me pray that God will continue to keep their hearts soft before Him and that they will always be sensitive to His calling on their lives.

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Natural Highs

Think about them one at a time before going on to the next one . .
It Does Make You Feel Good, especially the thought at the end #45.

1. Falling in love.

2. Laughing so hard your face hurts.

3. A hot shower.

4. No lines at the supermarket.

5. A special glance.

6. Getting mail.

7. Taking a drive on a pretty road.

8. Hearing your favorite song on the radio.

9. Lying in bed listening to the rain outside.

10. Hot towels fresh out of the dryer.

11. Chocolate milkshake (vanilla or strawberry).

12. A bubble bath.

13. Giggling.

14. A good conversation.

15. The beach

16. Finding a 20 dollar bill in your coat from last winter.

17. Laughing at yourself.

18. Looking into their eyes and knowing they Love you

19. Midnight phone calls that last for hours.

20. Running through sprinklers.

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God has a Purpose for your Life

I was reading in Jeremiah this morning and I thought of all of us on The Daily Lily.

“I knew you before I formed you in my mother’s womb. Before you were
born I set you apart and appointed you as my prophet to the nations.”(NLT)
At the bottom of the page it reads (1:5) “” God knew you, as He knew
Jeremiah, long before you were born or even conceived. He thought about you
and planned for you. When you feel discouraged or inadequate, remember that
God has always thought of you as valuable and that he has a purpose in mind
for you. (1:6-8) “Often people struggle with new challenges because they
lack self-confidence, feeling that they have inadequate ability, training,
or experience. Jeremiah thought he was ‘too young’ and inexperienced to be
God’s prophet to the nations. But God promised to be with him. We should not
allow feelings of inadequacy to keep us from obeyi Continue reading “God has a Purpose for your Life”