No thankfulness challenge could be complete without telling the story of my house from September, 2005. This story is one of my favorites to tell. God gave me a house. Don't misunderstand; I have a mortgage - so technically I am paying for it. But there is no way I could be in this situation [...]
Happy Thanksgiving! Today I am thankful for work. This is an area where I have struggled. I was fired from one job (under shady circumstances), laid off twice due to budget cuts, and walked away from two jobs due to high stress. My jobs have given me the usual ups and downs that we all [...]
The more I think about what Christ did for me, the more blessings I can list. Today I want to thank God for Christian friends. I have some amazing friends. There are some ladies in my church that could be mother figures to me (and sometimes they are), but they also treat me as an [...]
After thanking God for salvation from sins through Jesus Christ's death on the cross, my mind is filled with numerous life blessings. Salvation was possible because God the Father, sent God the Son (Jesus) to die. God was willing to pay the ultimate price for me. God chose to do this despite the fact that [...]
I have seen many thankfulness challenges around Thanksgiving time. I haven't formally participated in the past, but I want to this year. It is my goal to post something for which I am thankful each day this week. When I take time to "Count My Blessings", I find how many I really have. Writing gives me [...]
As Christians, we often talk about being content with whatever stage of life we are facing. I want to tell the story about a difficult time in my life. God blessed and provided in so many ways. It was still a hard time in life – I faced some hard circumstances. However, God gave me [...]
This picture shows a chalkboard in my living room. I know John 3:30 doesn't really say that. At least not in any formal translation. This is how my brain works. I figure the more God increases and the more I decrease, then I should just disappear. I need to allow God to take over every [...]
The most exalted position we as human beings can have is on our knees before holy, almighty God. It is the best place to be. Now why don't I remember that more often? God's still workin' on me!
God can turn a penny into a million bucks if He so chooses. So why do I get upset when He chooses to use me as a single penny?
Never underestimate the power of crying with a friend. The balm that can be to a weary, hurting soul is extraordinary. When you shed tears with someone who is hurting you show that you hurt with them.