Category Archives: Praise

Today I am Grateful for:


I am so very grateful for how much God loves me. Also, I am amazed and grateful that He still loves me after all the mess-ups of my life.  It has taken a very long time, but I think maybe He is finally getting through my thick skull.

1 John 4-19 SW5

I do not know about you, but I have had a yo-yo relationship with God my entire life. I would like to blame that on the fact that I am an alcoholic (recovered, praise God), but I really cannot say that alcohol was always the catalyst for my chaos. I can do a pretty good job all on my own, even after almost 16 years of sobriety, of forgetting that my life really only works when I lean into God and ask for His help to face all the challenges of this world, and to praise Him for all He has done for me.

I just finished reading an amazing book, Broken into Beautiful by Gwen Smith. Plus I am reading another book Gwen wrote called I Want it All that is continuing to point me to an understanding of who I am in God’s eyes. Even at almost 68 years old, He still has big plans for my life.  In the next few weeks I will share info on a project I began over thirty years ago that God is nudging me to complete.  Prayers appreciated that this time I will stay the course and for protection from the lies of the enemy.

I love you all!


Today I am Grateful for:

image2017 has started with a bang for me…good and bad…but I am lifting praises for all of it. I was very sick starting New Year’s day.

Major testing done yesterday – waiting on results. Short version biopsies still not back. I have an ulcer + + +. If malignant will have surgery. Surgeon has already been called in. He is being very proactive.

I am very impressed with the team of medical professionals taking care of me. 15873458_10154374580313460_9210623248237924178_nBTW I had a Nuclear Scan today and I am radioactive for next day and a half. I wonder if I will glow in the dark tonight!

Feeling better tonight than I have all week. Thank you for your prayers. God works in mysterious ways – lots of praise to share of how He has worked things out in several areas of my life since I turned it all over to Him Monday morning. Will share more later. Suffice it to say God’s got my back!


Father thank you for always being ready to step in when I finally let go of issues that are beyond my control.

Thank you for amazing team of medical personnel that are my team trying to resolve this issue, starting with my primary care doctor who was spot on in her diagnosis and for her insisting I go to the emergency room Wednesday.  Without her prodding I might not still be here.  Especially bless all the nurses, technicians, volunteers and support staff who work in hospitals.  Without them things would surely be a mess.

Father, God, thank you so much for how your hand has worked so many amazing things out while I lay here in the hospital unable to deal with things myself.  

I love you!  Amen. 

Today I am GRATEFUL for:


In the blink of an eye”

Scripture:  I love that no matter what I am feeling, or what my need, or problem is at any given moment, the solution is always found in God’s Word.  In this day of electronic “magic” I can find the exact verse I need in the blink of an eye. Years ago it took a lot more work with a very large concordance. I am basically lazy, so the instant answer suits me well. I have an electronic Bible on my iPad, which is great. Also, sometimes I can remember a phrase, or a word or two of a scripture and I can search the Internet using just those few words in quotes and it gets me right to what I am looking for.

Try this in a Google search

“in the blink of an eye” scripture

you will see how easy it is.

a strong word of caution…this also generates links to many interpretations of a scripture. Read with discernment.  Ask God to show you what He wants you to learn.  I would recommend Proverbs 3:5-6.

Woody the Woodpecker

Woody the Woodpecker

My Backyard: This year the birds have been very busy in my yard. There are multiple nests, cardinals, jays, woodpeckers, and our state bird, the mocking bird. I even saw a hummingbird last week. I have had a small feeder on the patio and they really seem to like it. Needs to be filled daily. Bought a new, bigger one a couple of days ago and hung it on the front porch. Don’t think they like it there, so I just moved it back to the patio. It’s a very peaceful place, my backyard. Thank you God.

New life: We have a new addition to our family on the way.  I will leave it at that for now, but ask for your prayers on the mother and the beautiful new baby growing inside her. I am very excited. Love you “B”.

Footnote: I wish I knew what to write that might generate a response from someone reading this.  It would be so wonderful if my little blog led me to new friends. 


Father thank you for knowing me so well, from the beginning, that you put the words I would need, for every situation, into the hearts of the writers of your love for me.  Forgive me for not spending more time in them and help me to make reading your words top priority in my day.

Thank you for the beautiful birds and frogs and lizards and all the other “critters” that visit my yard. I love how you care for them.

Father, God, I especially want to thank you for blessing our family with this new life. There hasn’t been a baby in our family for a very long time. I am rejoicing! Protect both through this pregnancy and bring us a beautiful, healthy baby in November.