Tag: Gratitude

Unwilling Gratitude

Sometimes I just don’t feel thankful. There I said it. I read countless gratitude posts on Facebook, and today I’m just not feeling it. I looked at my husband this evening and said, “I know I should be celebrating the

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Little Things

I pulled the classic mom move and volunteered my son to help with a destruction project for an elderly woman from church. He wasn’t overly excited at the proposition. Then I told him he could drive the tractor and he

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Crabby!

I’m crabby! I know that’s hard to believe. The men in my house will be happy to confirm. It is easy for me to move into crabby mode when I feel like I’m being forced to do something I don’t

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Thankful for Sacrifice

During this celebration of Independence, I want to take a quick moment to be thankful for the sacrifice so many have made for my freedoms. This picture of my dad in a foxhole during WWII is my constant reminder of

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Free

It is that time of year to pause and remember and be thankful for those who have given the ultimate sacrifice to maintain my freedom. This reminds me that freedom isn’t free. Greater love has no one than this: to

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Delight

Delight is a word that I have been sitting with recently. It is more than enjoy. It means to please someone greatly or take great pleasure. So, when I read this scripture, I began to question if I really do this. Do

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Sing

I have always loved to sing. I have always found it refreshing to my soul, and always chalked it up to a personal enjoyment nothing more. I shouldn’t be surprised, however, that God created singing for so much more. As I

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Enjoy!

My mom taught me well, always buy on clearance, save for emergencies and retirement, give to church and charity, and don’t carry debt. There was no room for extravagances or brand names unless on clearance. In fact, when I find

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The Time is Now

Sometimes, my ability to procrastinate astounds me. I think of myself as a planner, a lover of the “to do” list, and yet, the things I put off are often the most important. Changing this is long overdue. In fact,

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Coincidence?

Four! How did that happen? I have been posting weekly for four years. It is hard to believe it has been that long. It’s hard to believe I have that much to say. How do I continue to have something

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