Category Archives: Counting Joy

When You Think You Need More

I am pondering satisfaction over here, in the dark and cold dawn. I love Psalm 145. It contains some of the “10,000 Reasons” for my heart to sing. “Thou openest Thy hand, Thou satisfiest the desire of every living thing.” … Continue reading

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With a Different Measure

Recently I read my umpteenth public post of romantic gushing from one long-married partner to the other. This one was after 34 years, and was the husband, no less. It was sweet. Some of my closest friends and church family … Continue reading

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When the Differences are Opportunities

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving Day— a day usually inseparable from tradition, family and abundance for many people. For me this year, it is a day when life’s changes will be evident. For my family, the past couple of years have brought … Continue reading

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Veterans of a Different Kind…Counting the Grace

Veteran’s Day was yesterday and through social media I read many wonderful expressions of gratitude to well-deserving military servants, both past and present. Where would we be as a country, and as individuals, if these loyal citizens had not given … Continue reading

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When a Heart Needs Reminding

This morning, bathed in spring sunshine streaming in from the bay window, I am pondering the Easter story. In the corner sits a beautiful lily, whose white trumpets seem to herald the resurrection joy in every moment. I am reminded … Continue reading

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Counting Grace

It’s a wonder, really, when a heart bends to God and shares the joy it finds–enlarging Jehovah’s glory. He who loves, and gifts us each moment with grace, is worthy. I am so very grateful for the spiritual challenge and continous joy … Continue reading

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Counting Joy Amidst Trials

Day Three What do you do when it’s cancer…again? When it’s his turn, once more, to bear fruit of the faulty line of genes? When looking back, there’s mother and sister and father and nephew and grandfather and grandmothers twice, … Continue reading

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