Category Archives: Gratitude

What is it You Want?

I have been stopped for several days now, in Jerusalem, trying to get to the temple. There’s a conversation unfolding there (in John 5) that has grabbed my attention.  However, God has not allowed me to get close just yet. … Continue reading

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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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Something You Can Count On

There’s just something about the midnight blue dawning, where Night meets Day to hand off the sheltering of all that is living. There’s a strip of beauty in this relay of ending and beginning. As the baton of time changes … 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 Same Old Heart Battles Rage and We’re Never Satisfied

I am sitting here in quiet again, staring out the bay window at the fat, fluffy flakes falling steadily, covering limb and lawn on this last day of winter. The list is long, and motivation is short. Watching the finches … 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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