Category Archives: Gratitude

Climbing out… with gratitude

I awoke in a funk. My knee was throbbing. My family wasn’t reading my mind and acting accordingly. The sweet of fellowship had somehow fled since the precious hours the night before and left behind only the bitter of farewell. … Continue reading

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Oh, the Gifts!

Does anyone know who’s handing out the “bad blogger” awards this month? If only you could read all the posts I’ve written in my head. My main excuse is a pretty solid one – we’re moving in two weeks, back … Continue reading

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Gifts

Last week, I set up a simple notepad file on my desktop, in a top corner… hovering as a reminder. To accept everything as a gift. It seems to be more effective than trying to write gifts on paper, or … Continue reading

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Counting Gifts

Gifts #226 – 249 Reminders of our Hope Divine planning Deep snow A dog to run circles around me Crunch, crunch, crunch Days cozied-in as a family The thrill of flying over the snow No blood on the snow, despite … Continue reading

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Mid-winter Gratitude

We made a “dash” trip back home to Hutchinson this last weekend, leaving Friday evening and arriving back at our Missouri home this morning at 7am. The whirlwind trip was prompted by theĀ illness of one of Jonathan’s aunts, who has … Continue reading

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Scratching for Revival

I haven’t scratched out thanks on the keyboard since December. A heart full of thanks and mental lists of gifts, while fresh for a time without the scratching, have dulled and faded in the last few weeks. And my Mondays … Continue reading

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Gratitude for Memories Made

So many thanks from our visit to Papa & Mama in Florida and the E&R Byrds in North Carolina. This week is so full with the wonder of His coming… I’ll let the pictures speak my gratitude for last week. … Continue reading

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Gratitude from FL

We’re in Florida, enjoying time with my folks and other family. So much for which to be thankful! Gifts #145-179 Traveling mercies Friends who are caring for our home and animals while we are gone Sunrise on the road The … Continue reading

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The Gifts Overflow

This habit of thanks is a life-changer. I realize that I’m only on the tip of the blessings that come from thanks.  Yet, here at the tip, while there are things in my life that ache, my heart is simultaneously … Continue reading

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A Thousand Thanks

I lay in the dark, sleepless, emotions roiling, saying in my head what I might say aloud if he were awake. In the midst of my rant comes, “Any other time, I would be thanking God that I’m lying here … Continue reading

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