Day 22: Dear Mrs. McGrath

*It's hard to believe Day 22 of the Dear Gratitude project has arrived! Only eight more days of letters from eight more wonderful guest writers. Today's post is by LaDonna Busby, a friend and fellow church member.* This thank you is long overdue, and it is going to someone long dead.  Why do we wait... Continue Reading →

When donkeys speak

*Thanks to guest contributor Debra Dickey for writing today's post!* Lately, I’ve been feeling the regular need to seek a shelter -- a dwelling place considered as afforded protection, or a refuge -- during the storms and questions in my life.  One of my favorites is described in God’s Word as a ‘cleft in the... Continue Reading →

Powerless

*Special thanks to my friend Debra Dickey for sharing her insights in today's post.* This is when we are lured to give up.  This is the time we want to quit.  This is the feeling that leads to defeat and sadness.  This is when our prayers become cries of despair.  This is the time we... Continue Reading →

New names

*Thanks to Amy Driskill for pitching in as today's guest contributor. Happy spring time, everybody!* Spring time is a time of growth and renewal.  I look around me now, and I see wildflowers popping up all over my yard.   As I sit here, I think about how God has changed me.  It made me curious... Continue Reading →

Accurate to within 11,000 years

*Big thanks to my friend Debra Dickey-Liang for writing today's post and taking some of the stress of life away in such a humorous way.* While reading some interesting news articles the other day about the most recent pyramid discoveries in Sedeinga, Sudan, and, ‘New evidence suggests comet or asteroid impact was last straw for... Continue Reading →

There’s always a rock

*I'm very thankful that Debra Dickey-Liang sent me this post for today sharing her 2013 word of the year with us. What's your word or theme for 2013? What's on your mind? What are you learning right now? What will you be grateful for 11 months from now?*During my everyday life, with its various tasks... Continue Reading →

Hope fills holes

Yesterday, a friend and I baked our little hearts out in preparation for my husband's birthday celebration. While we cored apples and blended spices, we talked about what's going on in our lives . . .  pregnancy woes, impending birth of my daughter, financial issues, relationships with family members, and our unique struggles with letting... Continue Reading →

Life review of gratitude

*Special thanks to guest writer Debra Dickey-Liang for sharing with us!* A person that you are extremely grateful for . . . . As I read that sentence, my initial reaction was:  “How in the world could you pick just one person?!?”, because immediately, a score of people, and the reasons that I am grateful... Continue Reading →

Positive opposites

I catch myself worrying constantly. I know I'm not the only one. Last week, a friend of mine expressed the high level of anxiety she's been feeling and the thoughts that have been churning in her brain related to her daughter's situation at school. Another friend admitted that in preparation of her big move overseas,... Continue Reading →

Getting the morning back

Yesterday I had a relentless migraine that materialized before I ever got out of bed. My goal was to complete my last research paper for graduate school by bedtime yesterday; I finished six of eight pages, but I decided I'd be better off finishing it minus the nausea, pain, and throbbing which overwhelmed me. I... Continue Reading →

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