Giving thanks: It's about more than words

It's so cold out tonight-nothing extreme really, but it was 70 here in good ol' fickle-weather Kentucky just a couple of days ago, so the cold hurts. I think the cold was good for a cause tonight though.  Several local folks gathered at the county courthouse to discuss the need for, and plans for, opening a homeless shelter in our county. The biting cold certainly made me think about how miserable and frightening it would be to have to spend the night outside in some makeshift shelter. ...more

A grateful heart: My thanks to those who serve

 Jason Sommes flying the Grumman Bearcat in Watsonville, ...more

God is a Better Manifester than I, By Far

Yesterday I posted my first post about the popular topic of "manifesting." I stated it's not something I think a lot about, but I guess to correct myself I'll modify that to say that it is something I have been witnessing quite a bit ...more

Attitude of gratitude: Thankful for my home

My dream home: It’s nestled in the country with lots of acres all around. It has a big wrap-around porch where the kids can play and my husband and I can watch sunsets and see the storms roll in. I love a good thunderstorm....more

One Thank You at a Time

How often do you say 'thank you'? I don't mean in the checkout or drive-through line, but to people who aren't expecting it.  A few years ago, while reading books about effective leaders, I ran across a suggestion to send three thank you cards per week, old-school, handwritten, snail mail.  I loved the idea! Imagine someone's face or their voice when they tell you they've received your card. It's an amazing feeling to know you've made someone's day. You invested in your relationship with that person. Go ahead. Give it a try. Watch what happens....more

Attitude of gratitude: Thankful for my children

 Today’s been a good day.The girls have gotten along and I haven’t felt stressed with the normal refereeing I usually have to do: “Don’t touch her. Don’t pull her hair. Get back. Don’t don’t don’t, nope, give it back …” etc....more

Simplicity, Living In The Moment

I used to run right by it, before I was a Mom. Simplicity, the beauty of the simple things in the moment.My standard pace was more of an easy run than a walk, easy to achieve with long legs that allow for leaping steps. And sometimes when my husband and I are out alone ( a sitter at home with the kids, the clock ticking) I return to this habit, when it is just he and I ."  Slow down " he tells me. " We aren't in a hurry"  he reminds me....more
No way. Small world. It is very fun and a cool way to see what my teen girl is thankful for. ...more

Attitude of gratitude: Thankful for God's protection

A few weeks ago I had a great idea.I was going to write every day in November with a theme of “An Attitude of Gratitude.” Every. Single. Day.I really don’t know what’s happening inside my head sometimes. It was easy for me to come up with a list of things to write about. But the more I thought about having to post something every day — I got a bit stressed out. Three times a week? Doable. But seven? I prayed about it quite a bit. I never got the feeling that it was something I needed to do.  ...more

I Give Thanks for A Horse, A Cop, & 3 Musketeers

I have so many reasons to give thanks today. I am a grateful beneficiary to 3600 additional seconds of sweet slumber. Yes indeed, I fell back on my down feathered pillow and enjoyed every morsel of sweet sleep my God granted. I awoke to the sun’s amber rays seeping through my blinds with its desire to touch the silhouette of my face. The warm embrace of my husband’s chilled signaled the beginning of another Sunday. It is a Sunday where as the Tri-Cities church community we gather together in worship for worship to our God. We sing, we praise, we pray, we give thanks. We celebrate! I stop....more

Six Impossible Things Before Breakfast

"Alice laughed: "There's no use trying," she said; "one can't believe impossible things.""I daresay you haven't had much practice," said the Queen. "When I was younger, I always did it for half an hour a day. Why, sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast."from Alice's Adventures in Wonderland I was in a funk this morning, so I started looking for Six Impossible Things to Believe Before Breakfast. It wasn't difficult. It only took me about a half an hour:...more