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I am out of my league. So many of the women who have mentored and sharpened and encouraged me are nominees here: I am absolutely baffled, and profoundly humbled, to…

Family, Freeze Frame, Gratitude

On the last day of January…

It was only a few minutes, the fading, gilded-in-gold ones before twilight, on the last day of January. But living—the real kind—needn’t take long nor pay any mind to calendars,…

Gift List, Gratitude, Morning Gathering, Quotes, Worship

I know

This has been one of our Morning Gathering poems this past week. The line keeps lilting softly throughout my hours: “Who kissed you through the dark, dear guesser?”I don’t have…

Gift List, Gratitude

He is Near: Give Thanks

“We give thanks because You are near.” ~ Psalm 75:1 741.the cool of Gatorade on parched throats742. Tylenol to douse fever’s flames743. Crisp sheets sliding over aching bones744. Soft mattress,…

Gift List, Gratitude

Gift List: A Way of Seeing

Happiness does not depend on outward things, but on the way we see them. ~Leo Tolstoy 711. That Kai and Shalom always hold hands when they sit side by side…

Children, Freeze Frame, Gift List, Gratitude

Heart Warmers

Sewing up corn warmers this afternoon, and smiling with gratitude for the gifts: 701. Hope reading Dr. Seuss stories to Shalom in the rocker until she fell asleep (one less…

Christmas, Gift List, Gratitude

Gift Day: The Giver is Greater

I bow down… and worship the King. For the Giver is greater than the sum of all His gifts. 589 the way a child cleans out the last of the…

Gratitude, Peace, Prayer, Worship


Turn again to your rest, O my soul, for the Lord has treated you well. ~Ps. 116:6 And, Lord, every day, You do. How you do.

Gift List, Gratitude

Grumble to Gratitude

God uses the the stories that are slipped into my inbox to teach me much… like this one. So much wisdom. Dear Ann,I found your blog a month or so…

Gift List, Gratitude

The Feast

For, after all, put it as we may to ourselves,we are all of usfrom birth to death guests at a table which we did not spread.The sun, the earth, love,…

Gift List, Gratitude

Grace isn’t a little prayer you chant before receiving a meal. It’s a way to live. ~ Jackie Windspear Up to #457…. 25 more days to write over 500 gifts……

Gift List, Gratitude, Worship

Use the Blessings

Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them, is the true measure of our thanksgiving. ~W.T. Purkiser