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My beautiful granddaughter, Elizabeth Pearl,
was born October 12.
Mommy and baby are doing fine. PTL!
Children and Grandchildren are a gift from the Lord.

November 2009


Please continue praying for my precious husband, Gary. He is better, but still needs prayer regarding his health.

Also, would you pray for me? It seems the faster I go, the behinder I get. My Day-Timer is filled, my To Do List is overflowing. (Part of my List includes updating this website. Thanks for your patience.) I keep thinking, "There is enough time today to do what God wants me to do. Smile.
Gary and I covet your prayers. Thank you!

Jan 2009 - Nine Powerful Words

Feb 2009 - Reign in Me Again

March 2009 - In All Your Ways

April 2009 - God's Luggageless Child

May 2009 - Mother's Day Letter


June 2009 - Father's Day Letter

July/Aug 2009 - The Secret Place

Sept 2009 - In the Morning

Oct 2009 - Don't Fear Tomorrow



Dear Precious Parent:
THANKSGIVING is a time of special celebration at our home, and this year Thanksgiving is going to be extra special! The oldest member of my family will be here--that would be my 81 year old dad driving here from Nevada with his lovely bride Barba. (Yes, I said driving!) They are newly weds, just been married a little over two years now (isn't God good!). Then the youngest member of the family will be here too--that would be Baby Elizabeth, born October 12. In addition, my favorite uncle will be flying in from Washington State and my youngest brother and his family are planning to come down from Kansas. Plus this year it is our turn to have Rex, Luke and their families with us. We will have a full house, and I'm so excited for all of us to be together.
One of our Thanksgiving traditions happens around the dinner table before we eat. Each person has the opportunity to share something(s) that he/she is thankful for. It is fun and can be emotional. There are laughs, sometimes a few tears, always a good time, and the making of more new memories. Of course, we take time to thank God for His blessings.
Recently, I was singing that children's chorus:
"Count your many blessings name them one by one.
Count your many blessings see what God has done.
Count your blessings, name them one by one.
And it will surprise you what the Lord has done."
As I was singing and reflecting on the past year, I began to count my many "earthly" blessings. And then a strange thing happened, or maybe it wasn't so strange--my mind wondered back to the time when Rex and Luke were little boys. We would pray together at night before they went to sleep. You may remember similar prayers that your children prayed, "Thank You for my mommy, and thank You for my daddy, and thank You for Spot (yes, we really had a dog named Spot) and thank You for . . ."
As I reflected on those childhood prayers of my sons, I stopped counting my many "earthly" blessings and began, "Thank you Father God for Your Word. Thank You for Your faithfulness. Thank You for being the same yesterday, today and forever. Thank You for keeping Your promises. Thank You for hearing and answering my prayers. Thank You for never leaving me or forsaking me. Thank You for working all things together for good. Thank You for being Sovereign. Thank You for saving my soul. Thank You for loving me with an everlasting love. Thank you for . . . Father God, I love You! I love You! I love You!"
It's crazy even to think that The Almighty, Creator of heaven and earth and everything in it (that includes you and me) really does love us and wants a relationship with us. Yet He does! And He made it possible through Jesus Christ, His only Son, who opened the door for us to talk to Him anytime, anywhere, about anything. And then to think He doesn't reject us, even when we talk to him about everything (even though nothing is hidden from Him anyway). Is that amazing or what?!
Jesus says in John 10:27, "My sheep hear My voice; I know them, and they follow Me."
Do you hear His voice? Do you hear Him calling your name? Do you hear Him saying, "I love you. I have things to share with you. Let's talk."? I can hear Him! Would you please join me and listen to His voice, respond to Father God with love, thanksgiving and praise. He is worthy, and you will find that it is worth it!
What are your plans for Thanksgiving this year? Do they include being with family and friends? I hope so. But, whatever you do, be sure to include the Lord--from whom all blessings flow. And talking about blessings, Psalm 127:3b reads, "Children are a gift from the Lord." This year make it a point to let your children know (no matter how old they are) that they are a gift from God. Let them know you thank God for them. Let them know how much you love them and that you are praying for them.
We can approach the throne of God with thanksgiving knowing, "The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective" (James 5:16b). Below is the Scripture prayer calendar, a tool for you to use as you pray for your loved ones, especially your children (and grandchildren).
Have a very blessed Thanksgiving, my friend.
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