- My beautiful
granddaughter, Elizabeth Pearl,
- was born October
- Mommy and baby are doing
- Children and Grandchildren
are a gift from the Lord.
Please continue praying
for my precious husband, Gary. He is
better, but still needs prayer regarding
- 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!
- THANKSGIVING is
a time of special celebration at our home, and this
year Thanksgiving is going to be extra special!
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
- 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:
your many blessings name them one by one.
your many blessings see what God has done.
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,
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
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
- We can approach
the throne of God with thanksgiving knowing,
of a righteous person is powerful and effective"
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
- Have a very
blessed Thanksgiving, my friend.
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* Scripture Prayer Calendar