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Jul 1

Lord I thank you for the cooler weather today. Thank you for creativity and art. Thank you for my love of learning and my appreciation for words and for people. Please strengthen my heart and help me to be strong and keep looking to you. Amen.

  Psalms 34:7‭-‬10, 12-13 ERV

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Jun 16

Hello, Lord. Thank you for touching me, healing me, growing me. Thank you for resisting my pleas to come Home, so that I can continue to serve you in the days ahead. Please help me to find joy again, to see beyond the difficulties of life. Thank you for the written word, and thank you […]

Jun 10

Hello, Father. Thank you for hope, of the kind that is independent of circumstances. Thank you for fellowship with your Spirit, something I have enjoyed since I was such a small child who had more connection with nature and its Creator than with people and their world which seemed so cruel and dirty. Thank you […]

May 27

Good morning, Father. Thank you for the peace and calm I have this morning, feeling much better, more hopeful and less stressed. It does suck that people and their bogus treatment cause way, way more stress than having no electricity, no real home, and very little food we can eat without heating capabilites. I am […]

May 26

Lord, it is hot, almost 100 degrees. I thought we would be out of Texas weeks ago. Help me to not get too irritable, and to just stay light and supportive and sensitive to all my husband’s needs, and less sensitive to my own. Thank you for helping me get a full night of sleep, […]

May 7

Hello, Lord! Thank you for the awesome day yesterday, even though I did get rather stressed at the sluggish internet connection I had, which may have helped me detach even more from this place, LOL. I will be very grateful to not have to pay for such unreliable internet service as we have here, but […]

Apr 1

Hello, Father! Today I am celebrating one full year without a working vehicle, because one year ago today the inspection/registration ran out on my car, and I refused to have it pass inspection by illegal means, still knowing I could not afford to have it repaired enough to pass legally. That same car still sits […]

Mar 13

Good morning, Lord! Thank you so much for helping me through that pretty rough day yesterday!! My mind and body were both rather distraught, and even when I went to bed I still felt pretty lousy. But you rescued me all night long, every barely-awake moment reminding me to be thankful to you for something, […]

Feb 17

Good morning, Lord! Thank you for these last two extremely productive days, and thank you for giving me work to do to keep me sane and hopeful! Thank you for waking me up today with a fire under my feet, motivated to put up a Craigslist ad and notices on Facebook, to try to basically […]

Feb 14

Good morning, Father. I thank you that life is full of ups and downs, so that when we have down times, we can feel pretty certain that they will not last. I thank you for teaching me about yourself and your own struggles, and I ask you to help my heart and mind and body […]

Feb 12

Good morning, Lord. Thank you for all your patience with us crazy humans and all our problems. Thank you for having an interest in us, even as individuals! Thank you for the deer in the forest that I know are still there, waiting to be encountered some day when I make it back to the […]

Feb 1

Good morning, Father. I thank you, Lord, that you are ENOUGH to sustain me — no matter what is going on around me, no matter what is going on, inside me. Thank you for holding me up, keeping me going, giving me strength to pour out to others even when I feel like I have […]

Jan 12

Good morning, Lord! Thank you for the awesome warm weather lately – 80 degrees yesterday, in January!! And now it is already 69 degrees, while I sit on the porch, typing on my phone and listening to birds sing and the distant train rumble. Father, you see that my computer is on the fritz again, […]

Jan 3

Good morning, Father. Lord, I ask you to please be near your people as they return to work and their everyday lives, after the holidays and winter break. Teach them how to “Fight off the Post-Vacation Blues“! Thank you, Lord, for teaching me how to enjoy the Little Things, the tiny pleasures of warm water, […]

Nov 20

Good morning, Lord. Thank you for the strength and positive attitude I’ve had these last couple days while surrounded by much despair. This morning, it feels like it is cascading in on my heart, threatening to suffocate me. But you are my breath, Lord, and I trust you to sustain me. Please help me to […]

Nov 5

Good morning, Father. Well, it was definitely the gratitude yesterday that helped so much, not just the fresh air and exercise. I know this for certain because once again I had a struggle last night, woke up grumpy and down on myself. But I did even a little more exercise than yesterday, and went for […]

Nov 4

Good morning, Father! Thank you so much for reminding me to be thankful this morning as I started my day! Wow, that REALLY makes a difference!! All night I struggled, trying to give things to you but still feeling anxious and grumpy and having trouble sleeping. Even when I woke up and got out of […]

Oct 27

Good morning, Lord. Thank you for helping me get a good night’s sleep and yet already getting some work done, so I feel motivated. Lord, please help me to be patient and kind and merciful and loving. Help me to stay healthy and not fall any further into this feeling of sickness. Help me to […]

Oct 25

Good morning, Father! Thank you for the awesome insights into the power of appreciation! It seems like a verification of what I learned recently about how to be prepared for anything — that all you need is to pray and be thankful! And it reminds me of so many verses I’ve read that reiterate some […]

Oct 18

Good morning, Lord! Thank you for this most awesome start to my day – time with the hubby, warmup exercise at home, then a 50-minute walk to the post office and back, passing up a few hundred cars stuck in the local traffic jam (and thus having ample opportunity for gratitude!!!). Thank you for my […]