“Holy Spirit, influence my heart, and tune my tongue, that I may gratefully give thanks unto the Lord, praising him not only with my lips — but with life. O for grace from God, that I may daily give thanks to God, and speak of his goodness, and celebrate his mercy, in every possible way!” James Smith (1858)
1475. I am filled with gratitude to my Unchangeable God because in the different seasons of our lives, through all the daily changes that happen as our children grow and as we become, in a sense, only spectators of what the Lord is doing in their lives, we can trust that His plans for them are unchanging.
1476. I am grateful for those songs that you can sing all day long, over and over again (and children that just smile at you… and by now also know the words for the songs by heart)
1478. Friends over for lunch.
1479. Healthy parents.
1480. Sunlight coming through my window as I read my Bible.
1481. The expectation of doing this.
1482. The best comfort food ever (and always satisfying).
1483. These words spoken by one of my dearest friends, “You become afraid of the future, only when you start trying to look beyond today” So true. Didn’t Jesus said it too: “Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.“?
1484. A mid-term exam week over.
1485. Long conversations and longer hugs.
1486. Our family devotional book: We Shall See God
1487. That He hears me and hides me under His wings.
1488. My life, how He has changed me and how He has given me the desire to “daily give thanks, and speak of his goodness, and celebrate his mercy, in every possible way!”
Under His sun and by His grace,
Beautiful quote, truths, thanksgiving thoughts, and your daughter is so pretty with snow in her hair!
Everything is beautiful, Becky! I always love seeing pictures of your family, too. What a rich woman you are. And healthy parents? Yes. That's a treasure!