Category Archives: Being Thankful

Sing to the Lord

In one of our chapel classes this week , our lesson was centered on Psalm 95:1 – 2. It is one of my favorites. The psalmist writes: Psalm 95:1 O come, let us sing unto the LORD: let us make … Continue reading

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A Prayer of Praise

During the beginning of the  quarantine last year, I set some goals for myself.  One of my goals was to improve my Spanish.  I have been listening to Spanish podcasts every day, regularly reading my Spanish Bible and writing in … Continue reading

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What Do You Want For Christmas

Every year at Christmas time, people ask one another, “What would you like for Christmas?”  As I was thinking about that very question the other day, it occurred to me that I really do have everything I want and everything … Continue reading

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Lessons I Have Learned from My Dogs

Our household isn’t as full now as it has been over the years.  Although the kids and grandkids live pretty close by, most days it’s just the wife and me in the house.  And the dogs.  I’ve had more time … Continue reading

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Counting Blessings, My Cup Runneth Over!

On Christmas day, Marta and I spent some time with family.  We were able to visit with Marta’s parents and all of our kids and our grandkids.  And of course, we exchanged some gifts.  I got some wonderful gifts, new … Continue reading

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Hope Through God’s Word

This week I am starting to work on a short devotional about hope that I have been asked to share at a local hospital.   I have been praying and studying some scriptures which speak about hope.  So many of my … Continue reading

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Working in You and Through You

I am excited that we are having another baptism tomorrow at church.  This will be the second baptism we have had this summer.  And we will have another one soon as another young man came forward last week to give … Continue reading

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What’s a Life Map?

I have been making a life map for a class that I am taking.  A life map is meant to be a visual time line of key moments in your life.  I have been writing down the dates and seasons … Continue reading

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Lord, I’m Thankful

I was driving to work the other morning reflecting on all the reasons I have to be thankful.  The Lord has truly been good to me.  As I was counting my blessings and telling God thank you, I wrote this … Continue reading

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A Time to Grow

I spent some time visiting with a person the other day who is over 90 years old.  They were sharing about their life and all of the blessings they have received from God.  They spoke of family, friends and faith.  … Continue reading

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