Thankful In The Midst Of It All

This past week has been extremely busy.IMG_0218

I’ve hardly had time to sit down, much less put some coherent thoughts together into a blog post.

Things started to get hectic.

I could feel my stress level begin to rise.

I began to put unnecessary pressure on myself to “get it done”.

Household chores. Grad work to complete. An assignment due.

Lesson plans. Finishing summaries. A family to care for.

Exhausted. So tired.

Even so…life is good. So much to be thankful for.

Important to remember the thanks.

As I lay my head on the pillow at night, I sigh contentedly.

Happiness is mine.



Today I am thankful for:

* My dear husband who is my technology guru.

* He helps me in so many ways

* My son getting awards at school, being recognized for his achievements

* I am so proud of him

* A hot dinner, straight out of the crock pot

* I love crock pot meals

* Assignment turned in

* What a relief

* The first real snow of the season

* Quiet and white, softly falling

* Cold crisp morning with brilliantly colored sky

* Hot mug of coffee

* Mocha coffee…yum

* Thank you Lord for both the big and small things of life




The Creator Of It All

English: Wind chime close-up

The drive was slow and meandering.

Stopping the hurry, allows the eyes to see the still life.

White, Amish farm houses and bright red barns.

It looked like a picture from a magazine.

Golden grass swaying under a clear blue sky.

Rain, blessed rain…falling on dry parched ground.

Summer heat giving an appreciation for the cooler temperatures, when they come.

Ice cream cones that must be licked quickly.

Sitting out on the front porch.

Listening to the breeze stir the wind chimes.

So much to be thankful for, so very much.

And God, the Creator of it all.

 God saw all that He had made, and it was very good. Genesis 1:31  NIV

Time Captured

Antique Clock Face

Image by Garrett Crawford via Flickr

More moments to add to my list of thanks

Each captured

Time slows

Eucharisteo. Now. Always now.

I write them down, so I won’t forget.

Never forget His love for me


#182 Conversations that make me smile

#183 Blog comments

#184 Bright, golden sunshine

#185 Good mood

#186 A sense of accomplishment

#187 Anticipating a thunderstorm

#188 Taking a quiet time

#189 Family movie nights

#190 Email

# 191 Ice cream with chocolate syrup

#192 Watching my son chase the dog

#193 Laughing so hard