Thanksgiving All November: List #3

Thanksgiving All November: List #3

{Click here for the explanation and here and here for the first two lists.} Day 1: ▪ a good night of sleep ▪ having one of my favorite breakfasts: toast, hashbrown cake, ketchup, and a runny/dippy egg (in a stack). Plus Earl Grey tea with a splash of milk making a...
Thanksgiving and Christmas

Thanksgiving and Christmas

Some people have been teasing me by putting up Christmas decorations, listening to/singing Christmas music, etc. before Thanksgiving. And I’ve protested against it. I insist that we can’t just skip over Thanksgiving. I was not happy with the snow before...
I Lift My Hands (aka, Praise and Pride)

I Lift My Hands (aka, Praise and Pride)

I didn’t know for years that if you really want to get to joy, there is only one road that will really get you there: thanksgiving. I also didn’t know: Thanksgiving comes from the Hebrew word “Yadah”—which is to say YADAH, YADAH, YADAH means to give thanks, give...
Thanksgiving Playlist

Thanksgiving Playlist

Because I’m a big music-lover and because I think we need to celebrate Thanksgiving more (and part of celebrating is music), I’m going to share my Thanksgiving playlist with y’all! 😁 You can find it here on YouTube. I listed below the titles and...
Is He Worthy?

Is He Worthy?

Do you feel the world is broken? (We do) Do you feel the shadows deepen? (We do) But do you know that all the dark won’t Stop the light from getting through? (We do) Do you wish that you could see it all made new? (We do) Is all creation groaning? (It is) Is a...
Dreams and Dreamers

Dreams and Dreamers

Dreams are funny things (often literally). From what I understand, they can happen during any stage of sleep, but we tend to remember the ones that occur during the REM (rapid eye movement) stage, as they usually are more vivid. And, if we awake during the REM stage...
Wait

Wait

Desperately, helplessly, longingly, I cried; Quietly, patiently, lovingly, God replied. I pled and I wept for a clue to my fate . . . And the Master so gently said, “Wait.” “Wait? you say wait?” my indignant reply. “Lord, I need answers,...
Loving My Enemies (Jonah, Part 13)

Loving My Enemies (Jonah, Part 13)

The story ends abruptly with a question left unanswered, and we are invited to answer it ourselves. Will we see the beauty of the God who shows mercy to sinners? Will we recognize the extravagant grace that God has shown to us? Will we extend compassion to His image...
Lazarus and I

Lazarus and I

Did Lazarus ever regret it—coming out of that grave? Do you think he ever wished he was back in the dark, the silence, the unfeeling, uncaring, no longer aching? He could hide, didn’t have to face anyone or anything. He could...
Scared to Love (Jonah, Part 12)

Scared to Love (Jonah, Part 12)

… See, Jonah didn’t run from God because he was afraid. He didn’t run because he was afraid of the brutality of the people of Nineveh; he didn’t run because he was scared for his life. He ran because he knew God would use his message to change these...