Return to Praise-Fest!

Posted by on Mar 23, 2013 in gratitude, Praise, Uncategorized | 0 comments

There are days when the only way to start the day is with gratitude and praise. So, given that fact, I am going to just praise my God here, using attributes and actions that are on my God List. God, you create a shelter and shade in the heat of the day–you are a refuge and hiding place from the storms and rains of life. Thank you that this is so. You are seated on your throne, high and exalted. Your train, O God, fills the Heavenly temple....

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Miracles and Moments of Grace for Moms

Posted by on Mar 8, 2013 in gratitude, Uncategorized | 0 comments

A ten year old,  autism spectrum boy, a “magical” connection with a formerly abused mustang, and a “Forbidden Ride” are components of a story found in the pages of a newly released book called Miracles and Moments of Grace: Inspiring Stories From Moms. This is a (true) story I wrote about my son and one of our four horses. This book is filled  with “Chicken Soup for the Soul” type inspiration! My son is now...

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Techie Tuesday #06 – 1000 Gifts App – A Great Way to Record God’s Gifts in *Your* Life

Posted by on Mar 5, 2013 in gratitude, Praise, technology, Uncategorized | 0 comments

A beautiful FREE app that is a spin-off product of Ann Voskamp’s book, One Thousand Gifts, is a must-have for those of us who want to manage our trials in a God-exalting way. In this app, you can treasure and track your own list of 1000 gifts showered upon your life by our wonderful Lord and King! I have found that this is a vital antidote to the “Woe is Me” thinking that can plague me when I am faced with difficult people or...

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Quiet Time “Smorgasbord”

Posted by on Feb 25, 2013 in devotion, gratitude, music, practical, Praise, quiet time, Scripture, transformation, Uncategorized | 0 comments

smor·gas·bord [smawr-guhs-bawrd, -bohrd or, often, shmawr-] noun 1. a buffet meal of various hot and cold hors d’oeuvres, salads, casserole dishes, meats, cheeses, etc. 2.an extensive array or variety: The company has a smorgasbord of employee benefits. Don’t you love a good smorgasbord? Buffets are always so much fun! Although we typically mean FOOD when we consider a buffet or smorgasbord, I want to offer you a Quiet...

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Step 12 – Training to Practice His Presence

Posted by on Feb 15, 2013 in gratitude, practical, Praise, transformation, Uncategorized | 2 comments

…train yourself to be godly. 1 Timothy 4:7b About 16 years ago, I decided to train for the San Francisco marathon. Everything I did was affected by this one goal: To finish 26.3 miles and to finish well. Even in the “small” things, I had an eye on this goal. I was training to be an endurance athlete. How I ate, what I did with my time, what I drank, even the clothes I wore–everything was affected by this goal. During...

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Praisefest Time!

Posted by on Feb 10, 2013 in gratitude, Praise, Uncategorized | 0 comments

I have just added to my God List in Evernote from Psalm 33 and Isaiah 33. Now I am going to spend time praising him with what I found. I thought I would do so journaling it…typing it as I go…so you can see what it might look like. Ordinarily, I would do this out loud if possible. I could also select just a few of the things on my God list (for the sake of time). I have time this morning, so I am going to have a long leisurely...

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