3 ways to find God in everyday life

2017-02-16T00:44:38+00:00 September 26th, 2016|Categories: Gratitude, Hearing God, Heart Issues, Serving|Tags: , , , |

Sometimes it is hard to see God’s fingerprints in the push and pull of everyday life. It can be hard to see how God is present in the moments between opening your eyes and that first cup of coffee.  You’ve barely gulped down your coffee, when a child who can’t find a textbook, or a [...]

GRATITUDE—how to do it

2017-02-16T00:44:42+00:00 September 23rd, 2016|Categories: Gratitude|Tags: , |

Gratitude is a buzzword in all sorts of circles. It is spoken of in corporate circles, and on talk shows. You are encouraged to journal about gratitude and the things you are thankful for. Gratitude has become a watchword for positive organizational behaviour or positive thinking or as a significant support for depression. A few years [...]

How to Be Grateful for Your Ordinary Life

2016-08-07T23:27:35+00:00 November 9th, 2015|Categories: Contentment, Gratitude, Seasons of Life|Tags: , , , |

It’s 7:02 am. This morning has been more than ordinary. In fact this entire week has been more than ordinary. It’s involved the familiar rhythms of alarms forcing me to open my eyes, opening the door to let the dog in, searching for the same 7 items I put into my smoothie every morning, kissing [...]

Growing older and loving it!!!

2016-08-09T15:30:54+00:00 July 24th, 2015|Categories: Ageing, Contentment, Gratitude, Seasons of Life|Tags: , , , , |

I have been away for three weeks! I don't know about you, but when I travel, I find it difficult to concentrate on writing blogs, or any other thing for that matter. Travel is not as glamorous as some people think. Countless hours are spent sitting in airports, planes, and cars. The airline food is [...]

Count your blessings

2016-07-25T00:54:12+00:00 October 21st, 2014|Categories: Christian Service, God's Provision, Gratitude, Serving|Tags: , , |

Finland, Hungary and Romania During mid-2012, my husband and I traveled to Finland for our youngest son, Kyle’s wedding. Thereafter, we spent ten days with new-found friends at their summer cottage in the south-eastern parts of Finland. The newly-weds joined us a week after the wedding, and a few days later, we all headed off [...]

Giving thanks

2016-11-14T10:44:03+00:00 May 21st, 2014|Categories: Beauty for Ashes Speakers, Gratitude, Suffering|Tags: , , , , |

Thanksgiving Of all the holidays we celebrate in America, it seems to me that Thanksgiving has been the least adulterated. Oh sure, there are greeting cards and turkey shaped cocktail napkins, but it never really gets much worse than that. Nobody expects presents and there are no make-believe characters that appear and the children don’t [...]


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