Magnify the Lord with Thanksgiving!

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Bless the Lord, O My Soul!

Lovingkindness and truth have met together;
Righteousness and peace have kissed each other. Psalm 85:10

From winged artists’ palettes to fragrant nectar, from heavenly light and color displays to rolling hills and flatlands, our Father’s artistry and character shine forth as righteousness and peace kiss each other and spill onto the earth and all its inhabitants. May your Thanksgiving be filled with abundant delights as you meditate on the blessings our Lord has bestowed upon you.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Unspoken sacrifices of military families … for freedom



So many unspoken sacrifices for our freedom. Thank you to our active duty military members, our veterans, and their families. Please thank a military member, a veteran, and their families for their services.

Walking in God's Promises

My daughter, Kristin, and I had the privilege of following Keith across the globe as he served in the Air Force.

We’ve lived in the Pacific, in Europe, on the East Coast and the West Coast and in the middle.  Although Kristin and I were not active duty military members, I felt as though we served our country.  I had dreamed of a degree … but that was delayed. I had dreamed of a career … but that was delayed. Our priority was to keep the family solid … to support Keith as he did his part to preserve the freedom of America … the freedom of Americans who would never know the sacrifices we made.

The unspoken sacrifices.

I remember Kristin’s response when a new acquaintance asked her where she was from. Her reply, “No where.” You see, we moved every two or three years. She felt like no…

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Simply Praying – Praying Psalm 23

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The LORD is my shepherd,
I shall not want.  

He makes me lie down in green pastures;
He leads me beside quiet waters.  

He restores my soul;
He guides me in the paths of righteousness For His name’s sake.  

Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I fear no evil, for You are with me;
Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.

You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies;
You have anointed my head with oil;
My cup overflows.  

Surely goodness and lovingkindness will follow me all the days of my life,
And I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever. Psalm 23:1-6

The Lord …
You are THE Lord. There is no one like You. And You are MY Lord. Thank You for being my Lord.

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You ARE my Lord today. Not yesterday, not tomorrow … today! Thank You for being present today as my Lord. Continue reading Simply Praying – Praying Psalm 23

God promises. We walk. God delivers

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… Now therefore arise, go over this Jordan, you and all this people, into the land that I am giving to them, to the people of Israel. Every place that the sole of your foot will tread upon I have given to you, just as I promised to Moses. Joshua 1:2-3

Moses was dead. About one million Israelites were at the Jordan River looking at the land God had promised them.

Continue reading God promises. We walk. God delivers