Sickness ~30 Days of Thanksgiving day 23

Is it possible to be thankful for sickness?

Is sickness ever a good thing? Is it possible to be thankful for something so unpleasant? John 9:2-3 His disciples asked him, saying Master, who did sin, this man, or his parents, that he was born blind? Jesus answered, Neither hath this man sinned, nor his parents: but that the works of God should be made manifest in him. To start with, here’s the thing about being sick: Since we have mortal bodies that will eventually die, sickness is inevitable.  […]

Hope ~30 Days of Thanksgiving day 22

What is a lively hope and why am I so thankful for it?

Hope by definition means “to cherish a desire with anticipation”. 1 Peter 1:3-4 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you. We have a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Because I enjoy looking up root […]

Trials ~30 Days of Thankfulness Day 21

Have you ever seen a glass blower at work? Unless the glass is hot, he cannot shape it, likewise our trials make it so God can shape us

At first I wasn’t sure if I wanted to include trials in my list of things to be thankful for. 1 Peter 1:7 That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ: No matter who you are, or where you are in life, trials happen. God created man in his own perfect image, […]

Church ~30 Days of Thanksgiving day 20

Thankful for the Church of God

The Greek “ekklesia”, is literally translated to mean assembly, congregation, or a place where such gatherings occur. It is used for both “a church” (place) and “The Church” (bride of Christ). Acts 14:27 And when there were come, and had gathered the church together, they rehearsed all that God had done with them, and how he had opened the door of faith unto the Gentiles. There are many different congregations that go by many different names, but there is one […]

Blessed by the Grace of God

Ribbet collage

Are you blessed by the grace of God? Jane from Mary and Martha is here sharing with us what it means to be blessed by the grace of God. As I sit in my living room, my eye’s often come to rest on the Iron Wall Art that states “Blessed by the Grace of God.”    While this wall art is one of the top Mary & Martha products, let’s take a closer look at what it means!   Daily […]

Love ~30 Days of Thankfulness day 19

Love on a cross. 30 Days of Thanksgiving day 19

Where would we be without love? Matthew 22:37-39  Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. Love can be conditional or unconditional. As a child, our love is conditional. We respond in kind to those who love us. It’s easy after all […]

Grace ~30 Days of Thankfulness day 18

Living by Grace

Grace: It is mercy given to those who don’t deserve it. Romans 6:14 For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace. Our salvation is a direct result of God’s good will and favor towards us.  We don’t deserve anything from him, but we have been given grace. Titus 2:11 states that grace is available to all men. In spite of the fact that we do not deserve anything but eternal […]

Faith ~30 Days of Thanksgiving day 17

For without faith ye can do nothing

Faith is most likely the foundation of our relationship with God. Luke 17:6 And the Lord said, If ye had faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye might say unto this sycamine tree, Be thou plucked up by the root, and be thou planted in the sea; and it should obey you. Hebrews 11:6 But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a […]

Salvation ~30 Days of Thanksgiving day 16 + linkup

The law shows us our need for salvation

Every born again child of God thanks him for the gift of salvation. Exodus 15:2 The LORD is my strength and song, and he is become my salvation: he is my God, and I will prepare him an habitation; my father’s God, and I will exalt him. Like I pointed out yesterday, we are thankful for the law because it shows us who God is and who we are. It shows us just how far away from God we really […]

The Law ~30 Days of Thankfulness day 15

The law, is it something to be thankful for?

It may seem strange for the law (which was fulfilled by Christ) to be mentioned as something to be thankful for… but read on. Romans 7:7 What shall we say then? Is the law sin? God forbid. Nay, I had not known sin, but by the law: for I had not known lust, except the law had said, Thou shalt not covet. Without the law, we would not know sin. We would be as a dumb beast fulfilling selfish needs […]

How To Efficiently Meal Plan

How to efficiently meal plan

Sue Hooley is the talented creator of my planner The Homemaker’s Friend, and today she is here sharing a bit more of her talent. I really don’t know how to efficiently meal plan, I’ve tried it over the years, but it always falls by the wayside…  She’s got some great tips to share! How to Efficiently Meal Plan: 5 p.m. Do you recognize that “exasperating hour” when the household starts to fray around the edges? Have you resorted to a […]

Nature ~30 Days of Thanksgiving day 14

In nature we find the fingerprints of God

Man was created in the image of God. However, it seems that we see the most of God in the nature that surrounds us. Genesis 2:4 These are the generations of the heavens and of the earth when they were created, in the day that the Lord God made the earth and the heavens. On a clear night we can tilt our heads back and look towards the heavens. The magnitude of stars that you can see is just overwhelming. […]

Winter ~30 days of Thanksgiving day 13

What is there to be thankful for in Winter?

Winter. Cold, white, barren. Job 38:4 Where wast thou when I laid the foundations of the earth? declare, if thou hast understanding. (vs22) Hast thou entered into the treasures of the snow? Winter is a time of rest, the land lies frozen under a blanket of snow and sleeps.  Many animals use this time to hibernate as well. If one were to look out the window in the winter it could be a somewhat depressing scene. Grey skies, bare trees, […]

Soft Soled Leather Baby Shoes that Stay on!

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Baby shoes… We love them and we hate them. Clearly baby hates them because he always manages to kick them off. Most of them that is. I found soft soled leather baby shoes on an Etsy shop called Ebooba, and THEY stay on! The selection is unbelievable. There are 66 different designs to choose from and sizes range from infant to 3 years (6″ long). These soft soled leather baby shoes are made by a daddy in Ukraine. He started […]

Fall ~30 Days of Thanksgiving day 12

The bounty of fall, ~30 day of thanksgiving

Fall, is a time for harvest. Genesis 8:22 While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease. Personally, I love fall. After the intense heat of summer, it’s such a wonderful relief to begin experiencing cooler weather again. On a fall morning, one may wake up to a light frost on the ground, the sun still shines warmly, but the air is cool. You walk outside and […]

Summer ~30 days of Thanksgiving day 11

Thankful for summer 30 Days of thankfulness day 11

Summer is a time for growing. Psalms 74:16-17  The day [is] thine, the night also [is] thine: thou hast prepared the light and the sun.  Thou hast set all the borders of the earth: thou hast made summer and winter. What comes to your mind when you hear the word summer? hot sunny days picnics swimming gardening storms If spring is a time for cultivating and planting, then summer is a time for growing. By mid summer there is already […]

Spring ~30 Days of Thanksgiving day 10

The beauty and growth of Spring ~30 days of thankfulness with A Proverbs 31 Wife

Since yesterday’s topic was seasons of life, I thought today we should talk about the calendar seasons. Particularly spring. Genesis 2:9 And out of the ground made the LORD God to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food… While the term spring as a season is not found in the bible, growth is. Spring is a time for new growth. The verse mentioned above takes place at the beginning of time.  From that point […]

Seasons ~30 Days of Thanksgiving day 9 + linkup

There is a season for everything. 30 Days of thankfulnes day 9

Originally this title was to be change. However I decided that seasons would be a better fit. Ecclesiastes 3:1 To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heavens. Seasons mark the passing of time. I was doing a bit of searching for the word “season” in the bible and It seemed in many cases to be used synonymously with the word time. Our lives have many seasons, and throughout those different seasons, we […]

Friends ~30 Days of Thanksgiving day 8

A Friend loveth at all times. 30 days of thanksgiving day 8

Ah the good times… hanging out with friends and doing crazy stuff, worshiping the Lord, or just hanging out enjoying each others company. Proverbs 17:17 A friend loveth at all times, and a brother is born for adversity. “Friends” I once read, “are the family you choose”. I have a sister-friend. We started hanging out together nearly every weekend the summer I was 18.  She would get off work and drive straight to the farm. Generally her arrival went something […]

Children 30 Days of Thanksgiving day 7

Children are a blessing. 30 Days of Thanksgiving day 7

Children are a blessing. I have always loved children and truly enjoy being around them. But having my own child is so much more. Everytime I look into his eyes I feel overwhelmed by thankfulnes to our creator God. Psalms 127:3 Lo, children are an heritage of the Lord; and the fruit of the womb is his reward.   Even though we have much to teach our children over the first few years of their lives, they have much to […]