Wednesday, November 27, 2013


I will re-cap last weekend's visit with my youngest brother, his wife and his daughter as soon as I can, but for now, here are a couple pictorial "teasers".  Miss Kaelynn turns two Friday and so we had an early birthday party for her when she came to TX to see Granny, Granddad and Aunt Sarah - and the extended TX family on Granddad's side.

I am so thankful for her little life - her health, her laughter, her smile; how she says "yes" instead of "yeah", how she has to know where all her people are at all times.  I am thankful for the most precious moment of last weekend when we were quizzing her, asking "who's that?" and pointing to the person.  When she got to me, she took my face in her little hands, cupped my cheeks and whispered my name.  It was like a moment froze and just the two of us were there.  It's hard to describe, but it was so sweet.  :)

I am also thankful for other loved ones whose privacy I must respect and not mention specifically here. 

I have so many blessings.  I try to be thankful not just on Thanksgiving, but every day.  Because our Heavenly Father, the Giver of all Gifts, is worthy of all our praise and thanks!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Monday, November 11, 2013

Thankful for our Veterans!

"Thank you" somehow doesn't seem quite enough. But it's all I have to say, from the bottom of my heart, to all our veterans. Thank you for serving and fighting to keep our country free. We certainly owe you more than one day of gratitude! God bless you and your families!

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Remembering His Faithfulness

(12) All you that are righteous be glad because of what the LORD has done!Remember what the holy God has done,and give thanks to him.--Psalms 97:12 (GNT) this verse reminds me that no matter how overwhelmed or stressed I get in my exhaustion level at this point in the quarter, The Lord is still the same. He has been faithful, and will continue to be!

Friday, November 1, 2013

Where strength comes from...

(31) But those who trust in the LORD for help will find their strength renewed.They will rise on wings like eagles;they will run and not get weary;they will walk and not grow weak.---Isaiah 40:31 (GNT)

This was the theme verse of my local chapter of Teens for Christ growing up. I just looked it up in the GNT version I have on the iPad, and it's still just as encouraging.

The worst month of this quarter is over, all 283+ hours of it! by God's grace. I have a ton of studying to do this weekend since I worked all last weekend and didn't study. Of course, this section has lots of graphs, formulas and math! I know the LORD will continue to be faithful.