Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy, Happy, Happy Thanksgiving!!



So many blessings, so much love, so great a salvation!!  Thank you, Jesus!!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

What a Beautiful Creation!!

Romans 1:20-21 For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse: Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.

Isn't this tree beautiful!!!!!!!  While we were in Connecticut this fall, I enjoyed the red colors so much.  Little did I know that the Lord gave me one of those beautiful trees that are green, then turn gold, and eventually red, right in my own backyard!!!  We serve a mighty God who loves us and shows us He loves us everyday!

I don't know about you, but it is like adding insult to injury to have the flu when you are getting chemo!!! I am so thankful that since my treatments began in January, this is only the 2nd time I have been sick. Fellowshipping with the Lord's people is such a blessing and those in Okinawa know just how much fellowship I haven't been able to participate in. I am feeling much better and love handshaking time, something that I am afraid I will have to set aside for a little bit longer. Please pray that this week I am well and will be able to have my treatment on Wednesday as planned.

By the way, (just for Netta), you will notice to the left that there is a box that says "pages".  I have added pages so that I can update somethings on a regular basis as they need updating.  I have moved my daily praises to a page!  Be sure to check it out.  Some of you sent some praises to me and I will be working on adding them this week.

Have a GREAT week and don't forget not to miss the things on the journey just to get to your destination this week!

Friday, November 12, 2010

You can dress 'em up, teach 'em manners, take 'em out, and still be embarrassed by YOUR PARENTS!!

I missed praising God yesterday as I wasn't around internet to post anything.  This morning I came over to Panera Bread just to get on the internet (yeah right!!)  While here of course, I had to get a bagle and coffee!  Did I tell you all that I LOVE Panera Bread!!!!!!!  Whoo Hoo!!

Anyway, I had a wonderful day yesterday with my Madrasta and my father.  I was able to be there during his OT time.  My Dad is such an overachiever, even in his recovery from the stroke!!  We had lunch with him and then he laid down for a nap.  We came back and got him up to go the Veteran's Day social.  We watched a video and then went downstairs for fruit, cookies, and coffee.  Dad wanted to sit in the sun, so we took him out onto the inside porch.  Now, you would think that on such a dignified day I could get a serious picture of Dad and Netta!  But noooooooooooooooooo....I guess Dad was paying me back for all the parents out there who try to take family pictures when the kids are little and they inevitably end up with a photo of someone sticking a tongue out or a finger up a nose.  You will notice the mischieveous grin on my Dad's face in the first pic!  I should have known something was up! 

He is holding US Airforce flags representing his time in the service to our country.

See what I mean??  He was doing the "see food" thing!!

Netta's help??  NOT!!!!!!!!!!!!

I am so grateful that I got to come to Minnesota and see my Dad and my Madrasta!!!!!!  I love you both very much!!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

The Few. The Proud. The Marines.

Happy Birthday to the US Marine Corps!! Thank you for serving!

Daily Benefits 11/10/2010

Eddie and Christa around 1991
One of my FAVORITE photos of all times!!

Wow, my heart gets full just thinking of what I am going to put down for my benefits today!!!  What about you!  If you send me some of your benefits, I will post them!

Safety as we travelled from Connecticut to Ohio
A home full of great smells, comfort, and my own bed!!
A wonderful daughter who learned how to cook and what makes a house a home.
Getting to go see my Dad!
Heat on chilly mornings!
Blue sky and sunshine!
My puppy running around so happy to see me!
A neighbor who understands what I am going through and has some helpful advice for the pain!
The great medical care I received in Okinawa!
His Word that always knows just what I need for the minute/hour/day/week/year/lifetime!
Shopping in an American store and not needing a pass!
A husband that loves me even when I am unlovely!

What about you! If you send me some of your benefits, I will post them!




Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Grateful for Steve Curington and his family

Grateful for men living consecrated lives so that others might have a home in Heaven one day.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Gratefulness

Have you noticed that every year the Thanksgiving section at the store gets smaller and smaller?  We go from Halloween directly to Christmas and skip over one of the most important holidays on our American calendar.  Could it be because we, even Christians, are not as grateful for the things we already have???


Psalms 68:19  Blessed be the Lord, who daily loadeth us with benefits, even the God of our salvation. Selah.

Yesterday in Mrs. Patty Peslak's Sunday School class in Connecticut, she shared how she had determined to praise the Lord everyday this past year in writing for the things He had blessed her with.  What a GREAT idea!  So many of us, including me, are more than willing to share our trials of everyday!  Why not our blessings?  I decided that I wouldn't wait until January 1 to start, but I would start it this very day!  So everyday on this little blogspot, I will share a list of the many benefits He has provided for me each day!  I want to be grateful and I don't want to take anything for granted! 

My list of "daily benefits" for November 8th:
My first snowfall in America!!
The beautiful colors of fall in New England!
A thoughtful daughter who listens to the leading of the Holy Spirit and wants to be generous with her time, talents, and possesions.
A Book, The Bible, full of wonderful comfort!
A Saviour who will transform my life, if I let him.
The change in my father since the stroke.  He went from a man of few words to a man of many words.  I love it!!
A madrasta that loves my father and is doing her very best for him.
A beautiful relaxing hotel room provided for us by the church here.
A goody basket from someone in the church full of chocolate from Trader Joes!!
A Garmin GPS system from someone in the church to help us get around!  Too cool!!!
Beautiful bouquet of Fall flowers!
Warm boots!
The best husband and companion anyone could ever ask for!
Cool, curly, thick hair - thanks to chemo!
A morning with less pain!
A new name, Megan, written down in Glory!!!

How about you??  Can you think of something to be grateful for???  I could have written much more.  Once your heart starts praising, it just can't stop!!!  Hmmmmmm, maybe that would help some of us get through those rough days?  Ya think???

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Voice of Thanksgiving!

That I may publish with the voice of thanksgiving, and tell of all thy wondrous works.
Psalms 26:7 
Thank you, Lord, for the beauty of creation that surrounds all of us!!!