Happiness Tip [Count Your Blessings]

Happiness Tips

“The secret of happiness is to count your blessings while others are adding up their troubles.” — William Penn

Happiness Tip #1: Count your blessings

Life can be tough, and more often than not, we count our sorrows rather than our blessings. The result is often a troubled heart. Continue reading “Happiness Tip [Count Your Blessings]”

A Beautiful Thanksgiving Blessing [by Ralph Waldo Emerson]

Happy Thanksgiving, dear friends! Join with me in giving God thanks by meditating on this beautiful Thanksgiving prayer/poem by Ralph Waldo Emerson. 

We Thank Thee

by: Ralph Waldo Emerson

For flowers that bloom about our feet,
Father, we thank Thee.
For tender grass so fresh, so sweet,
Father, we thank Thee.
For the song of bird and hum of bee,
For all things fair we hear or see,
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What’s the Most Important Thing to do Today?

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Is your “to do list” packed for the day? Mine is, and several items are already screaming and scrambling for first place. I’m certain many of you can relate.

Let’s take a deep breath before we begin the day and tell God how awesome He is! He should be the most important focus of our day, from which everything else finds its meaning. For in Him we live and move and have our being (Acts 17:28).

What’s the most important thing to do today? Praise the Lord! This is why we were created. Let’s acknowledge Him in all we do, thank Him, and delight in Him, for He is worthy of all glory, honor, and praise.

PRAISE THE LORD, oh my soul, with my whole heart I will praise your holy name!

Psalm 103

“Let all that I am praise the Lord; with my whole heart, I will praise his holy name.

Let all that I am praise the Lord; may I never forget the good things he does for me.

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Live Like it’s Spring

Be Encouraged 🧡

It’s a rainy day and the sky is grey . . .

Despite the forecast, I can live like it’s Spring because Jesus is in my heart. Weekend blessings dear friends. May the joy of the Lord be your strength, wherever you are in the world, and whatever your forecast!

“…Do not grieve, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.” Nehemiah 8:10

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Without the Shedding of Blood

“And without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness of sins.” Hebrews 9:22b

The journey of life is not always easy. Of all the things I’m thankful for, the greatest is the cross of Christ! There I can exchange my burdens for peace and rest. If you’re feeling weighed down by sorrow or sin today, know that you can come to the cross and lay your burdens down . . .

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