An apology to my readers. While I know I'm not supposed to compare myself to other bloggers, I see all the lovely photos on their blogs and feel I'm not giving you all that lovely experience too, but I am continually mindful of how much photo space I have in my google drive for four blogs, my YouTube channel, and so forth, so I only add photos if they are necessary to illustrate a point.
If you are here only for the pictures, guess I'm not the blog you should read and look at. I love to write and that's mostly what I do here, is write about the goodness I see in my life. And yes, I do have and my family has had bad things happen to us, but the point of this gratitude blog is to help me keep in mind the good in my life. I know in the past I focused almost solely on the bad and it filled my life. I sometimes wasn't a good person to be around because I had such a poor outlook on life. But I'm thankful for Donna's homework in our Woman's Bible Study, because it was a outlook on life changer! 👼'
A CUP OF COMPASSION: Video A while back my therapist and I talked about self-grace.
DOODLES: completed 39, have 41 more to go!
ONE OF MY FAVORITE AUTHORS - Laura Ingalls Wilder! Read about her here.
"If it doesn't work in black and white, color isn't going to fix it." (Deborah Velasquez's art teacher).
"If you have grey hair, then you have wisdom hair and you have the right to sit among the elders of our tribe." (Indian proverb). Reminded me of a verse in the Bible about gray hair. It's found in Proverbs 16:31 = "Gray hair is a crown of splendor; it is attained in the way of righteousness."
" Today is mine. It is unique. Nobody in the world has one exactly like it. It holds the sum of all my past experiences and all my future potential. I can fill it with joyous memories or ruin it with fruitless worry. If painful recollections of the past come into my mind or frightening thoughts of the future, I can put them away. They cannot spoil today for me. It is mine." (Unknown).
REFLECTIVE ARTICLE: Are You Nice or Are You Kind? There's a Big Difference. By Lizzy Francis
HEIRLOOMS: Click here.
1 Chronicles 16:10 = Glory in his holy name; let the hearts 💖 of those who see the Lord rejoice.
Psalm 26:8 = Lord, I love the house 🏡 where you live, the place where your glory dwells.
Psalm 42:8 = By day the Lord directs his love, at night his song 🎝 is with me -- a prayer to the God of my life.
Isaiah 35:1-2 = The desert and the parched land will be glad; the wilderness will rejoice and blossom. Like the crocus, ✿ it will burst into bloom; it will rejoice greatly and shout for joy. The glory of Lebanon will be given to it, the splendor of Carmel and Sharon; they will see the glory of the Lord, the splendor of our God.
Jeremiah 31:12b-13 = They will be like a well-watered garden, and they will sorrow no more. then the maidens 💃 will dance and be glad, young men and old as well, I will turn their mourning into gladness; I will give them comfort and joy instead of sorrow.
Colossians 3:12 = Therefore, as God's chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.
VIDEO: Click here.
FINDING JOY: Video.
Before I forget, The Hope in the Lord Bible Journaling Conference is going to be October 14-16, 2020. You can sign up here. I already have!
HOW TO PRESS FLOWERS! Click here.
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