Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Hot Showers

"The Lord also will be a stronghold for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble; And those who know Your name will put their trust in You, for You, O Lord, have not forsaken those who seek you." Psalm 9:9-10

I praise God for hot showers. They are relaxing, cleansing, and soothing. There are many other places that have limited supply of heat for this and not to mention a limited supply of water as well, so it is quite a luxury to take a long, hot shower. Thank you Lord.

Thursday, November 25, 2010


"Grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord; seeing that His divine power has granted to us everything pertaining to life and godliness, through the true knowledge of Him that called us by His own glory and excellence." 2 Peter 1:2-3

I praise God for Thanksgiving. It is a time to spend with family that I do not see very often. It is a time to reflect on all the things I am thankful for. It is also a time to get away from work. I know many people still need to work during the holidays, and I am thankful that I do not this year!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Parking Coupons

"Bless the Lord, O my soul! O Lord my God, You are very great; You are clothed with splendor and majesty." Psalm 104:1

I praise God for parking coupons and for the people willing to offer them to me. After a really long day at the doctor's office, it was nice to not have to pay for my parking. Thank you, Lord, for this little grace.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010


"Sing for joy to God our strength; Shout joyfully to the God of Jacob." Psalm 81:1

I praise God for sleep. It is such a good feeling to got to bed at night and then to wake up fully rested. I love the feeling of being nice and warm underneath the covers and drifting into dreamland. Plus, it regenerates me for another busy day.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Washing Machines

"Sing for joy in the Lord, O you righteous ones; Praise is becoming to the upright." Psalm 33:1

I praise God for washing machines. I'm not the best at keeping up with the housework as it is, but this technology makes it easier to catch up once I've gotten behind. I've been on mission trips where I've had to wash my clothes by hand. They just don't get as clean as through the washer. So, I will be grateful for my washing machine, no matter how much I dislike doing laundry!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

The Weekend

"You, O Lord, rule forever; Your throne is from generation to generation." Lamentations 5:19

I praise God for the weekend. Not that I wish away the rest of the week, but the weekend is just so nice because I have the chance to rest and relax. It's especially enjoyable when I don't have any other responsibilities or commitments. It is a blessing to not have to work on the weekends.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Pizza Hut

"Oh give thanks to the Lord, call upon His name; Make known His deeds among the peoples. Sing to Him, sing praises to Him; speak of all His wonders." Psalm 105:1-2

I praise God for Pizza Hut. Every once in awhile we treat ourselves to the joy of good pizza and not worrying about making dinner. I'm thankful that we can afford these little indulgences. It makes a Friday and long day at work so much more bearable, especially when my husband secretly ordered the stuffed crust.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Work Friends

"I will give thanks to the Lord with all my heart; I will tell of all Your wonders. I will be glad and exult in You; I will sing praise to Your name, O Most High." Psalm 9:1-2

I praise God for work friends. I am blessed to work with so many wonderful people with great personalities. Their senses of humor are refreshing at a time when the workload is very mentally straining. It is a privilege to know them and work with them every day.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

My Mentor

"Sing praise to the Lord, you His godly ones, and give thanks to His holy name. For His anger is but for a moment, His favor is for a lifetime; weeping may last for the night, but a shout of joy comes in the morning." Psalm 30:4-5

I praise God for my mentor. She has been a great encouragement to me. I've learned so much from her. Even though I don't see her as much as I used to anymore, it is always a good time when we get together to talk.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Health Insurance

"Oh give thanks to the Lord, for He is good, For His lovingkindness is everlasting." Psalm 107:1

I praise God for health insurance. With all the bills that will be coming my way at some point, it is nice to know that I will not have to pay for all of it. It is a very big blessing. Thank you Lord!

Sunday, November 7, 2010


"...but be filled with the Spirit, speaking to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody with your heart to the Lord; always giving thanks for all things in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ..." Ephesians 5:18-20

I praise God for the gift of music. It is such a blessing to listen to it, to play it, to sing it... It is a way to get in touch with the deep emotions of the soul, emotions that are sometimes hard to explain or tap into. It is a healing therapy and an expression of joy. I love music.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Fellow Believers

"I thank my God in all my remembrance of you, always offering prayer with joy in my every prayer for you all, in view of your participation in the gospel from the first day until now."

I praise God for fellow believers. Even when you don't know each other, it's like you already do because you both know Jesus. It's like you're family. In particular today, I'm thankful for the believers I work with. They are an encouragement and an accountability to live what I say and say what I live. We meet every Friday to pray for what's going on with folks on our teams and the work climate in general. It's because of these prayers that I we are all keeping above water!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Good News

"I will give thanks to You, O Lord my God, with all my heart, and will glorify Your name forever." Psalm 86:12

I praise God for good news and the joy that it brings to an aching heart, especially mine! It's a reminder that there are good things in the world even when it doesn't always seem like it. It's an encouragement to keep going and I am thankful that today I received good news about my blood levels going down. Thank you Jesus!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

My Choir

"Rejoice always; pray without ceasing; in everything give thanks; for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus."

I praise God for my church choir. It is a great way to get out my musical itches and worship the Lord. I love getting engulfed in the music and imagining what it will be like someday to sing in heaven with all these people. I also learn a lot from folks as they take turns doing devotions before the services. I'm glad I have the ability to participate in this wonderful ministry.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

My Doctors

"I will give You thanks with all my heart; I will sing praises to You before the gods." Psalm 138:1

I praise God for the many doctors who were and are over my care. I have been blessed with doctors who really have shown concern for me and have given me straight answers from day one. I am thankful for all the hard work they put in to get to this point of treating a person like me. They have answered so many of my weird questions and have been willing to help me learn more about my disease. They have all been amazing.

Monday, November 1, 2010

My Husband

"He is the one you praise; he is your God, who performed for you those great and awesome wonders you saw with your own eyes." Deuteronomy 10:21

I praise God for my wonderful husband. He loves me in the good and bad. He is always the first to reach out and make amends. He serves me in so many ways: doing laundry, making dinner, working on the basement, going to work... He's loving, gentle, and kind. He always has my best interest at heart. It is a miracle that he is in my life, and I can't thank God enough for him.