Thursday, April 23, 2009

Not Always Thankful

Sometimes things happen that get me so upset, I forget all about finding a reason to be thankful. {I'm not going to mention what those things are; they're too personal.} Afterwards, I'm doubly upset because I feel that I've missed an opportunity to "play the game". Oh well,I can be thankful that I can START PLAYING AGAIN.
Edited to add: It worked! I felt SO much better after I typed that last sentence! :)

Monday, April 20, 2009

Rain

Thank God for the sound of rain falling, and for the way raindrops sparkle on the windowsill when the light from the streetlight hits them.

Rejoicing Texts

From Pollyanna:
"Well, that's what father used to call 'em," she laughed. "Of course the Bible didn't name 'em that. But it's all those that begin 'Be glad in the Lord,' or 'Rejoice greatly,' or 'Shout for joy,' and all that, you know--such a lot of 'em. Once, when father felt specially bad, he counted 'em. There were eight hundred of 'em."

"Eight hundred!"
 "Yes--that told you to rejoice and be glad, you know; that's why father named 'em the 'rejoicing texts.' "
 I'm going to look for verses and texts about giving thanks to God.