30 Days Of Gratitude … Day 12

As a new day arises fresh and anew, so is my gratitude renewed. 🙏

“Give thanks to the Lord of lords: to him who alone does great wonders, who by his understanding made the heavens, who spread out the earth upon the waters, who made the great lights – the sun to govern the day, the moon and stars to govern the night…” (Psalm 136:3-9).

Whenever I have a question (when don’t I?)
Or I just need a place to ‘be’
I take myself outside (Gods House)
It’s where I feel closest to Him. (always)
I sit in silence (me silent?!)
Only to be serenaded by the song and
chirps of my backyard cardinals. (Bird music)
And
I pray.
And
I heal.
And
I praise Him for this
life of mine.
That only He can give me.
I Am Thankful
And
I Am Grateful

30 Days Of Gratitude..Day 9… Shine Shine Shine ☀️

Even amongst the giants one can stand out. We are all unique and have something special to share. Don’t be dwarfed. Stand tall, stand proud, and let your Inner Light Shine.” ~Linda~

This photograph presented itself to me early one fall morning. I loved how the light seemed to search out and find the smaller of the trees. And once it was given it’s ‘spotlight’, it totally lit up the forest. I could almost hear it saying “I may not be as big as you other trees…yet, but I sure do have something to offer. Now give me room ’cause I’ve got some growing and shining to do!”

I think we all have felt ‘small’ at some time in our lives, I know I have. Low self esteem and no self confidence has a way of doing that to a person. It took me a long time to really wrap my head around the fact that I was giving control of how I felt and was feeling to others. Once I figured that the only One who matter was God, there was no turning back. Shine On!

“Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.” Matthew 5:16

I Am Second….Scott Hamilton

I’ve been a Scott fan for a very long time….so inspired and grateful by and of his sharing of his story and testimony 🙏

Scott’s Story

James 1:2-4 2 Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, 3because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. 4 Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.

“There’s failures, and then there’s successes, and then there’s knock-downs, and then it’s getting up, and it’s been kind of the story of my life.”

When we first sat down with retired figure skating champion and Olympic gold medalist Scott Hamilton seven years ago, we were profoundly affected by his calm strength and peaceful spirit as he described facing down fear, pain and uncertainty—moving through them to finding a new beginning again and again. In this follow up to his original conversation with us, we found ourselves inspired anew by the way his courage and commitment has only grown deeper.

“I’ve never been more content, and I’ve never been more in love, and I’ve never been more at peace than I am in my faith.”

In the time since his first I Am Second film, Scott and his wife Tracie adopted a son and daughter into their family. He’s continued to lean into the challenge of finding growth and grace in difficulty, championing connection where there is division, and reaching for hope in the face of the impossible.” (via I Am Second..Scott Hamilton