Thankful Thoughts – Minecraft

My kids want to share some thankful thoughts about Minecraft.  Since it’s summer, I’m inclined to let them.

I figure this qualifies as a writing assignment.  That means my kids aren’t just sitting around turning into brainless lumps… right?

Minecraft is a video game that has two basic modes.  In creative mode, you build stuff out of virtual blocks.  In survival mode, you fight off the monsters and survive by mining things and crafting them into items you need – like building blocks, better mining tools, and monster fighting equipment.  The graphics are a throw-back to the original Nintendo 8 bit system, so the monsters are generally just a couple of black blocks stacked on top of each other.

Yes…. I’ve written about Minecraft before.

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zombies --- hello....

 

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Thankful Thoughts – Embracing Summer

This week’s thankful thoughts are about embracing summer, but they’re also about nothing.

Literally.

An entire week of nothing.

With the exception of a single Facebook event, my entire week is blissfully schedule free.  It is the first week I’ve had in 11 months where there is literally nothing written on my calendar.

We may have started summer vacation long before you did, but I feel like we’re just now getting to the good part.  By now, you may have forgotten how much you were looking forward to summer break.  You may be counting down the days until school begins.

As for me, I’m just now embracing summer.

I haven’t always embraced summer. [Read more…]

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Thankful Thoughts – Mountains

This week, it was really easy to think of some thankful thoughts to share.

As you might expect, I’m thankful for mountains.

Living in Houston Texas, my family and I don’t get many chances to enjoy mountains.  To be honest, we get a little excited when the land is anything other than flat.  Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE my hometown.  There’s a lot to love about Houston. But from time to time, getting to see actual mountains is pretty cool.

I’m downright thankful for the opportunity.

Thankful Thoughts about Mountains.

For the past week, I’ve been surrounded by mountains and the overwhelming amazing beauty of our world.  I’m in awe of what God has created.  Time after time I’ve stared open mouthed in wonder.

Wow.  God made that.

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I was filled with AWE.

I was filled with WONDER.

I was filled with THANKFULNESS.

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Psalm 121 NIV

I lift up my eyes to the mountains—
where does my help come from?
My help comes from the Lord,
the Maker of heaven and earth.

He will not let your foot slip—
he who watches over you will not slumber;
indeed, he who watches over Israel
will neither slumber nor sleep.

The Lord watches over you—
the Lord is your shade at your right hand;
the sun will not harm you by day,
nor the moon by night.

The Lord will keep you from all harm—
he will watch over your life;
the Lord will watch over your coming and going
both now and forevermore.

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God has been so good to me.  I’m so thankful for our time in the mountains.  It has been an amazing week.  I’ve been blessed beyond measure.  Seeing the majesty of the mountains this week has truly been a gift beyond measure.

What are you thankful for?

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Thankful Thoughts – Vacations

Since I’m on vacation with my family right now, I thought I’d share some thankful thoughts about vacations.

I love to travel.

Part of it is knowing that every hotel room comes with a maid who will clean the room, make the beds, and deal with the sodden mess of wet towels on the floor.  As a mom, I have to say that this rocks.

Part of it getting to explore new parts of the world, eating new foods, seeing amazing sights.

But the biggest part is just… the vacationy part. [Read more…]

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thankful thoughts – hold me momma

Thankful thoughts was drafted on my phone today – in the dark. It’s at the request of my son.

I had a different post drafted, but this one seems more important. I must capture this moment and trap it on the page before it flies away. [Read more…]

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Thankful Thoughts – I love my school

As the school year comes to a close, it seems appropriate to share some thankful thoughts on just how much I love my school and appreciate the teachers.

This has nothing to do with the fact that they’ve cared for my kids during the day for the past ten months (giving more time to be kid free and do whatever it is I do all day).  It has everything to do with the fact that my kids go to an amazing school.  I’m blessed.  My kids are blessed.  And I’m thankful.

There’s a long list of reasons why, but on my heart today are the PEOPLE that make up the school.

I love my school and appreciate the teachers. [Read more…]

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Thankful Thoughts – I love to nap

Today’s thankful thoughts are all about napping.  I love to nap.  Napping rocks.  Mmmm….nap….

mmmm.  huh?  what?

Oh yeah. Napping.

Now that I’ve finished my Sunday afternoon nap, it occurs to me just how thankful I am when I get a quality naps. [Read more…]

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Thankful Thoughts (even when things are icky)

Today isn’t going like I thought, but that doesn’t mean I can’t share some thankful thoughts with you.  Today has turned out to be kind of icky (ok, REALLY icky).  Even in these circumstances, there are things I’m thankful for.

I’m just going to share what I’m thankful for this morning – I think you’ll know why my day is disrupted.

10 Things I Can Be Thankful For

thankful thoughts when life is icky(even when things aren’t going as planned)

1.  Toilet paper.  To be more specific, really soft toilet paper.

2. My Washer and Dryer.  They work. The washer has a much-needed sanitize feature that I’m oh-so-thankful for today. [Read more…]

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Thankful Thoughts – Praying for Our Nation

Today, I’m sharing some thankful thoughts about praying for our nation.

Way back in July of 2012 when my blog was young and I was still finding my voice, I posted 2 Chronicles 7:14 as an art file in honor of Independence Day.

No words.  No commentary from me.  Just this simple artwork. [Read more…]

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Thankful Thoughts – Cats

thankful thoughts about my catIt was only a matter of time until I wrote down some thankful thoughts about my cats.

Honestly, this would be a post about how amazing my dog is, except that I’m allergic to dogs.  I had dogs growing up and I miss them dearly.  Sigh.

When I first learned that I was allergic to dogs, I was hesitant to try a cat as a “dog surrogate.”  Cats and dogs are mortal enemies, and I just couldn’t see it working out.

But, I was a single woman who worked way too many hours a week.  I had no social life.  I needed a reason to go home at night.

So I adopted Bob. [Read more…]

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