Taking the Joy Dare – Do I dare? Should I share? Do you care?

taking the joy dareJoy Dare?  What is that?  Until today I couldn’t have put a name to it, even though I’d seen it in action in friends’ twitter and Facebook posts.

The concept behind the Joy Dare is simple enough… deliberate thankfulness. I like that, and I decided to dig further to figure out exactly what was behind all the talk.

Earlier this week, I shared an idea on Facebook about July being a month of “freedom from complaining.” The post I read (and shared) on Facebook says: [Read more…]

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I am Thankful for Hot Dogs – Thankful Thoughts

I’m thankful for hot dogs today, but not for eating.

Quite frankly, I’m not a huge fan of eating hot dogs.  I’m thankful for them because of the lesson I learned one day in what is now forever known in my family as “The Hot Dog Story.” [Read more…]

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Give Thanks for Thankfulness – Thankful Thoughts

Awareness. Appreciation. Gratefulness. Thankfulness. Gratitude. Enjoyment. Thanksgiving.

Thankfulness is one of my keys to happiness.  When I can focus on the blessings of my life, everything just works.  I’m contented with what I have, I see purpose in the random events of my life, I stay focused on God instead of myself.  I find peace.  Being able to be thankful in the midst of tough circumstances… that’s amazing.

This week, I really struggled with what to write about.  Thankfulness may be a daily event for me, but writing about it is apparently a little more difficult.  I struggled. So much so that it’s midnight on Saturday night and I’m just now sitting down to type.  Normally, I have my Sunday post on thankfulness written and scheduled by Thursday at the latest.  I had several ideas.  I have a ton of things to be thankful for.  But the words just would not flow.

Until now.  Now the words are spilling out faster than I can type. [Read more…]

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Thankful Thoughts – I love my church

thankful thoughts It’s Sunday morning again, and while I’m at church I wanted to share some Thankful Thoughts with you.

Actually, I’d rather you go to church this morning and come read my blog later.  If you’re pressed for time, skip the blog and just go to church.

My church rocks.

If you live in Northwest Houston and are looking for a church home, you should totally join us.

I am so thankful for my church.  Most of my real life friends are people I met there. We have awesome music, an amazing small group, and a pastor who is on fire for God.

Pastor Sal rocks. He preaches truth.  He tells great fishing stories.  He wears great shirts.   He has a heart for pre-school moms. [Read more…]

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Thankful Thoughts: Fathers

Awareness. Appreciation. Gratefulness. Thankfulness. Gratitude. Enjoyment. Thanksgiving.


Happy Father’s Day! Today I am thankful for my husband and the father of my children. Over the last dozen years, he has been my constant partner and companion in life. He is my best friend. He is also an amazing dad. I could write pages on how much I appreciate his role as husband and friend, but today… I’m thankful for him as the father of my sons. [Read more…]

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