The Journey to Thanksgiving (part3)

I’ve been on this multi-day journey to Thanksgiving. It started when I asked a group of bloggers to share their best post on thankfulness.

In a season of hectic cooking and cleaning, I was hoping for a little breath of fresh air.  What I got was a hurricane.  It’s absolutely changed my heart and renewed my soul.

After the first two days, I wasn’t quite sure what God had in store for me. (You may not believe it, but I’ve listed the blogs in the EXACT order that they were given to me.) 

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The Journey to Thanksgiving (part2)

It started when I asked other bloggers to share their own Thanksgiving stories. It became a journey of gratitude and transformation.

I only made it through five posts yesterday, but those posts changed my heart.

I have to admit that I approached the remaining list of posts shared by fellow bloggers with a mixture of fear, expectation, and awe.

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The Journey to Thanksgiving (part 1)

I wanted to do something a little different for Thanksgiving this year.  I asked a blogging group to share their favorite posts on the subject.

From the very first post that was shared, I knew it was going to be amazing journey of thankfulness, conviction, and heart change.

Exactly what I needed in the frantic cook-and-clean marathon leading up to Thanksgiving Day.

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A Return to Thankful Thoughts

Way back when, I had a habit of posting Thankful Thoughts each Sunday on the blog.

The original idea was to write those posts in advance and then take Sunday off.  The reality was that the posts were frequently written late on Saturday night or right after church on Sunday’s. They were written under pressure and felt like a disruption. As you can imagine, it was a struggle to find much to be authentically thankful about under those circumstances.

When I dropped the feature, I honestly heaved a big sigh of relief.  That was over a year ago.  [Read more…]

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Pages from my Yelling Journal – Blessings

I’m taking another opportunity to share from my yelling journal.  This time, it’s about blessings and prayer and painful truths.

Sometimes, in the middle of me pointing one finger at my kids, I realize the rest of my fingers are pointing straight at me.  This was one of those.

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Lessons from a List – Anger leads to thankfulness

I made a list of the little low level angry stuff in my life.

It was two pages of small nagging angries, the stuff that feels so normal that it no longer even registers as angry.

I found a handful of things I could fix immediately.  It felt GOOD to cross those off.

I found a much longer list of stuff that was totally under my control. I realized I was angry at the results of my own poor choices.

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Just… Thoughts

I’m writing to you this morning on my iPhone.

I’m in the lobby of my hotel, waiting to ride home with a group of ladies. Probably not the best setting for blogging… But I’ll give it a try. [Read more…]

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An unexpected blessing

Did you ever have a chore that turned out to be an unexpected blessing?

I love it when that happens.

I don’t know why, but it just seems like a gift from God – one that’s all gift wrapped in a pretty package and just waiting for me to open it up.  That’s particularly true when it’s a chore I’ve been procrastinating.

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Thankful Thoughts – Eggs

thankful thoughts eggsJust when you thought it was safe, I’m back…. writing thankful thoughts about eggs.

Dum-dum-dddduuuuuuuummmm.

Eggesses.

Seriously, you didn’t think I’d let Easter week pass by without at least some passing mention of eggs.  Did you?

I wrote an entire series on eggs.  It was egg-sellent fun.  Remember?  I’m not egg-saggerating.  It was an entire week of bad egg puns and yolks about eggs.  And ever since then, I’ve been planning this week.

Son of Egg.  Egg Junior.  The return of the bad egg.  Eggs 2: the sequel.

So I thought I’d start with a few thoughts on how wonderful eggs are.

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Thankful Thoughts – My Phone

Thankful thoughts about my phone.Today’s Thankful Thoughts post is being typed on my phone. All the artwork is being generated on my phone. It’s only appropriate for me to be expressing thankfulness for my phone.

(edited: I did not post this until I got home because I needed to make sure the post looked right.  it’s the first time i ever did a post completely on the phone and i didn’t trust the process. with a little html knowledge or advance planning, it’s totally do-able.)

Top 10 reasons I’m thankful for my phone.

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