Archive for February, 2014

Family Pic1 Corinthians 13:6-7(NIV)

6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

For many years I absolutely detested the fact that my birthday was the day after Valentines’ Day.  That dislike stemmed from the fact that my special day was surrounded by commercialized, annual protestations and outpourings of love as dictated by many businesses.  The onslaught of commercials, posters and floral come hither’s often left me bereft, especially when more often than not there was no special someone in my life.

With the continuous sprinkling of life seasonings, I learned to celebrate not just a special day but many times the entire month.   Living in Houston, I was blessed to be enveloped by friends, family and business associates who could, with their offers of lunch, drinks or dinner, stretch a birth day into a much longer life celebration.

Embracing the love of I Corinthians 13 I am moved yet again to a place of absolute higher gratitude.  I am with breath in my lungs thankful for the love of family!  I have the most wonderful loving mother and father, who through trials bumps and life have loved me completely and unconditionally through these many years.

I am blessed to have a loving little sister and brother who I am able to cheer on through life with glowing unashamed pride.

I am grateful that God blessed me with my daughter who has been the joy and delight in my life, who when I could not seem to love myself enough God allowed me to pour every ounce of love into her.

The gratitude of these days overwhelms and warms me!  The unconditional Love of God permeates and inhabits the Love Vessels I call my beloved family!

Making His praise glorious!


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34 Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever.

Today begins my birthday week.  Every day that I awake, I have a reason to be thankful.  With each breath taken, with or without difficulty, I am grateful.  In the grand scheme of things, God cares about me so much that He touches and wakes me up everyday, for these 50+ years.

Grateful I am to serve in His vineyard, delighted to do as He bids. With joy, I thank God for this hour, this day and this week in which He gave me life!

Making His praise glorious!


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