Each day our hearts should swell with joy, for treasures that we hold,

And count the blessings God employs, much greater than pure gold,

The gifts within His creation, the untouched land and trees,

The waters with deep hydration, the tender, soothing breeze,

The forests untouched by mankind, a habitat for life,

Protected by the Mastermind, who shields them all from strife,

For cities and towns we live in, for things we eat and drink,

For sharing, loving and helping, when lives hang on the brink,

Through laughter and tears we give thanks, God gives us a way out,

When we seem to fall through the ranks, His Word turns us about.

Through sickness and health He molds us, the potter and His clay,

With His strong hands He enfolds us, and brings us through each day,

He guides us through the dark shadows, and leads us safely home,

He offers us a sweet repose, upon a royal throne,

So turn your thoughts to thankfulness, for all that God has done,

To alleviate your distress, and bring you safely home.




As I reach the end of my years, I find I have a lot of good information stored up in this old decrepit mind of mine. If I don't write it all down, it may vanish and no one will have the advantage of my thoughts. This is why this blog exists. I love the Lord, Jesus with all my heart and soul. I know I'm undeserving of all He's done for me, but I also know that His love is beyond my comprehension. I've always wanted to write. I never kept diaries, but tucked my thoughts in my head for future reference. I use them now in creating stories, plays, poetry and my blog. I continue to learn every day. I believe the compilation of our time spent with God will have huge affect on the way we live. I know I'm a sinner and I need a Savior. I have One through Jesus, Christ. My book, "Stages - a memoir," is about the seven stages of life from the perspective of a woman. It addresses all the things girls and women go through in life as they travel it with Jesus, and it is available on
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  1. DeniseBalog says:

    I love the verse, upon a royal throne”🧡 Reminds me of Queen Esther when she approached the King and she found favor in his sight 🧡🧡🧡 Thank you for sharing 😊

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  2. K.L. Hale says:

    Kathy, this is one of my favorites of yours. Father, keep my heart longing for you, knowing you fill every void~and for that, my heart should be filled with gratitude. It’s been a rough week my friend. I’ve had tough days, like everyone else. Holidays are hard for me with my boys and their families so far away. There was a day I just broke down. I didn’t know who to call to just have prayer. That made me more sad. If it wasn’t for my faith where would I be? I’m
    so thankful for you. ❤️ the painting is beautiful. Is that your car from one time? Sending love and hugs.

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    • says:

      You are so sweet. No the at is it ours. Paul painted this barn which is now an event center for weddings. The car belongs to the owner. Please know that you can call on me anytime for prayer or help of any kind. I’ve been sick the past few days. Been so tired I’ve slept more than I’m awake, so say a little prayer for me too.

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