You’re Always There for Me
“When the world comes crashing in
And chaos rules my mind,
I turn my heart to you, Lord,
And pure, sweet peace I find.
You lift me out of trouble
You comfort me in pain;
You nourish, heal and cleanse me,
Like cool, refreshing rain.
In times of joy and bliss,
When things are going right,
You lift me even higher,
And fill me with delight.
You listen to my prayers;
You hear my every plea;
I’m safe because I know
You’re always there for me.”
– Joanna Fuchs
“I will sing to the LORD, because He has dealt bountifully with me.” -Psalm 13:6
Because EVERY moment in life is a gift from the Lord, a treasure to cherish. I have found that the best way to have a thankful heart, is to remember the moments, while looking for the treasures we often daily miss. Give thanks in ALL things!
146. the comfort of a heated home on cold autumn days
147. relying on our all-knowing God, while watching my 21 year old sister fight lung cancer for the second time, and being encouraged by her strength in the Lord.
148. the blessing of helpful hands and feet 
149. being part of a wonderful church family
150. for so many friends {I don’t personally know} 
whom are praying for me and my unborn baby
151. for music and the word of God, that lifts our down trodden spirits
152. the changing color of the autumn season {my favorite time of year!}


153. having hope, knowing what lies beyond the temporal life we live
{no pain, no sickness, no tears!}
154. lego’s scattered all over the floor, mean little minds are creating masterpieces
155. having the opportunity of capturing memories, through my camera lens…


156. piping hot apple cider
157. watching the miracle of my newest little one, squirm around – wondering what the Lord has planned for the future of this precious bundle
159. watching my munchkins jump with delight, while jumping on the trampoline 
{their laughter makes my heart melt.}
160. for a husband who works so very hard at work, and comes home to help me with the duties I no longer can accomplish
161. for my growing belly – it means I’m still carrying the miracle of LIFE, 
and for that I am humbled and grateful for the chance
{the end of 16 weeks}

162. being able to enjoy a beautiful rain, while the sun still shines
-one of my favorite “God Things”
“Never lose an opportunity for seeing anything that is beautiful; For beauty is God’s handwriting–Welcome it in every fair face, in every fair sky, in every fair flower, And thank God for it as a cup of His blessing.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

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