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365 Moments Of Gratitude – Thankful For Little Cuddles And Hugs


I don’t like being sick, and I certainly cannot stand when my children are sick – but I LOVE the healing nature of hugs and cuddling. Today, my youngest wasn’t feeling well. When she feels less than stellar, she will generally just want to lay around and rest. Today was no exception – however, the “laying around” was ON me! She would come up to me and just want up – simply to be held. And, you know what I did? I held her. I don’t like that she isn’t feeling the best, but I love the healing nature of cuddles and hugs.

I am grateful to be a mom!!


365 Moments Of Gratitude: Thankful For Days To Relax


Today was one of those days with no larger agenda needing to be accomplished. We had a few things to do, but nothing major. All in all, it was a great day. I was able to stay home and play games with my children. Spending time together as a family – priceless!

I believe that sometimes we all need to just take a step back and breathe. We need to take a moment to relax and enjoy life – not be caught up in all the things in life that ultimately don’t matter. Take time today to just unwind. Take a moment to enjoy those around you.

365 Moments Of Gratitude: Thankful For Children’s Ministry


I just wanted to take a moment to share my gratitude with and for the children’s ministry at Skyline Church. This church is the real deal. Speaking of the children, the children’s ministry is so much more than a glorified babysitting service. I have been to church services before where the kids are taken care of, but don’t really walk away with anything of any substance.

At Skyline Church, I love the age-appropriate songs and lessons taught each and every week. From my youngest (four years old) to my oldest (eleven years old) there is something for everyone. It isn’t dull and boring either. They come home singing songs, and telling me about what they learned in class. At the end of the service when we come to pick them up, they never want to leave. They look forward to the songs, music, message, and any other fun games and/or crafts. It would seem like a delicate balance of learning with fun, but it really makes me thankful to be in a place that has found and gotten really good at that delicate balance.

To anyone involved in making the children’s ministry a reality, please know that what you are doing has (lasting) impact, and is much appreciated – from the children and parents alike. I know my children join me in saying thank you for all you do!

365 Moments Of Gratitude: Thankful For 12 Years Of Marriage


Yesterday was mine and my husbands 12 year wedding anniversary. Though not always a bed of roses, I am thankful, and remain grateful for these 12 years of marriage. Through the ups and downs, here we remain. Together, we have three beautiful children. It still floors me that God entrusts us with growing them from newborn until they are on their own – hopefully as mature adults with principles, morals and values – rooted in and centered on God.

In a blog post later today, I will share more thoughts on marriage – even with some personal insights on mine. So, I will leave this here and let you all smile (and even laugh) when you realize this is probably the shortest blog post I’ve ever shared!