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Prayer Journal: Day 96

Day 96

Be at rest once more, O my soul, for the Lord has been good to you. – Psalm 116:7 NIV

Our dishwasher broke last night, and although it took time to hand wash the dishes, my husband helped dry them. Washing dishes in and of itself is like a meditative practice. I  could feel the warmth of the water. Even my two year old wanted to help. It became a family activity. 

The Lord keeps us close. He blesses us with people in our lives who help and appreciate us. He helps us solve problems and to be thankful for what we have. 

During the busy pace of this world it’s easy to get lost in the shuffle, but our Lord brings us back to thankfulness. Amen. 

Prayer Journal: Day 88

Day 88

Enter His gates with thanksgiving and His courts with praise; give thanks to Him and praise His name. – Psalm 100:4 NIV

The Lord allows us to bond, even when we are at a distance. We can give thanks for the opportunity to fellowship with family members virtually from the safety of our homes. It may be different from sharing a meal together, but our love is still there.

We can be grateful for the family and friends we have. The Lord knows that we need each other. He knows we don’t like to be isolated.

He blesses us with good food, a roof over our heads, and the security of His love. We can find comfort in an uncertain world because He is there. He fills our lives with goodness and mercy. We can be thankful for that. Amen.

Prayer Journal: Day 87

Day 87

You are my God, and I will give you thanks; you are my God, and I will exalt you. – Psalm 118:28 NIV 

All good things come from the Lord. We can be thankful for the blessings He has given us. He gives us health. He gives us life. He gives us family and friendship. 

The Lord protects us, guides us, comforts us, and is always there for us. 

We can be thankful for the food on the table, the company we share, and the warmth in our homes. 

Even in the midst of troubling times, the Lord gives us strength and endurance. We are never alone because He is with us.

When we find ourselves worried about uncertainties, He comforts us. He is our helper. The precious moments in life, the moments of stillness, meditation, and love, are good times to be remembered. He is there to enjoy them with us. Amen. 

Prayer Journal: Day 61

If you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from his love, if any fellowship with the Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion, then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and purpose. – Philippians 2:1-2 (NIV)

It’s helpful to end a stressful week by spending time with friends and family enjoying each other’s company. I’m grateful to have a good husband who helps take care of me and my son. I have good friends whom I trust. It’s easy to be around them because I can be honest with them and be myself.

The Holy Spirit is my friend and comforter as well. I can always count on Him being there when I am in a tight spot. Despite many health challenges, I find comfort in the little things. It’s the little things that count.

The Walk to End Alzheimer’s

2012 Stamp Out Alzheimer's Team

Join me in supporting the Walk to End Alzheimer’s this Saturday at 8 a.m. at the Sparks Marina. If you can’t walk with our team, Stamp out Alzheimer’s, please support the cause by donating today!

I never really understood the magnitude of having a relative who has Alzheimer’s until my dad was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s. Join us in our efforts to end this disease!

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