Daily Archives: December 1, 2016

Thank You, Lord!

I have been so busy today – one task after another. Crazy! I am pleased that I am making progress on several fronts. But, my goodness, what a day. 

I am not stressed nor frustrated. I refuse to let my “to do” list overwhelm me. Does it sound like I am being prideful? No, not today. 

You see, this morning at uncommon, a dear woman shared about her five mission trips in service to orphans in Haiti – one of our poorest neighbors. 

I saw pictures of children with smiles from ear-to-ear because they were with people who care about them. These orphans – the poorest of the poor – were thankful for the one simple meal they receive daily, a meal of beans and rice or of corn meal mush. 

I heard how when the boys became 12 years of age they are denied housing at the orphanage. They are sent to live on their own in the streets of the poorest of the poor. 

I recognized the “after” Hurricane Matthew pictures of a school that had been paid for and built by gracious, loving  and generous saints of the Lord. Heartbreaking photos. I understood outside help will be required again for the poorest of the poor will not be able to rebuild what was been taken from them.  

The presentation reminded me of lives that are so different from my own. 

How on earth can I complain about a busy day: when I ate well; when I live and work and worship freely; and, when tonight I will lay my head down on a soft pillow, in sheets that are clean, in a home that is safe and warm and mine?  

How on earth can I do anything else but say, “Thank You, Lord!!”


Jill (just one of God’s kids)


Because Your love is better than life,my lips will glorify you. I will praise You as long as I live, and in Your name I will lift up my hands. (Psalm 63:3-4)