Psalm 100: 4

Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise;

give thanks to him and praise his name.


Gratitude is focusing on what you have, not what you want.

Gratitude is a lifestyle.

Gratitude is a choice.

Gratitude is the key to a joy-filled life, no matter the circumstances.


I have brain tumors, but they aren’t malignant.

I’m partially deaf, but I can still hear my husband when he tells me that he loves me.

I had to retire from a job I loved, but I don’t have to worry about paying my bills.

I’m not a rich and famous author, but people read the stories I write—and like them.

I’m not as healthy as I used to be, but I’m healthier than I was last year.

I don’t live in a fancy new house, but my house is filled with love and laughter.


Life changes and not always for the better.

Some might be tempted to grumble and complain.

Some might be tempted to give up and give in.

I choose to give thanks to the Lord for he is good and his love endures forever.

Happy Thanksgiving!

My list could go on and on, but you get the idea.

What’s on your list?



What Am I Thankful For?

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What am I grateful for?

It’s been a difficult year but with out all the encouragement, support, and prayers from family, friends, and all those friends I don’t know personally it would have been more difficult. In spite of the storms I’m going through, God has blessed me in my writing career.

I’ve managed to get two more book contracts! More about them later. Along with that I have a  new book releasing in January–BETRAYED.  And I love this story!!  I think  you will do. BETRAYED answers the question–what kind of woman can be married to a terrorist and not know it?

I am so grateful to have a home filled with love and laughter. And that is thanks to my loving husband.

But what I’m most thankful for is that God has been with me through it all. He has kept me in His peace and joy through this long process. And on the days when I choose to throw myself a pity party, God is patient and is still waiting for me with His strength when I’m done.

So, what’s the point of this post?

Life can be difficult but God is there and God will see you through it.

One way to do that is to focus on all the good things in your life. So, today forget about the bad and remember all the wonderful things in your life.