embracing gratitude

Spread A Little SonShine Wherever You Go

I get a little giddy at the start of a new calendar year, don’t you? The possibilities seem endless, the slate is wiped clean, we have a fresh start. Then we often ruin it by creating mental lists of things we want to do. Lose more weight, eat healthier, read our Bibles more, exercise more, …

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Unwrapping The Joy Of Christmas Present

Did you get super excited for Christmas as a kid? Especially when it came to presents? I sure did! Every year Mom would ask me what I wanted for Christmas and I’d write down a list that could fill a football stadium. All those toys and gadgets brought such temporary joy into my life. But …

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5 Ways To Be Thankful In Your Season Of Infertility {+ Other Hardships}

I never thought I’d be able to honestly tell you that I’ve found so much to be thankful for related to infertility my husband and I have faced over the years.  Notice, I did NOT say that I am thankful FOR infertility, but that I have found ways to be thankful IN the thick of it. …

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Cultivating An Attitude Of Gratitude For The Bumpy Parts Of Life

Thanksgiving month is one of my favorite months of the year for so many reasons. The leaves are bursting with color right now. It’s like we’re walking around in God’s coloring book, or part of a Mary Poppin’s sidewalk chalk painting. And we can’t forget that it is seasonally appropriate to drink a bunch of …

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