Tuesday, November 29, 2016


November 28, 2016

Every morning I read a devotional titled Jesus Calling by Sarah Young.
This morning at 6:30am, I rushed through it like I usually do.

Jesus Calling Devotion For November 28-
Rest in the deep assurance of My unfailing Love. Let your body, mind, and spirit relax in My Presence. Release into My care anything that is troubling you, so that you can focus your full attention on Me. Be awed by the vast dimensions of My Love for you: wider, longer, higher, and deeper than anything you know. Rejoice that this marvelous Love is yours forever!
The best response to this glorious gift is a life steeped in thankfulness. Every time you thank Me, you acknowledge that I am your Lord and Provider. This is the proper stance for a child of God: receiving with thanksgiving. Bring Me the sacrifice of gratitude, and watch to see how much I bless you.

Then I jumped right on into my daily routine.
Bed made, laundry gathered,  lunch made for my son, cat box cleaned, garbage and recycles taken out, folded a load of clothes, prepared for the grandkids arrival- ie: making sure the toy room was orderly, wiped down their little table with a clorox wipe, made them their chocolate milk, set out bowls and spoons for cereal.
It doesn't sound like a lot but I feel like I run my tail off until they get here, and then when they do get here, I run some more ;)
It's true. I make them breakfast, comb their little bed heads, help them to brush their teeth and wash their faces, make sure back packs are ready to go and then we walk my grandson to school.
Last week we decided to take our little girl Chihuahua with us for our daily walk to school because she seems lonely since brother Chihuahua is no longer with us.

So...as I was waiting for the grandkids to get here I received a text from my daughter- the one who just had a baby 2 months ago.
She also reads the Jesus Calling devotional. She texted that today's reading was just what she needed to hear today. She is scheduled for an ultrasound today to determine if she'll need a hysterectomy. She is still actively bleeding after 10 weeks post partum.  She cannot have any more children due to the placenta accretta she developed during her second pregnancy and she's understandably upset about this. It's hard to be thankful and praise Jesus for something like that.  

Anyway... like I said I earlier I was racing through my morning and after getting her text I stopped and reread todays reading...slower this time. I read it and reread it again, finally seeing the words that I should have seen in the first place if I hadn't been in such a hurry to get the reading done with.
The last sentence really spoke to me.

            Bring Me the sacrifice of gratitude, and watch to see how much I bless you.

Lately I've found myself to be complaining and grouchy. It's then I realize that I haven't been practicing my gratitude very much. So before I hit publish on this post I reread it to look for typos and that's when I really see my words and that's when I hear what I really needed to hear today.
If I read between some of those lines I can see so much that I have to be thankful and grateful for.
So here's my list for today-

1. Jesus Calling by Sarah Young
2. I can read
3. I can rest
4. My body
5. My mind
6. God's presence
7. My bed
8. Laundry to wash, dry and fold
9. My new dryer
10. My old washer
11. Food in the fridge
12. My son
13. His cat
14. Garbage service
15. Grandkids
16. Toys
17. Chocolate milk
18. Brushes and combs
19. Toothpaste
20. Back packs
21. Walking to school
22. Our girl Chihuahua
23. 14 happy years with Our boy Chihuahua who is no longer ill or suffering
24. Our caring Veterinarian
25. Texting with my daughter
26. No Hysterectomy needed yet
27. Ultra sound machines
28. Her OB/Gyne health care team
29. Maxi pads
30. God's unfailing love for me

Pretty awesome stuff, right?

Thanks for reading,
Love Lolly


  1. Really awesome stuff! Great list.

    Grateful for a powerful God and watching a blogging friend with a willing heart.

  2. Oh, Lolly. I want to have faith like that. I still feel like God is very angry with me and is going to send me to hell.