Dinner Together as a Family — A Regular Thing that Gets More Special Over Time

Hello! Tim here: I sat down last night to write my weekly post for Blissfully Domestic's Blissful Home and I had one thing on my mind when I did. Food. We had just finished a great dinner (thanks, Kim!) and I was still basking in the warmth it brought to my life. ;-) You can read the post that resulted, all about dining rooms, here. But it also … [Read more...]

Daily Thanks – Small Things

Emily at Chatting at the Sky has a wonderful blog full of inspiring posts for moms. Yesterday she was talking about being thankful for the little things that we might not notice on a daily basis. You know, the things that happen that we don't even think about for more than a few seconds; things that really went our way. While we sometimes {maybe … [Read more...]

How Your Blog Can Change The World

And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. - Mark 16:15-17 KJV Imagine for a moment... Frank is a young man. A college student. He's studying hard and doing his best to juggle the responsibilites he has. Sometimes he gets a little overwhelmed. Life got a whole lot harder when, seemingly all of … [Read more...]

AJ Christian Rocker – Daily Thanks!

He will, He will, Rock YOU! God will, if you let Him. And AJ will too (sometimes even when you wish he wouldn't!) I know we already DID a Daily Thanks on music and that we probably shouldn't do another one already! But we can't help it! Our cup runneth over... Here is a photo only two hours old... That's AJ playing with the church band! … [Read more...]

The Power of Prayer – Daily Thanks

"What happened to Daily Thanks?" you may have asked? Or, if you're new to our blog, you may have checked out the Daily Thanks tab at the top of the page and seen a few days in a row, then nothing. What gives? I can promise you that it is NOT that we couldn't think of anything to be thankful for on those days. We won't ever run out. No, it's a … [Read more...]

A Hot Cuppa Joe – Daily Thanks

Thank you Lord for COFFEE!!! Isn't it sublime?  Well, maybe that's dramatic but I tell you what, it's hard to beat a hot cup of coffee on a cold winter's night!  It can't be more than, like, 58 degrees out there.  BRRRRRRRR!     Bone chilling!  But I have a fresh cup to keep me warm. Maybe I should have saved this for a Daily Thanks a week … [Read more...]

The Wonder of Music – Daily Thanks

When griping grief the heart doth wound, and doleful dumps the mind opresses, then music, with her silver sound, with speedy help doth lend redress. - William Shakespeare Thank you Lord for music!  We love music in its many forms.  We especially love the music that comes from our two boys.  Both play the piano well and both are learning … [Read more...]

Buttercup the Super Dog – Daily Thanks

Where we goin? (wag, wag, slobber) Wow!  I LOVE this dog!  We all do.  AJ and I have a slight disagreement in fact, about just who's dog she is anyway.  (She's mine, but whatever) We are very thankful for Buttercup!  She makes our life much better with her tail that actually does "wag the dog", her slobbery kisses, and her big brown eyes.  We … [Read more...]

The Kitchen Sign

Today when I made cookies with my two boys I smiled when I read this little sign that my husband, Tim, posted in the kitchen.  It reads: GOD BLESS THIS KITCHEN AND THE BEAUTIFUL COOK WHO WORKS HERE!  LET LOVE AND JOY FILL HER HEART AND FOR ALL OF HER AWESOME FOOD TO HONOR YOU AND THIS … [Read more...]

Got Gas? – Daily Thanks

Monday, December 15, 2008 - Punta Gorda, FL Among other things, today I'm thankful for gas prices.  For us, it really makes a difference.  Our motorhome is a beast and if I'm haulin' down the freeway at 75MPH or so, it gets about 7.5 MPG...not good.  I can slow it down and save some money, but when gas was $4.00 a gallon I really had to back … [Read more...]