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Thankful for so many things

Sadly I’ve taken for granted

Until without those very things

My eyes opened to my callousness

That kept my heart from seeing.


Things so present I’ve forgotten

What a blessing they truly are

Even when it seems all is rotten

Air to breath even if I struggle

Life to live through ups and downs.


Thankful for so many things

Quiet time in prayer and thought

Love symbolized by a wedding ring

Work we’ve done to keep it there

Because “divorce is not an option”.


Thankful for each little thing

That opens me to challenges

Because they mean life is still going

Water, sun and fuel that lets

The seeds and plants keep growing.


Thankful Lord for this reminder

That even with its struggles

Life can be found in details finer

Than wealth, beauty and perfect lives

It’s the hearts treasures that matter.

        d.f.a.v. 9/15/14


Prayer from the Cottage by the Sea-Thankful


Abba Father,

I’m thankful for so many things

But this morning Lord I’m most thankful for

My faith.

Not faith that the chair will be there

Or that the car will stop when I’m crossing

No my FAITH.

My faith that You are the I Am

That You are walking with me every step


I’m thankful for this faith Lord

Because it assures me You are alive and well


A gift from You I’ve no doubt

As is my life, my family, my church, my friends

Our faith.

I’m thankful for so many things

This morning Lord I’m most thankful for

My faith.

    d.f.a.v. 11/24/13

Being thankful,


5:48 a.m. Prayer from the Cottage by the Sea


Good morning Lord!
Thank you for this–
     The sun creeping over the horizon,
     The roar of the waves pounding,
     The very air I breathe–
          God I thank You!
Thank You for this–
     My family who love me,
     My family I love,
     The life You’ve given to us all–
          God!  I thank You!
Thank You for this–
     Sweet times of prayer,
     Private worship and praise,
     Awareness of who You are, Jehovah God Almighty–
          God, I thank You!!
Thank You Abba Father for this–
     The seagulls that call,
     The chair that holds me,
     Your presence in this place–
          God of All, thank You!
Thank You for this–
     For meeting with me here,
     Reminding me of what’s important,
     Your precious showers of blessings–
          God Provider, I thank You!
The I Am I thank You–
     This time of reflection,
     These moments of clarity,
     A country where still I can do this–
          God, O God I thank You!!!
Walk with me today–
     Help me see the blessings,
     Let me hear Your voice,
     May every atom of my being–
          God remember to thank You!
God I thank You and ask–
     Provision for today’s needs,
     You to be my Defender,
     Your army to be my rear guard–
          God, O God Divine!
          I thank You!
          I praise You!
          Let me honor You!
Father God, I thank You!