Sunshine & Glory

I woke up this morning with a sense of peace. My brain wasn’t running a million miles an hour yet. My mind was however singing “rise and shine, give god the glory glory, children of the world.” I guess you could say that’s the song in my soul that plays when I need to get my mind straight. I hear that song in my head often.

Both girls were up before anyone else in the house. I could hear them giggling before my alarm even thought about going off. They stayed in their room and played until I went in to get them. I love when they get along. Win for the day.

When I got to the kitchen, my dad had already made the coffee and was on his second cup. I really enjoy when he visits and we get to have our coffee together. It’s amazing how much coffee we can drink between the two of us. I’m so thankful he came out to visit us. We ate good food, had good conversations and just enjoyed each others company.


After my dad left, the sun started to shine through the windows. I love that our house gets so much natural light, because of all the windows. The fall colors and pumpkins outside just warm my heart and fill me with so much joy. Fall is by far my favorite and today I’m thankful the snow has melted & the sun is shining. It’s going to be a beautiful day.


“The Lord is gracious and righteous; our God is full of compassion. The Lord protects the simplehearted; when I was in great need, he saved me. Be at rest once more, O my soul, for the Lord has been good to you.” -Psalm 116:5-7

I’m thankful that God is with me today, giving my mind a sense of peace. I’m thankful that no matter what hard things I’m going through, he has a plan. I may not see the light at the end of the tunnel, but I have faith it’s there. The sunshine reminds me of the good that is going to come. The bad circumstances, the hard work and tears, it will all be worth it.

I have so much to be thankful for.

Friends, be thankful for what you have. Be thankful for another day, another sunrise. You have the opportunity to go into the world today and make a difference. Smile at a stranger, hold the door, give a friendly wave. You never what others are going through.


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