Blessed, healed, rescued, delivered, helped, and uplifted.

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I am grateful today for:

  • Our fireplace, alive with a crackling, popping fire
  • The ability to swallow a pill
  • Sunshine on my shoulders, the song, and actual sunshine…on my shoulders
  • A new package of Oreos
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Funny commercials that just make us both laugh – our favorite right now is for Silk Almond Milk:

https://www.ispot.tv/ad/AmBh/silk-almond-milk-silk-man

  • Mud puddles
  • The privilege to pray
  • A good news email
  • New friends
  • A picture of my youngest granddaughter and a picture of her oldest sister playing basketball, sent in a text message
  • The fading of painful memories
  • Sam, singing “His Eye is On the Sparrow”
  • My devotion today, from “The Upward Call” by David Jeremiah, on loan from Dad, gifted from Patsy and Charlie:

My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth. – Psalm 121:2

Among the stories connected to the memory of Francis of Assisi is this one:

One day, Francis gathered his friends at a remote monastery in central Italy. When he asked them about their journeys, each brother had an exciting tale to report. One had been riding his mule across a narrow bridge that spanned a deep gorge. When the mule bolted, the man was nearly thrown into the ravine. He praised God he hadn’t been killed. 

Another brother had nearly drowned fording a river but, he said, “God in His grace provided a tree that had fallen across the water. I was able to grasp a branch and pull myself to safety.” Other brothers expressed similar stories of God’s protection. Then someone asked Francis about his trip. “I experienced the greatest miracle of all,” said the famous friar. “I had a smooth, pleasant, and uneventful journey.”

We should always remember to praise God for His miracles in whatever form they come. He blesses, heals, rescues, delivers, helps, and uplifts more times every day than we can count. We should always be saying, “Thank you, Lord!”

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