(Frost on the old gate at the ranch)
"Think about the overall make up of your prayers. Are they out of balance in favor of asking and seeking? Are they top-heavy with complaints about your current condition or circumstances? Or-even in those times when you feel a desperate need for God's action and intervention-do your prayers include expressions of gratitude?
These are important questions to ask of ourselves, not to discourage honesty or deny reality, but to help train our hearts to see all that concerns us within the context of God's goodness and blessing. We must not forget His benefits while dealing with our problems. Even before His answer is in sight, thank Him-for being there, for listening, for working all things according to His Will."-Nancy Leigh DeMoss from the book Choosing Gratitude.
(Christmas at the fire station with Dad)
(Sweet Lily with her play dough shake, burger and fries)