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Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Late Night Gratitude and a Bit of Writing...

Most evenings, once the kids have gone to bed, you will find me here. Here in the quiet, with only the hum of the swamp cooler and my thoughts. I love this special time of day. It is when I get to sit and be still.....think about the day and what I want to write about. Blogging has become such a special part of my life. It is something I didn't know I needed, till I had it....does that make sense?

Years ago I wanted to share my voice. I felt God was leading me to share all that I was learning. One evening I created this blog and said a prayer...not sure what would become of my little piece of the web, but knowing that God was behind it and would encourage me in what this blog was to become. When I think of all that has happen over the years and how this blog has grown, I am overwhelmed with gratitude. I am thankful for all of you that come to this little space each day and encourage me with your words. I hope I do that for you as well.

I believe that the Internet is an amazing tool that can be used to spread goodness throughout the world....the only kicker is if we choose to spread good or choose to spread bad. I'm thankful for the opportunity that the Lord has given me to spread a bit of goodness each day. I am thankful I get to share little glimpses into my life with you all.

I am far from perfect. I am a sinner and I fall short most days. I have tired mama days just like the rest of you. My kids get wild and loud, sometimes I lose my temper, and sometimes I have ugly moments....but don't we all? I think the important thing is that with all of this imperfectness, we have a redeemer. A Savior who loved us enough to pay for all the yuck stuff we do each day. We were born as sinners, who always think of numero uno. It is in our nature, one that we have to overcome and learn to resist....that way we can choose what God wants and not just what we want.

I am constantly trying to think outside myself and try to be better for my Father in Heaven. It is a daily struggle, one that I will always be working on, but I know through God's grace all will be well. 

I pray today is a good one for you all. I pray you feel rejuvenated to go about your day. Know that you can do amazing things and that you CAN move HUGE mountains in your life :)

XO Danielle


  1. I'm so very thankful u listened to God and followed His lead and started this blog. it's very uplifting and so useful, and I feel a kindred spirit!

  2. Thank you for starting your blog! You are my 15 min of downtime after a crazy busy day at work and it helps me unwind. I love your blog!

  3. What a wonderful heart-felt post. Thanks for all your do for so many.

  4. Always good to be grateful :)
    xo Ellen from Ask Away


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