Count Your Blessings


This old hymn written by Johnson Oatman takes me back to revival days. Oatman says it’s impossible to be thankful and grumpy at the same time. I agree. I find that counting blessings is a lot more interesting than counting sheep! This section is dedicated to taking a closer look at the hymn and considering the benefits of counting everyday blessings as well as miraculous blessings.

Lemonade Friendships

Mental Health Awareness Month is about to roll on by, but before it does, let me take a moment to…

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Rigamarole on the Rhine

Many of you know how much I love to travel. I love seeing new things, walking old paths, envisioning life…

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Integrity Matters

Integrity is becoming harder and harder to find and discern. Places we thought would surely exhibit honesty and strong moral…

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In the Garden

With the recent celebration of Easter, I was reminded of the significance of gardens. Gardens served as an important setting…

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Preparation for Easter

In elementary school, I had several friends who were Catholic. As the Easter season approached, they would talk about what…

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British Captive Turned Irish Saint

March 17 always strikes a chord with me and my “O’Kelley” Irish heritage. I even looked for four-leaf clovers while…

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