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.

Holiday and Holy Reflections

As the New Year dawns, it is time to put away things of the past and look towards the future….

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A Cajun Christmas

A year ago, five ladies sat around my dining room table enjoying a meal on Christmas china under dangling ornaments…

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The 12 Prayers of Christmas

Most people enjoy the excitement and delight Christmas brings, but some feel heartache and pain. My friend Leigh Ann was…

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A Haunting Experience

Lonesome Dove was the most luxurious house I had ever rented. It was a custom-built cabin showplace with five king-size…

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Brahms for the Brain

I had only been wearing my Garmin watch for a short time but was beginning to enjoy the feedback it…

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Breath of Life

“He’s dancing with Jesus,” she said as I answered the phone around 9 pm. I had been thinking about my…

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