Even when going through a very dark time,  certain memories of special blessings bring smiles and joy. Such are memories for me on January 31 this week recalling my daughter’s birth.

I am thankful for this gift that was delivered from the Creator God Who designed her with a plan for her life. I have trusted His loving heart and hands all her life to take care of her and will continue to do so. I find joy in thinking of her, being with her, and pondering God’s possibilities regarding her.

Our lives are in a stormy season right now, but enough sunshine peeks through the clouds to bring joy on special days. My daughter’s birthday is one of these special days. I savor it, find hope in it… and I am thankful.


“For the Lord God is a sun and shield; the Lord gives grace and glory; He withholds no good thing from those who walk with integrity. Lord of armies, Blessed is the person who trusts in You.”  (Psalm 84: 11, 12)

But the path of the righteous is like the light of dawn that shines brighter and brighter until the full day.”  (Proverbs 4: 18)

Be on the alert, stand firm in the faith… be strong. Let all you do be done in love.”  (1 Corinthians 16: 13, 14)