Remember the former things, those of long ago;

I am God, and there is no other;

I am God, and there is none like me.

~Isaiah 46:9~




Today, Brian Tate‘s family is celebrating his good reports at M.D. Anderson.  Thank God for his good news.




What are you celebrating today?

  • Being alive?
  • Something that doesn’t hurt today?
  • A neighbor who likes to cook and share?
  • Air conditioning?
  • Another birthday?
  • A day with no appointments?
  • Seeing your grandchildren today?
  • Watching children at play?
  • A good grade?
  • A baby discovering his feet?
  • Blowing bubbles?
  • Good water?
  • A roof that didn’t leak this week?
  • A car that got you to the doctor again?
  • Being able to afford your medication?
  • A woodpecker in your tree?
  • A notebook to collect your memories?
  • A book for writing prayer requests?
  • A Bible that belonged to a loved one?
  • Seeing a turtle cross the road?
  • A phone call from a friend?
  • Eating a good home-grown tomato?
  • The sound of a light rain on the roof?
  • The smell of freshly cut grass?
  • A hot piece of cornbread?
  • Rocking and looking at nature?
  • A snapshot of a loved one?
  • A special program on TV?
  • The feel of freshly laundered sheets?
  • A special cup for your coffee?
  • A quiet time for reading your Bible?
  • Receiving a thank-you note with a special comment?
  • The garbage man who picks up what you don’t want?
  • A plant shared by a friend?
  • Holding a book of family pictures?
  • A stocked pantry?
  • A full tank of gas?
  • Baby birds?
  • The gift of fresh eggs?
  • Going to bed on your schedule?
  • Comfortable shoes?
  • A compliment?
  • The smell of a new bar of soap?
  • A big grin grin from someone who just ate a cookie?
  • Memories of former classmates?
  • Remembering where people usually sit in church?
  • Inside water?
  • The smell of magnolias?
  • A freshly washed car?
  • A glass of iced tea?
  • A new face mask?
  • A warm brownie?
  • Swinging?
  • A washer and dryer?
  • A doctor or nurse when needed?
  • New tires?
  • Hibiscus blooms?
  • Cloud formations?
  • A special hymn?
  • A new toothbrush?
  • A marching band?
  • Operation Christmas Child opportunities?
  • Patriotic music?
  • Sporting events?
  • Hearing someone whistle while they worked?
  • A new book of magazine?
  • Watching a butterfly?

Thank God for all the large and small celebrations of our daily lives!  My mother-in-law set a great example of appreciating the little things in life – a new pot holder, a pretty flower, watching nature, etc.  Let’s not forget them.  Thank God for them too!




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Louisiana Baptist Message




Read the Bible in 2020 – July 11th

  • 1 Kings 8:1-66
  • Acts 7:51-8:13
  • Psalm 129:1-8
  • Proverbs 17:1



Reread the long list I shared.  Make a list of your own.  Have some happy celebrations today!

Anna Lee