Tag Archives: Have a thankful heart

Today I Choose To Give Praise

27 Jul

On the Porch

Onisha Ellis


Two weeks ago one of our friends took a terrible fall down a slope and hit his h head. Not a great thing for someone 70+ plus years. Along with their friends, my prayers were fervent for his recovery. He suffered severe damage to his neck and had been breathtakingly close to paralysis. In my prayers, I thanked God for His protection and healing of my friend, then my thoughts moved on.

In  my morning quiet time I read Psalm 89:15. I decided that my praises to God need to be as fervent as my prayers of petition!





I'm a winnerAfter my retirement, I decided to re-learn the canning and preserving skills I learned from my mother but hadn’t practiced for twenty years. I titled the blog Old Things R New to chronicle my experience.  Since then I have been blessed to have six other bloggers join me, DiVoran Lites, Bill Lites,  Judy Wills, Louise Gibson, Janet Perez Eckles and Melody Hendrix

In addition to blogging, I work as the publicist/marketer/ amateur editor and general  “mom Friday” for my author daughter, Rebekah Lyn. I also manage her website, Rebekah Lyn Books  where we frequently host the best in up and coming authors.

So, Why Should I Be Thankful?

17 Oct

From My Heart

Louise Gibson

Louise Gibson

A thankful heart causes us to look upward.

It causes us to look around,

and causes us to look within

where the peace of God is found.


The number one secret to happiness

is a grateful heart.

Beginning our day with a prayer of gratitude

brings tranquility from the start.


Fear is the father of failure-

a negative emotion, to be sure.

Replace it with a positive thought-

Failure you will no longer endure.





When we choose not to focus on what is missing

from our lives, but are grateful for the abundance

that is present-  we experience heaven on earth.


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