Fourteen Years of Blogging

Thanks for joining me in the space in the last fourteen years of blogging.
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Book Review: 365 Thank Yous By John Kralik

365 THANK YOUS The Year a Simple Act of Daily Gratitude Changed My Life By: John Kralik Published: December 28, 2010 Publisher: Hachette Books Non-Fiction I was perusing the Audible app looking for my next audiobook. I noticed this book as the Audible Daily Deal and decided it sounded good enough to give it a…
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Book Review: The Gratitude Diaries By Janice Kaplan

THE GRATITUDE DIARIES How a Year Looking on the Bring Side Can Transform Your Life By: Janice Kaplan Published: August 18, 2015 Publisher: Dutton Non-Fiction Can choosing gratitude really change how you live your life? Janice Kaplan thinks so. Over the course of a year, Kaplan decided to change her thinking and rather than choosing…
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Review: Grace of Gratitude Journal By Deborah Purdue

 GRACE OF GRATITUDE JOURNAL By: Deborah Purdue Illustrated By: Tara Thelen Published: October 1, 2012 Publisher: Applegate Valley Publishing Several years ago I started keeping a Gratitude Journal, but like most new habits, it was easily pushed aside once life got busy.  I tried to write down 5-10 things I was grateful for every evening.…
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Giving Thanks

Today,  as you fill your bellies,  laugh with family,  receive hugs and kisses,  snuggle under a blanket,  and catch some extra sleep  give thanks for health,  happiness,  and unconditional love  because that is really, truly all that we need.  Happy Thanksgiving! 
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I’m Grateful Today

I’m in a grateful mood today.  How about you? It’s a beautiful day in Eastern Iowa. I was able to sleep in a bit this morning and enjoy laying in bed a little longer than normal. But, mostly, I’m grateful that Bennett is on the mend.  This is not a sight you want to see.…
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Grateful Hearts

Photo courtesy of CountryLiving.comPrayer from LIFE:Beautiful Magazine Summer 2013 Dear Lord, Bless this food to our bodies and our bodies to Your service. Give us grateful hearts and make us mindful of the needs of others as we share Your Word. Amen.
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One Thousand of My Gifts

photo courtesy of Ann Voskamp Continuing my count of one thousand gifts, numbering each one. 53. Tears of grief and so much love 54. Crisp, clean sheets 55. Heavy down comforter pulled up to my chin 56. Sparkling trees in the morning sun 57. My mom’s chicken and dumplings 58. Mother/Daughter time…when I’m the…
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One Thousand of My Gifts

photo courtesy Ann Voskamp Continuing my count of one thousand gifts, numbering each one. 48. A true day of rest 49. Healthy children 50. Gently falling snow 51. Electric Mattress Pad for a warm bed 52. Singing “Softly and Tenderly Jesus is Calling” in church, a favorite
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One Thousand of My Gifts

photo courtesy of Ann Voskamp at Continuing my count of one thousand gifts, numbering each one. 39. Supper with my parents and sister, catching up. 40. Reminder of Ash Wednesday and HIS ultimate sacrifice 41. Excitement bubbling over for our annual Valentine’s Scavenger Hunt 42. Unexpected romance 43. Love note 44. Date night 45.…
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Stacie's bookshelf: read-in-2023

The Lazy Genius Kitchen: Have What You Need, Use What You Have, and Enjoy It Like Never Before
Your Table Is Ready: Tales of a New York City Maître D'
The Royal Governess: A Novel of Queen Elizabeth II's Childhood
Food Fight
This Time Tomorrow
To Bless the Space Between Us: A Book of Blessings
Kiss Me in the Coral Lounge: Intimate Confessions from a Happy Marriage
Save What's Left
Remarkably Bright Creatures
The Galveston Diet: The Doctor-Developed, Patient-Proven Plan to Burn Fat and Tame Your Hormonal Symptoms
Golden Hills
The Girl with the Louding Voice
The Favor
Small Things Like These
This Is How I Lied
Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital
Audrey L and Audrey W: Best Friends-ish: Book 1
Audrey L and Audrey W: True Creative Talents: Book 2
Chasing Giants: In Search of the World's Largest Freshwater Fish
The Puzzler: One Man's Quest to Solve the Most Baffling Puzzles Ever, from Crosswords to Jigsaws to the Meaning of Life
In Conclusion, Don't Worry About It
It Is Well With My Soul: My Story
Have I Told You This Already?: Stories I Don’t Want to Forget to Remember
Book Lovers
A Girl Called Samson
Finn and the Feline Frenemy
The Levee
The Golden Spoon
Only the Beautiful
Live Wire: Long-Winded Short Stories
The Sisters Sweet
Fish in a Tree
This Tender Land
Intermittent Fasting Transformation: The 45-Day Program for Women to Lose Stubborn Weight, Improve Hormonal Health, and Slow Aging
The Mostly True Story of Tanner and Louise
Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice from Dear Sugar
Ben Y and the Ghost in the Machine
The Great Gilly Hopkins
BenBee and the Teacher Griefer
We Should Not Be Friends: The Story of a Friendship
Blue Highways: A Journey into America
Beyond the Point
The Family
The Bookstore Sisters
And Finally: Matters of Life and Death
The Cactus
Black Cake
Ban This Book
I'm Glad My Mom Died
These Precious Days: Essays
Evidence of the Affair
The Night Travelers
Out of the Corner
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo
One Day in December