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A Mama’s Thankful Heart

Today is a special day. Today marks Janie Lou’s 15 month birthday and the one year anniversary of her kidney removal! This morning I am overwhelmed with thanksgiving. The past 15 months have been amazing as we have seen God heal our family time and time again.

God has definitely lavished His grace on our family as we have endured Janie Lou’s kidney surgery with no complications or long term effects. We have also seen God keep Gracie safe and healthy through my appendectomy at 7 months pregnant. We have witnessed His healing hand as He healed Gracie’s kidneys of the hydronephrosis. And just last week I received a clean bill of health after a biopsy my cervix. Not only that, but lab work that had come back abnormal for the past two years came back completely normal!!!! Praise the Lord!

Today I am also grateful for God’s healing hand on my friend who was diagnosed with cancer one year ago today. He is currently in remission and feeling great! I am continuing to pray for healing for him. And after the past year of my life, I am more convinced than ever of God’s ability to heal.

I know not everyone has the same story as we do. Friends of mine have lost babies and loved ones to sickness, which reminds me of this truth: God is good not because of what He does, but because of who He is.

Today, I ask you to join me in thanking our God for what He has done in out lives and praising Him for who He is!

I’d love to hear what you are thanking and praising God for today!

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Thanks for being in our lives! I thank God for each of you!

Let’s praise Him today!

Enter His gates with thanksgiving
and His courts with praise.
Give thanks to Him and praise His name. (Psalm 100:4 HCSB)


I've been a follower of Jesus for over 30 years, and have been teaching God's Word to students and women for nearly 20 years! God has brought me through some difficult chapters in my own life, and now my passion is equipping women like you with tools to embrace your own unexpected chapters in life with grace and truth.

6 comments on “A Mama’s Thankful Heart

  1. Barbara Chambers

    Great blog today Faith, What an awesome God we serve 🙂 Praising Him and thanking Him for your blessings. You are a sweet family, glad to know you and Carl and to see the pictures of your precious baby girls.
    P.S. the manuscript is finished 🙂 Praise God!
    Love from Texas,

  2. My son has been clean and sober for 1 year!!!

  3. speakinginfaith

    Praise the Lord, Kathy! Joining you in thanking God for the work He has done in your son’s life!

  4. speakinginfaith

    Way to go, Barb!!! Praise the Lord for the words He gave you!

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