200 Likes: PRAISE be to God! Thank YOU!

My heart is overflowing with thankfulness! Truly humbled.

Thank you Lord!!!!

Thank you to everyone who follows, reads, supports, comments, and is an encouragement too this ministry. You are a blessing to my soul, may I be to yours!

We are truly Saved, Hopeful, and Empowered through and by our Lord Jesus Christ. 👑 Amen.

May the Lord be praised! Thank you & God bless you!

Colleen 👑 In Christ I am SHE {Saved. Hopeful. Empowered.}

Come ye Thankful People, Come!

In our home, school is finished for the week (ya!!!) and the process has begun where mother tells daughters: put your clothes away (I need the laundry baskets back…yes, you will have more laundry to put away 😊), clean up your rooms, fix the pillows & throw blankets in the living room, kitchen duties, feed Lucy (our dog), and oh….let’s make a pot of coffee!        

Why? Why are we cleaning the house and putting things away? First, you should see our house, lol! Seriously, because things really do need to be done and it’s a part of life (and learning). Second, tomorrow is Thanksgiving Day. It’s time to prepare. After all these things are done, we will begin all the “fun” stuff like: trimmings, desserts, food dishes, new recipes, green bean casserole, and setting the tables all pretty like, etc.

I love Thanksgiving. The smells. The dishes. The ideathe idea of thanks

Thankfulness isn’t linked to our circumstances.

Choosing to be thankful, grateful, having a heart of graditude, joy, isn’t measured or sourced by or changed due to situations, circumstances, people, or even self. Thanksgiving should be a daily spiritual “feast” in which the child of God expresses his or her’s enormous thanks to God because he or she understands without God they are nothing, have nothing…indeed, overwhelmed by the powerful in-depth love that the Father has bestowed unto them.

Are you getting ready for Thanksgiving Day? If not, you’ll get there. Relax, it will all come together. I hope you have a wonderful day spent with family or friends or both!

But let’s not get caught up in the “idea” of thanksgiving and forget the Giver. In reality, a holiday should make no difference in the life of a believer for the heart of thanksgiving should already be a daily occurrance. 

Don’t misunderstand me, I love this national holiday, but let’s make a point tomorrow to not forget the Ultimate Giver.

  • Spend time with Him personally before the day gets busy.
  • Make it a point to steer the hearts and minds of those you are with to HIM
  • Take extra specific time giving thanks to the Lord for in whom is due all our praise over your Thanksgiving Day. 
  • Create a table setting “I am thankful for…” and share your writings around the table.

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

In Christ I am SHE {Saved. Hopeful. Empowered.}

Psalm 147:1-6

Thank you Lord for this encouragement, hope, strength, renewal, and empowerment. Thank you for being for us, with us, and indwelling us. Praise ye the LORD! PRAISE THE LORD! Praise, praise ye the LORD! 

In Christ I am SHE {Saved. Hopeful. Empowered.}

joyfulness this first of november

I hope this doesn’t sound trite or lame because it is not meant to be in any way, just joyfulness from my heart. 

Today I would just like to proclaim thanksgiving to God and gratitude to you; for the start of November marks almost a full year of blogging.

Over this “almost past year,” I have meet so many wonderful folks (you), read incredible articles from the soul that have both challenged and blessed mine in the process. I have been inspired by you. 

It has been great, my writing skills have been tested, and the Lord has used “blogging” to restore my hurting heart and help heal my soul. I have been comforted and refreshed by the tenderness of soul and spirit, and experienced the focus and love for God displayed through your blogs…oh, how this has blessed me! Thank you! Thank you!!! Keep writing. Don’t give up. YOU are a blessing!!! 

Thank you Lord for this “almost past year” of blogging. It has been a complete joy and honor to share YOU and your wonderous working power. May you give many more years to proclaim YOU!!! 

Your servant,

In Christ I am SHE {Saved. Hopeful. Empowered.}

Thank you all!!!

today counts

thank you Lord for today


And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God. And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him” Col. 3:15-17. 

Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you” I Thess. 5:18.


As you walk throughout today, may your choice be Him! Above all else choosing to live Christ-centered, God-focused, and being thank-filled to the One who gave you the very breathe in which you breath right now…for tomorrow is not guaranteed. Today counts! 

In Christ I am SHE {Saved. Hopeful. Empowered}