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Gratitude and praise for God go hand in hand. Today as I was thinking about recent occurrences a desire to praise and thank Him grew. This post is the result of my musings.
This area of Western Illinois seems to be blessed this year. Travel no more than twenty miles in any direction and the effects of the heat and drought can be seen. On the last day of June a rain storm delivered three inches of rain. Some areas of the county received more.
No rain had been forecast and no where else in the area received it. God blessed our county with this miracle at the right time. It was pollination of the corn crop. Rain is crucial then. #2
The June rain also allowed farmers who bale hay to take the second crop of the season. Now with the August rain a third cutting will be possible in September. We don’t grow hay but I praise God for His provision for those who do. #4
Dianne is the chairman and she is often asked to promote the Fest on a local TV show, Paula Sands Live. When Dianne spoke with the producer she mentioned my book. Now, when she is on the show Wed. Sept. 26th she will have copies of my book to promote also. #6
This month I am writing Giving Love, the third of the Cottonwood series. When God pressed upon me to being writing I requested that He give me the stories. Immediately Lydia and Sterling’s came into my mind. He has been faithful to my request. Giving Love now has about 20,000 words drafted. The plot and sub-plot are formed in my head just needing time to be typed out. #7
Of course there are many other praises I could innumerate. These are ones I wanted to share. Look at your day and past days, weeks and months and see how God has worked in your life and the lives of others. Then, I hope you will take the time to express your gratitude and praise to Him who provides all good things.