Morning Motivation from 2013…Give Thanks

Monday Morning Motivation…Give Thanks blast from the past…2013

I am reading a book that a lovely and caring person gave me.  She knew I was going through a crisis in my life and so she gave me a book that she thought would provide me with comfort.  It is called “One Thousand Gifts” by Ann Voskamp.  It reminds me, on a much grander scale, of the way I have always tried to live my life, seeking beauty in the midst of pain.  The chapter I read the other night was on giving thanks in all things through Communion, as Christ did before his death.

After reading this book, I had a strong urge to take Communion.  I was hoping to take Communion at an area Methodist Church on Saturday, but I was not able to attend.  So I thought to myself, that’s OK,  I can take Communion next week.

Caleb spent the night with me last night.  He is a blessing and a diversion from the pain.  We played, we ran, we spun in circles, we ate ice cream.  As I was putting him to bed, he kissed me and told me he loved me thus warming my heart.

Got up Sunday morning and went to church.  The pastor spoke of a Greek word “Iupeo” which means stressed, grieved, deeply distressed.  I guess I now fit into that category. I am in a horrible amount of emotional pain. This church is a large church,  I don’t know many folks, but I always come away with something.  Today it was Communion.  They did not offer it in the service, but as I was leaving, I saw a door in the very back of the room that I had never noticed before, on it was written “Communion.”  I hesitated and then decided maybe this was my gift for the day.  I went in.  There were two tables each with small candles, a little cross plus the wine and the bread.  There were several chairs and probably about ten people silently praying. It was a peaceful place. I did not stay very long, but I took the bread and the wine and gave thanks to God.  Not so much for this mess but His love.

Never forget God’s Promise…

“I will never leave you or forsake you”
Thank you God!


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Hi, I am a mom, nana, and writer living in the beautiful state of NC. I was married for 37 years and then blindsided by my husband, a former pastor. After decades he filed for legal separation without a word to me. It has been a rough road coming to terms with this new life that has been chosen for me. My blog is a place where I share "The Beginning," this place I found myself, a place I did not want to be. "The Journey," the things we need to do as we traverse this new road. Lastly "The Joy," and yes there is still joy to be found even after great pain. I have finished my first book "My Story My Divorce God's Promise, The Beginning." I am in the process of writing The Journey and The Joy. Please join me on my adventure to a new life. Always remember God's Promise "I will never leave you or forsake you."

One thought on “Morning Motivation from 2013…Give Thanks

  1. Kathy,
    Your grandchildren are a blessing love them unconditionally like your children. Children also can break your heart. We all have our crosses to bear and story to tell. Susie and I would give our right arms to have Blair more and a good relationship with our daughter. 🙏 helps as you know stay kaitheyV strong 💪

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