Scattered Seeds

Daily Devotion – Giving Thanks in All Things

Today’s Scattered Seeds

I’m always thankful for family, sunshine, good food, friends, happiness, health, a roof over our head, and the list goes on… Dirty laundry not so much–until I’m reminded that these clothes are a gift. The reason I have a pile of laundry is because we are blessed with drawers full of clothes.

I’m not thankful for dirty dishes, until I’m reminded that we have food in the fridge, and much food in our tummies.

I’m not thankful for fingerprints all over the fridge, until I’m reminded that wonderful children live in this home.

I’m not thankful for messy beds to make and sheets to wash, until I’m reminded that we have comfortable beds to sleep in at night.

I’m not thankful for the mess in our living room, until I’m reminded that life happens here.

One look around my home and I’m reminded that life is good, and that all things are worth giving thanks for.

Through the ups and the downs, the clean and the messy, the good and the bad, the better or worse… let us give thanks.

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Tilling the Soil

I want to challenge you–as I challenge myself–to refocus. Let’s start looking at things from a better point of view. Let’s take those half-empty glasses, and make them half full.

Planting Hope

And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him. (Colossians 3:17, KJV)


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Darlene Schacht and her husband Michael live in Manitoba Canada where the summers are beautiful and the winters are cold. Together they’ve come to learn that relationships aren’t always easy, but that marriage, the way God intended it to be, is a treasure worth fighting for.

She began her publishing journey about twelve years ago when she pioneered one of the first online magazines for Christian women, known at the time as “Christian Women Online Magazine.” After three years, Darlene left CWO to blog as a solo author at Time-Warp Wife Ministries.

It was also during this transition that she worked alongside actress Candace Cameron Bure to write the NYT Best-Selling book, Reshaping it All: Motivation for Spiritual and Physical FitnessReshaping it All was the winner of both the 2011 USA Best Book Awards and the 2012 Christian Reading Retailers Choice Awards.

Author of more than 15 books, Darlene continues to write and to minister to her readers through her blog at TimeWarpWife.com.

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You are loved by an almighty God,

Darlene Schacht
The Time-Warp Wife

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