About Donna

In 1975, at the age of thirty-two, I asked Jesus Christ to be my Savior and surrendered my will to His. I’ve been in Bible study ever since. There’ve been times I’ve clung to God for life-giving breath so I wouldn’t drown in the water of despair or inadequacy.  Other times I wandered, if not danced, off in my own self-directed, self-important world. But I’ve always longed to know God deeply and walk closely in His presence.

When a friend told me about using the ABCs to record what I learned about God, I knew I’d found a way. The desire had been there; now I had a method. I wrote alphabet letters onto two pages of paper, leaving empty spaces in between the letters. These two pieces of paper were tucked into the pocket of my Bible for devotion time. They traveled in my purse as I headed into a busy day. They were clutched in my hand as I took my morning walk. And the pencil went too. If I wasn’t praising God by reading the words I’d written, I was using the pencil to record new “God discoveries.” It became a passion—a wonderful addiction. I began to see God everywhere and in everything. He’d been there all along, of course, but now I had a system to help me be more aware.

This method of praising God blessed me so much I made a little alphabet praise booklet (My Dictionary of Praise) to give to friends and family. I thought I’d reached the zenith of discovering God, and there was nothing else to learn. Oh foolish woman that I am! When I heard the phrases from my 93-year-old mother, my 8-year-old granddaughter, and my 30-year-old intellectually disabled son, my shortsightedness and narrow adoration became apparent. By reading or hearing what others had recorded, my heart exploded with wonderment. Their faith increased my faith.

And that’s how the inspiration of starting a blog came about. Imagine if this united voice of praise could be expanded to the whole Christian world. Not only would God be glorified and exalted to the highest heavens, but our faith would be amplified by reading what other Christians have discovered and experienced. Thus, I invite you to join our ever-expanding treasure hunt of adoration.

You are worthy, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power. Revelations 4:11

Come let us exalt his name together. Psalm 34:3

5 Responses to About Donna

  1. Kasie Pranghofer says:

    My amazing mama. Praising God and touching lives for Christ where she goes. I love ya and thanks to you I love God.

  2. Kathy Mattson says:

    It’s wonderful getting connected with you once again. How the years have flown and now we’re grandmas! I praise God for these wonderful, God-sent children. It is wonderful to see our children having children. I was most impressed with your Praise Dictionary – already I am finding fulfillment in “seeing” additional names and characteristics of our Savior.

    In Him, Kathy

  3. Carol Shiveley says:

    Donna this is a wonderful way to share God’s love! Way to go girl! Today I heard a penny fluist and her husband play a variety of instruments…all Irish tunes. It was a free offering at the library. She was full of joy and talent…a blessing for me who can’t carry a tune. The singing audience was a joyful distraction from the tragedies worldwide. Wouldn’t it be something if she was a Christian and they played at Riverwest?

  4. praiseposts says:

    Thank you Patti. May we
    praise the Lord together! D

  5. patti says:

    Wow, Donna girl I am impressed. My first order of Praise is to the Lord for you and your website. May He be Glorified!!!!
    Hugs to you,

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