Tag Archives: Grateful

Gratitude is a dialysis of sorts. It flushes the self-pity out of our systems. What if gratitude had won the day? Suppose an unbedazzled Adam and Eve had scoffed at the snake’s suggestion. “Are you kidding? Begrudge what we cannot eat? Have you seen this place? Strawberry patches. Melon fields. Orange groves. Blueberry bushes. Let us take you on a tour, snake. We will show you what God has given to us.” Had they chosen gratitude, would the world be different?

Thanks, Just the Word Lifts the Spirit

Thanks, Just the Word Lifts the Spirit

  I’m thankful for… Andy. He’s the dog Denalyn rescued from the shelter. Rangy as a coyote when we got him. He’s chubby now. He jumps into bed with us every morning and scampers through the yard like a deer in the pasture when we come home. Bald spots. I was standing in line at

Thanksgiving Proclamation – George Washington

George Washington (1732–1799), the first President of the United States, was a deeply religious man. The famous portrait of Washington kneeling in prayer at Valley Forge captures his religious zeal and the role faith played in his personal and political life. He famously proclaimed in his 1796 Farewell Address, “Of all the dispositions and habits,

Giving Thanks

Lord of the universe, You are amazing! You designed and formed the heavens and earth and all they contain. You open Your hand to provide and satisfy the desires of every living thing. From Your abundance You have poured out blessings and piled them up. You are worthy, great God, of all honor and praise!

First Flight

Editor’s note: It’s time to start seeing all of God’s blessings for what they really are — gifts. There are truly too many to count when you step back to see what gets you through an entire day. Ann Voskamp has an intricate eye for the detail in the smallest of blessings. Her poetic voice

Giving Thanks Forever

So we, Your people and sheep of Your pasture, will give You thanks forever; we will show forth Your praise to all generations. — Psalm 79:13 As one of the “sheep of Your pasture,” Shepherd God, I am blessed each day by Your protection, provision, guidance, and love. When I fall down, You pick me up. When I

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