Tag Archives: Gratitude

Thanking God for Yadah Abundance

Thanking God for Yadah Abundance

It is a good thing to give thanks [yadah] unto the Lord, and to sing praises unto thy name, O Most High. — Psalm 92:1 KJV “Whatever.” The Wednesday morning before folks eat turkey and pie and browse the Black Friday flyers, I wake up to this smothering of fog and this teen muttering it

Thanksgiving and the Path to Peace

Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds. James 1:2 NIV Editor’s note: In celebration of the Thanksgiving holiday tomorrow, we hope you enjoy this week’s devotional selection from the late Rev. Billy Graham on thankfulness.  It is a powerful reminder that no matter where you find yourself this Thanksgiving—whether

What are you thinking? ~ Devotions for a Thankful Heart

What Are You Thinking About?

What Are You Thinking About? Whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy — meditate on these things. — Philippians 4:8 Too often our thoughts take on a life of their own, wandering freely and sometimes landing in dark places. Our Creator

Knowing Peace Through Prayer

Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. — Philippians 4:6 I confess: I have lost way too much sleep worrying about things I ultimately couldn’t control. Even now, I have to deliberately choose to let go of my anxiety, turn my

Children and Presents – We Can Count These as Blessings, Too!

Christmas gift-giving is really hard for me. Don’t get me wrong, I love presents. I love thinking about presents, buying presents, wrapping presents, and watching my kids open their presents. The joy on my kids’ faces is palpable on Christmas morning, and I love making them happy almost more than anything in the world. I

The Dance of Grief and Gratitude

  Editor’s Note: It’s Thanksgiving — a day of thankfulness and joy. As we celebrate this season of gratitude, remembrance and recognition of God’s provision, and celebration, we also acknowledge that we and those around us may be in a season of struggle or pain. We pray that you find comfort and encouragement from this

Give Thanks in All Circumstances

Teaching Our Children What the Bible Says about Gratitude, and How to Express It! Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. — 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 I remember reading this verse with one of our boys when he was small and he was confused.

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