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Cultivating Gratitude in our Families

Cultivating Gratitude in our Families

My kids had high expectations for the summer. In the days leading up to the end of school, they came up with many ways to make the most of their school break. We made a point to follow through on those ideas. It was fun at first, but I quickly realized we set the bar

Hannah: Praise to the Lord

My heart rejoices in the Lord; in the Lord my horn is lifted high. My mouth boasts over my enemies, for I delight in your deliverance. There is no one holy like the Lord; there is no one besides you; there is no Rock like our God. – 1 Samuel 2:1-2 During this Advent season you will probably hear a reading of Mary’s

Happy Thanksgiving! A Thankful Heart

Today is a great day to meditate on all of God’s abundant blessings in our lives and spend time expressing gratitude to Him. Today’s the perfect day to lift up your thanks to the Lord all day long! Praise Him in song! Praise Him in poetry! Praise Him to your family & friends! Praise Him for the

The Purpose of Thanksgiving

“For the Christian, every day is Thanksgiving Day.” — Billy Graham Consider the word “Thanksgiving”, and invariably images of family gatherings come to mind. Such gatherings with turkey dinners, pumpkin pies, fall decorations, football, and tryptophan grogginess are all too common in American homes. This may be what Thanksgiving has become but it is not the

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A Biblical Model For Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving has been a great holiday for the church to spread the message of Christ. After all, the feast between the Pilgrims and the Native Americans was to give thanks to God for his provisions. The stated purpose of the Thanksgiving holiday was to thank “our beneficial Father.” But has our approach to Thanksgiving been

Thankful for the Greatest Gift

  Nick Vujicic stood atop a table and faced a room full of mesmerized high school students. Some of them wept silently as they listened to this man who was born with no arms or legs proclaim joyfully, “I love life.”1 If there is anyone who would seem to have a good reason to be

A Return to Glory and Grace: God’s Wild, Secretive Plan

From all of our beginnings, we keep reliving the Garden story. Satan, he wanted more. More power, more glory. Ultimately, in his essence, Satan is an ingrate. And he sinks his venom into the heart of Eden. Satan’s sin becomes the first sin of all humanity: the sin of ingratitude. Adam and Eve are, simply,

Give Thanks In All Circumstances

Have you ever said something and regretted it the moment the words left your mouth? Last Friday – in the midst of a triple-digit heat wave – my husband awoke in the middle of the night and discovered that we did not have a single drop of running water in our house! Although we paid

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