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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

Happy Thanksgiving: Focus on Thanking God

Happy Thanksgiving: Focus on Thanking God Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. —1 Thessalonians 5:18 (NIV) Our Thanksgiving plans with extended family are often shaped by what’s happened within the year leading up to the holiday. In the past we’ve gathered at my brother’s house, but

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

How to Make It Through the Holidays When You Don’t Feel Very Grateful

It’s that time of year again. Pumpkins are put away, Christmas décor in beginning to fill the stores, and there’s one more big Holiday to celebrate before the Christmas jingles hit the airwaves – Thanksgiving. As Christians we know we are supposed to “give thanks is all circumstances” (1 Thessalonians 5:18) and “give thanks to

10 Great Thanksgiving Books for Children

Teach your children about Thanksgiving traditions, gratitude and giving thanks to God this month for all their blessings with this collection of 10 of our favorite Thanksgiving books for children. Reading time with my kids before bed is still my favorite part of the day. My sons are growing older and can read on their own now,

The New World

Editor’s note: Thanksgiving is fast-approaching. But how many of us really know the origin story of this holiday? According to author Jay Milbrandt, we’ve commercialized and sanitized the story into one that is more legend than truth. He states, “I had simply glossed over the story until I traced my own lineage back to two of

Don’t Forget Thanksgiving

Don’t Forget Thanksgiving

Don’t Forget Thanksgiving Let us come before His presence with thanksgiving; let us shout joyfully to Him. — Psalm 95:2 Have you ever noticed how after Halloween, many stores immediately bring out their prelit trees, ornaments, Christmas wreaths, and candy canes? The weeks between Halloween and Christmas are often a blur of colored leaves and

The stories we've missed: Thanksgiving

Flyover: The Stories We’ve Missed

Thanksgiving offers us an annual pause from the pace of life return to places we do not often visit and gather with people we do not often see. Indeed, I live in what some call a “flyover state” — Minnesota — a placed that many visitors fly over while hopping coast to coast. I know

Thank him every day

Thank Him Every Day

I’d Rather Be a Dog And when He had given thanks… — John 6:11 Rev. William Biederwolf once shocked his audience by saying, “I’d rather be a dog with gratitude enough to wag his tail… than to be a man with a soul so contemptibly mean as to sit down at the table three times

Take Time to Thank God

Editor’s Note: We encourage you to join us and prepare your own personal Thankful List to share with friends and family on Thanksgiving Day! * * * My soul glorifies the Lord and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, for He has been mindful of the humble state of His servant. From now on all

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