Grateful? Write It Down.

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Gratitude has been linked, over and over, with a healthy life and a positive outlook. There is, however, a big difference between being grateful and expressing it. If you appreciate something but never let it be known, one could argue … Continued

Thankfulness Begins With Jesus First

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I have enjoyed the devotional book, This Day With The Master by Dennis Kinlaw since this summer. The November 24 reading (which happens to land on Thanksgiving for this year) fits well for believers. We’re invited to love Jesus supremely. … Continued

How Thanksgiving Helps Us Look To God

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In times of trouble we always look to God.  It’s natural and easy. It’s our only hope. But in in times of blessing, our eyes are often diverted.  With the blessings comes more to deal with. Other things take our … Continued

101 Things For Which Anyone Can Be Thankful.

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Thank you for the sky. Thank you for the mountains.  Thank you for beauty.  Thank you for laughter. Thanks for the inspiration.  Thanks for the blessings. Thanks for the troubles.  Thank you for the world. Thank you for sleep. Thank … Continued

The Box Is Too Small

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Many years ago, I remember seeing a small box in the lobby of a church that said, “Donate Thanksgiving Food Here.” I’m sure they meant well, but the expectation was quite small.  A small box doesn’t motivate people to give … Continued

10 Fall Traditions We Have

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My favorite season is Fall, followed by Winter, Summer, then Spring. To make life a little easier, I believe the official fall season should be September, October, and November. Winter should be December, January, and February. Spring should be March, … Continued

Thanksgiving Posts

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It’s Thanksgiving Week 2013 and here are a collection of some of the past “thankfulness posts”. Thankfulness I have spent the morning thinking about a conversation from yesterday.  How can we continue to have a thankful heart for all that … Continued

How To Overflow With Thankfulness

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And now, just as you accepted Christ Jesus as your Lord, you must continue to follow him. Let your roots grow down into him, and let your lives be built on him. Then your faith will grow strong in the … Continued

Giving Thanks

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Here are a few excerpts from President Abe Lincoln when he decided to begin a national tradition of Thanksgiving, by making it a holiday at the end of November.  It has since been officially moved to the fourth Thursday of … Continued

Thank You For This…

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For the last few weeks, my two year old daughter has wanted to pray for all the meals. The prayer is short and sweet and goes like this, “Dear Lode, tank ooh for dis. Amen.” Dear Lord, thank you for … Continued

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