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Posts Tagged: importance of gratitude

Splashes of Beauty Amidst the Mess

  On a trip to Kathmandu several years ago, a friend and I walked down a narrow dirt lane in a residential neighborhood. We skirted potholes and dodged piles of broken red bricks. The road was an eyesore, to say the least.   Then we came to a T-intersection, and that’s when we saw it:… [ read more ]

How’s Your Heart Today?

  I wish I could chat with each of you over a cup of coffee or tea and hear your answer to this question: “How’s your heart today?”   Are you feeling like you’ve been through the wringer? Like you’ve been doing battle too long? Like your faith has been stretched as far as it… [ read more ]

Why I’m Resolved to Express Gratitude

Returning to Nepal has renewed my resolve to express gratitude at all times.   I’ve seen people with precious few material possessions, living in grass huts.   I’ve worshiped with men and women whose fingers and toes have been eaten by leprosy.   I’ve talked with a young village mother as she held her eight-month-old… [ read more ]

Saying Thank-You to God: A Common Courtesy Often Neglected

Thankfulness—what a great exercise! It makes the heart healthy and puts a smile on our faces. It even lifts a weight from our shoulders. Why, then, do we often neglect to do it?    I think of the 10 lepers who cried to Jesus for physical healing (Luke 17:11-19). He granted their request. What happened?… [ read more ]