While in Nepal recently, a friend and I had a spent several hours talking about life—our concerns, our joys, our lows and our highs. In the end, we reached a mutual decision to not focus on the hard stuff in our personal lives or in future conversations with each other. Instead, we committed to developing… [ read more ]
Posts Tagged: Thanksgiving Day
A thought popped into my head a year ago today: Offer a 365-day gratitude challenge on my Facebook page. It seemed like a great idea at the time, so I set to work posting (nearly) daily comments concerning things for which I’m thankful. This exercise has been good for me, and I hope those who… [ read more ]
“And give thanks for everything to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.” (Ephesians 5:20 NLT) This weekend my husband and I enjoyed a “grandma grandpa sleepover.” I don’t know who had more fun—children or grandparents. Simple things can bring big smiles to little kids—eating macaroni and cheese for supper… [ read more ]
This weekend provided a perfect opportunity for me to learn gratitude. The lesson came through a lost suitcase at O’Hare’s airport.
A thankful heart is a big deal to God. If it matters so much to Him, then it ought to matter to us. Colossians 3:15-17 says, “And let the peace that comes from Christ rule in your hearts. For as members of one body, you are called to live in peace. And always be thankful…. [ read more ]
I’ll take a break from the devotional to acknowledge Canadian Thanksgiving in a special way. In October’s issue of “Growing With Grace,” I invited my readers to shout out their thanksgivings to God. I’ve compiled their answers…. Jesus, my Savior and Redeemer. Without Him, everything else loses its value. My family – husbands who make… [ read more ]