I am glad for an annual day for giving thanks to God, just as I need calendar reminders to remember the significant people in my life on their birthdays and remember to celebrate my marriage on its anniversary date.Read More »
“Lord, thank you for all that You have blessed me with. Family, friends, a home, food, clean water.” You probably say something similar throughout this day of Thanksgiving if you are a Christian. If you aren’t a Christian and you are reading this, I am curious to hear what you say throughout the day. I don’t want to cause trouble, I genuinely want to know.
This morning while watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, I saw a commercial that showed a family praying before they ate their large meal.Read More »
“I’ll be happy when I get _____” is a triple trap. For one, it keeps you miserable as you wait impatiently to be fulfilled. Second, wanting more never satisfies, even if you get your first wish, because you then want still more. Third, it cheats you out of the happiness with the wealth that you already possess.Read More »
“Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.”
There is a reason why our culture has so enthusiastically embraced annual birthday and wedding remembrances. Time slides by, and we tend to take one another for granted. Birthdays and anniversaries are helpful reminders about the importance of the dear people whom God has sent into our lives.
An annual call to national thanksgiving is just as urgent and helpful. President Lincoln knew that America badly needed God’s help, and even in a time of terrible war, he wanted Americans to pause and express their gratitude for all the divine interventions and blessings that made their lives better.Read More »
For the week of Thanksgiving, here in the USA, I would like to do a 5 day devotional with all of you. I will quote the devotional I got through YouVersion’s http://www.bible.com and I will respond to the content. I then will ask you to participate as well.
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Read James 1:17.
During the week of Thanksgiving, our nation pauses. Most businesses and schools close. Kids come home from school with Pilgrim artwork, black buckled hats, and stories of Squanto. There will be much turkey, pumpkin pie, and football. There may even be some giving of thanks.Read More »