Posts Tagged ‘ thankfulness ’

The Connection between Thanks and Giving

20th November 2018 | 0 Comments

It’s time to celebrate my favorite holiday again! And what better way to celebrate than to share some thoughts on the subject of gratitude. I love Thanksgiving for a plethora of reasons. Perhaps the most notable is the permission this holiday gives everyone to express gratitude. In an entitled culture, in a society of demands […]


God Loves Me So Much

20th March 2018 | 0 Comments

Joel was scheduled to have neck surgery yesterday. The plan was to implant an electrical impulse unit into his neck that would basically tell the nerves to quit sending pain signals. It is a surgery his team of doctors, and pain management professionals have recommended as the last course of action they can offer that […]


The Antidote for Sin

6th March 2018 | 0 Comments

In Ephesians 5:3-4, Paul writes a pretty strongly worded warning against immorality on almost every level. Then he makes this surprising statement:  “Instead, let there be thankfulness to God.” Now I’m not surprised to see an exhortation to thankfulness. It’s that little word, instead. What does this command have to do with the prior directives […]


God’s Greatest Gift

25th August 2011 | 2 Comments

This morning I finished the book, One Thousand Gifts. The author, Ann Voskamp shares how God used a challenge given to her by a friend to change her outlook on life. This challenge was to write down 1000 blessings–one thousand gifts–she could thank God for. In the process of learning to be thankful, she became […]