Tag: Gratitude

Thoughts on Giving Thanks

There’s something special about this time of year, when so many people start meditating on everything they have to be thankful for. As Christians, we have an even greater reason to be people characterized by the habitual giving of thanks — not just for abundant physical blessings, but so many spiritual blessings too! The blogosphere is teeming […]

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Why Do We Give Thanks?

Every year around November 1, the online stratosphere gets inundated with thankfulness challenges. That’s not a bad thing! I love the rise of gratitude each year, seeing people becoming more aware of all the ways God blesses us everyday. But have you ever stopped to consider why we practice gratitude? Is it just because it’s the “thing to […]

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What Better Reason to Give Thanks?

I hope you’re praising God for all that you plan to enjoy this Thanksgiving — a warm cozy home, a nourishing and satisfying meal, laughter and fellowship, family and friends, break from routines, new memories in the making. I hope you thank Him specifically for all the blessings of everyday comfort and happiness, and all the intangible […]

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Praise God in Private

Some days, thanking God on social media feels too… well, social. It feels too public. There’s nothing wrong, of course, with praising God publicly — in fact, we are commanded throughout Scripture to do so. Psalms especially tell us over and over to testify of His deeds among the nations, to praise Him in the sanctuary, to […]

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Choosing Gratitude: Chapter 9

Welcome to the Choosing Gratitude study! If you’re not sure what this is all about, we’re studying through Choosing Gratitude by Nancy Leigh DeMoss. See the Introduction for more details. 5 Ways to Go “Gratitudinal” So gratitude takes work — especially the distinctly “Christian” sort of gratitude, which offers specific praise to God even during times of great difficulty. […]

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Choosing Gratitude: Chapter 8

Welcome to the Choosing Gratitude study! If you’re not sure what this is all about, we’re studying through Choosing Gratitude by Nancy Leigh DeMoss. See the Introduction for more details. Choose Gratitude — But Not Without Sacrifice Gratitude is more than just a pleasing sentiment. It’s more than smiley faces and greeting cards. It takes hard work, and it […]

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Choosing Gratitude: Chapter 7

Welcome to the Choosing Gratitude study! If you’re not sure what this is all about, we’re studying through Choosing Gratitude by Nancy Leigh DeMoss. See the Introduction for more details. Thanks… for Everything! I think it’s just perfect that we’re hitting this chapter right now… in November, in the middle of thanksgiving season, when thankfulness lists and gratitude posts […]

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