Tag: Thankfulness

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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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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In Search of True Peace

Let’s face it, we live in a stress-filled world. We excel at being chronic worriers. We fill our minds with anxious thoughts of everything that might go wrong. Our souls are less than tranquil. We have all these pressures piled on us. Getting our next paycheck, keeping the car running smoothly, preparing for bad weather, following politics, […]

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Being Thankful for Common Mercies

For the last few weeks, we’ve been enjoying a season of thankfulness across America, when everyone pulls out their thankfulness lists and dusts off their under-used words of gratitude.  True, we should be making the choice every single day of the year to worship rather than whine, to offer gratitude to God no matter what. But there’s something special about this […]

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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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Let’s Chat about Thanksgiving Challenges

‘Tis the season for thanksgiving! While we should be practicing gratitude every single day of the year, it’s kind of fun to participate in some sort of thanksgiving challenge in the weeks leading up to Thanksgiving Day. Thanksgiving challenges may be getting a little cliche, but they’re refreshing to the soul and encouraging to the […]

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