Gratitude is a Command

As we settle into this month of November and see December on the horizon, we are in the season of Thanksgiving. This treasured time of year may look very different this year for many, and for many different reasons. As we fix our eyes on the things that are unshakable, things that are always and forever rock solid in our lives, we can more easily see what we can choose to be grateful for. Paul is giving a command to → Read more

Gratitude is a Command2020-11-17T15:24:03-05:00

Gratitude Guards Contentment

Many years ago, I sat in a blue recliner, wracked in pain. My body, overcome by Lyme Disease, caused excruciating pain in my entire body. My clothes felt like sandpaper against my skin. My nail beds felt like someone was pulling my nails away from my fingers. My joints were inflamed, the vascular system in my head was inflamed. My tongue would not work properly. My gums were bleeding and swollen and my teeth felt like they were going to → Read more

Gratitude Guards Contentment2020-11-17T15:07:05-05:00

Thank You

Sometimes I find I balk at traditions. I experience lack in the repetitive activities - pulling me away from the important things. At this time of year, however, I realize some traditions anchor us to matters of the soul that remain timelessly relevant. tradition that I hope to never grow tired or suspicious. Rooted in scriptural command and not man-made tradition, giving thanks is something I always need to practice knowing that gratitude guards my contentment. Stretching the Thanksgiving → Read more

Thank You2014-12-05T02:36:01-05:00
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