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November 25, 2012

Ep.737: How Do You Live With Gratitude?

Thanksgiving - the national holiday and the attitude

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Theme Scripture: 1 Thessalonians 5:18

Last week we talked about hope and its critical role in living a life of value. Hope seems to be the forgotten middle brother of faith and love. In the same way, this past Thursday we celebrated the forgotten middle brother of holidays – Thanksgiving. How do you compete with the costumes and candy of Halloween just a few weeks before and the gifts and glitter of Christmas a month later? So, what about the art of thanksgiving? How can we master the “attitude of gratitude” and live a transformed life?

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  1. Debbie
    Debbie says:

    Who quoted Psalm 92 BEFORE J. F. Kennedy?

    “’It is a good thing to give thanks unto the Lord.’ Across the uncertain ways of space and time our hearts echo those words, for the days are with us again when, at the gathering of the harvest, we solemnly express our dependence upon Almighty God. The final months of this year, now almost spent, find our Republic and the Nations joined with it waging a battle on many.” (F. D. Roosevelt, 1942 Thanksgiving Proclamation)

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    • Debbie
      Debbie says:

      Oops… missed the last few words of the quote…

      “The final months of this year, now almost spent, find our Republic and the Nations joined with it waging a battle on many fronts for the preservation of liberty.”

      Sounds almost like it can apply today, eh?!

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  2. Debbie
    Debbie says:

    Also note that the song “My Heart is Filled with Thankfulness” is sung by Kristyn Getty. What a wonderful song of praise!!

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