Pain and thanksgiving are not obvious partners, but they can be. As Christians it is our charge to rise to this higher kind of gratitude. 1 Thessalonians says “in everything give thanks.” It is telling us to grow into an attitude of life that is able to express thanksgiving through bad experiences. Watch this short v/log then listen to the full podcast of the same name for more details.
Gratitude is a most precious and basic human response. Jesus expands this thankfulness lesson in the Beatitudes in Matthew 5. How are these verses a recipe for Christian living and how to they relate to gratitude? For an unusual take on the topic of be thankful, watch this short vlog then listen to the full podcast of the same name. Thank you! :)
How can we be more thankful to God? When we think about God and everything He created for us, we can’t help but feel thankful and want to tell him in prayer. James 1:17 says, “Every good and perfect gift is from above..." Let’s dig deeper into how we can appreciate these gifts on a whole new level! Watch this short animated video for kids.
What good is having thankfulness a part of my everyday life? What steps do I need to take to be more thankful? Watch our 2-minute vlog for an short answer and listen to the full podcast episode filled with tips and Scriptures.
Gratitude makes the good in our lives longer lasting. It is a basic building block and ingredient for finding ways to cope with tragedy and difficult circumstances. We need to understand how gratitude can be alive and well in our daily lives for ultimate peace and wellness.
Here’s a question...what do the 4th of July and Thanksgiving have in common? The most obvious answer is these two celebrations are uniquely American in that their very founding was undeniably linked to the founding of the United States. The less obvious answer is that these two holidays were also founded in humble recognition of God Almighty. Just read the first and last parts of the Declaration of Independence and the first declarations for Thanksgiving and you will see that God was first and foremost. Here we are about 240 years later and God is no longer first and he certainly is no longer "for most." So, as we approach the Thanksgiving holiday this Thursday what can we do to relight our own fire of gratitude towards God and towards one another? Let’s start by talking about it!
There was once a time (and it seems that it was long ago), that the whole idea of Thanksgiving as a holiday held deep and profound meaning. Seems kinda funny to say that, because when we think of Thanksgiving now, what do we think of? Family, turkey, football, stuffing, days off, pumpkin pie. Eating too much and thinking too little. Thanksgiving – the concept can change your life – it can take you from a crying heart to a contented spirit. It can alter what you see and how you see it. It can find hope and strength where there seemed only to be despair and weakness. Thanksgiving...how do we live it?