How was your Thanksgiving week? Did the fun end all too soon for you? Was your focus fully on the blessings of the week? Or, did the process of preparing everything take priority over enjoying it? Please tell me I’m not the only one who struggles with that! Concentration while preparing doesn’t come easy when […]
Do you write down things each day that you’re especially thankful for – like in a journal or on a calendar? Confession: I don’t, but I know I should. Someone (and you know who you are, my email friend. 🙂 ) inspired me recently because she was saying that she planned to start doing that. […]
On the day of inspiration, Folliot Sanford Pierpoint was strolling in the countryside on a beautiful spring day. I can so relate to that! Can you? Do you sometimes take a walk and receive a flood of inspiration? (It happens to me on motorcycle trips, too.) The old hymn, For the Beauty of the Earth, […]
There’s so much to be said today in expectation of our week of Thanksgiving. God sure gives us many blessings! He also allows hard times. Is the purpose to make us more thankful for the good times? He says to praise Him in the hard times, too, though. Ugh, that is hard! If you are […]
Holidays can be hard. When we’re in the middle of troubled times (the storms of life), it’s not a time for being thankful for the circumstances we’re in. Then, why does Paul tell us to be thankful in this I Thessalonians verse? Doesn’t he understand? James, the brother of Jesus, said basically the same thing. […]
We give thanks throughout the year, of course. But, during November, giving thanks is on the forefront of our minds. Source What are you most thankful for? Is there one thing that comes to mind before everything else?