Tag Archives: thanksgiving

humbled gratitude

I want to wake each day with a grateful heart. I imagine you do, too. We want to fight our  tendency toward thank-less-ness. But do you find, like I do, that you grumble (in your heart, if not out loud) when … Continue reading

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Someone to thank

“Were there no God, we would be in this glorious world with grateful hearts, and no one to thank.” (Christina Rossetti, 1830-1894) ____________________________________

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thanks-giving that’s not hypocritical

When your heart is heavy and thanks seems buried beneath sorrow: “Do not say, ‘But it is hypocritical to thank God with my tongue when I don’t feel thankful in my heart.’ There is such a thing as hypocritical thanksgiving: … Continue reading

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A template for scripture meditation (Part 2 of “What to do when my heart grows cold”)

As a follow-up to “What to do when my heart grows cold,” I want to give a more specific “how to” template. That post exhorted us to reach for our Bible and meditate on a section of scripture when we … Continue reading

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What are you thankful for?

I’m thankful that stunning loveliness glimpsed among dead leaves quietly draws my thoughts to the One who brings life out of death. I’m thankful for dancing wisps of frost that, with golden intricacy, make known the divine nature and eternal … Continue reading

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Beauty was created by God for a purpose

What if we were to realize that every sunset viewed, every sexual intimacy enjoyed, every favorite food savored, every song sung or listened to, every home decorated, and every rich moment enjoyed in this life isn’t ultimately about itself but … Continue reading

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Hearts of great gratitude

When it comes to life the critical thing is whether you take things for granted or take them with gratitude. (G.K. Chesterton) Jesus went without comfort so that you might have it. He postponed joy so that you might share … Continue reading

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