Surprise!

Just when you think you may have a more or less quiet day in terms of God, He shows up powerfully. Like a good friend sharing wonderful, heartfelt experiences. Awesome, powerful, tear-filled experiences. Experiences earnestly poured out. Surely we will never be the same again.

The Order Of Things: Goodness

The Lord is good to everyone. He showers compassion on all His creation. Psalm 145:9 NLT On the continuum of joy (gratitude, goodness, happiness, joy) we come today to goodness. (See here for thoughts on gratitude). Goodness is one of many attributes of God. Having been made in God’s image, it naturally follows that goodness […]

The Order Of Things: Gratitude

It is not joy that makes us grateful. It is gratitude that makes us joyful. Brother David Steindl-Rast Joy is impossible without gratitude. In the order of things, gratitude comes first. Followed sequentially by goodness, happiness, and finally, joy.

Gratitude, Evil, And The Neo-Marxist Memory Hole

Without remembering good, the most important moral trait (gratitude) cannot be sustained. And without remembering evil, people are destined to repeat it. Genesis 40:23, The Rational Bible, Dennis Prager Truth has to be the first casualty in the Left’s war on society. They seek moral relativism. Why? Their doctrine cannot withstand the light of truth […]

Mercy, Grace, And Favor /1

May God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ give you grace and peace. 1 Corinthians 1:3 NLT The story is told that one day Francis of Assisi gathered his friends at a remote monastery in central Italy. When he asked them about their journeys, each brother had an exciting tale to report. One had […]

Say The Word: Gratitude

Gratitude, noun: a joyful thankfulness, a desire and readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness; a sentiment of kindness or goodwill toward a benefactor; for the Christian, gratitude includes extending goodness and grace to others as the giver has first received from God. Gratitude has three key components. Gratitude first requires a recognition […]

On Gratitude

When we make it a practice to thank God for His blessings of provision and protection in our life, we never lose sight of Him as our hope in all things.

Gratitude

When you ask God in the morningFor His guidance through the day,Thank Him for the many blessingsHe in love has sent your way.When you’re asking aid from HeavenMingle with your morning prayerA word of praise and gratitudeFor all His kindly care. When you send up your petitionTo the Throne of Grace on High,Thank Him for […]

Gratitude: The Root of Both Goodness And Happiness

“The man bowed low in homage to the Lord.” Genesis 24:26 Tanakh Here we have the Servant of Abraham recognizing and acknowledging the obvious movement of God in the tide of man’s affairs. Some translations say “he bowed his head.” Whether he knelt or bowed his head, “bowed low” expresses an attitude of the heart, […]

On Gratitude And Love This Thanksgiving Week

A Debt Of Gratitude Thanksgiving is a debt. It is something we owe. When we bring our thanks before God, we are recognizing Him as the source of every blessing, every protection, every heartbeat, every rescue from every trial, even when His chosen form of deliverance is just supplying us the perseverance we need to […]