Thanking the Ones Near and Dear to Us

Thanking the Ones Near and Dear to Us

A current trend being popularized by YouTube vloggers is creating videos about thing they are grateful for over a period of time. This may be a reaction to many studies suggesting our physical health improves when we openly express gratitude. Naming what we are grateful for reminds us things are not as bad as our […]

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Praying you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving, remembering God’s abundant blessings in your life this past year.

Faithfulness

Faithfulness

What an incredible trip to Israel I had! As we get ready to celebrate Thanksgiving, I can’t help but be thankful for the opportunity to visit the Holy Land and experience the very places and peoples that our Savior experienced. Israel is a beautiful country will rolling hills, amazing vistas and a diversity and spirituality […]

Be Thankful for What??

Be Thankful for What??

In a few short days, we’ll be celebrating another Thanksgiving with our loved ones around tables filled with steamy delicacies and holiday cheer. There, we’ll share tales of our experiences over the past year, as well as, expressions of thanksgiving for all the Lord has blessed us with. It’s easy to give thanks for good things such as family, friends, and good […]

Giving Thanks (Wallpaper)

Giving Thanks (Wallpaper)

Sometimes it helps to have reminders of what we need to focus on here and there. I like to use different wallpapers or notes on my computer (since I work on my computer most of the day) and thought it might be nice to create one just for you. This is especially pertinent since we’re […]

Embracing the New

Embracing the New

Putting on the New reminds me of college days, when our ultra-committed Bible Study group gave our best effort to applying what we’d learned in our everyday lives. Your Bible study wasn’t complete until you specified an action to take as a result of what you’d studied. That was all good. But we easily fell […]

Rejoice In the Lord Always

Rejoice In the Lord Always

As I reflect and meditate this morning, the Apostle Paul’s statement that we need to learn to be content in whatever situation we find ourselves in, comes to mind. The key word is ‘learn.’ We need to learn to rejoice in the Lord. We need to learn to rest in the Lord. We need to […]

Thankfulness

Thankfulness

Do you give thanks that you have healthy children or do you complain because they are too loud or too active? Do you give thanks that you have shelter or do you complain that your house is not as large as your neighbors? Do you thank God for your mate and pray for him or […]

Five Lessons From My Yard

Five Lessons From My Yard

And God said, “Let the earth sprout vegetation, plants yielding seed, and fruit trees bearing fruit in which is their seed, each according to its kind, on the earth.” And it was so. Genesis 1:11 ESV Up here in the northern part of the United States, it’s safely well into growing season. They may have […]

Return to Worship

Return to Worship

“Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God–this is your spiritual act of worship. Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what […]

A Heart Replete With Thankfulness

A Heart Replete With Thankfulness

It’s about a week after Thanksgiving, which is always a good time to do a “gut check” on the thankfulness factor. I think we always have such good intentions at Thanksgiving. We’re surrounded by people we love and cherish and we’re sitting in front of a huge feast and feeling every bit of the blessings […]