1. Wanting to Grow in Gratitude?
    09 Nov, 2018
    Wanting to Grow in Gratitude?
    We give thanks to you, O God; we give thanks, for your name is near. We recount your wondrous deeds.  Psalm 75:1   For some us, and I am definitely including myself when I say "us", being thankful isn't as prominent in our lives as it could be. I once read an article that expressed what may be ailing us.  I thought it summed up several things really well. The article mentioned several attitudes that are inimical to gratitude:   The "never enough" attitude. The "I deserve it" attitude. The
  2. Remembering the Source of Our Abundance
    06 Jul, 2018
    Remembering the Source of Our Abundance
    Because you did not serve the Lord your God with joyfulness and gladness of heart, because of the abundance of all things, therefore you shall serve your enemies whom the Lord will send against you, in hunger and thirst, in nakedness, and lacking everything. And he will put a yoke of iron on your neck until he has destroyed you. Deuteronomy 28:47-48  God's people were about to enter the Promised Land, and Moses tells the people what God says about the curses that will come upon them if they
  3. Gratitude
    18 May, 2018
    Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever.  Psalm 136:1  I've been thinking about gratitude recently, and those thoughts came to a head last night during a men's small group discussion.   During our discussion last night, we talked about how we often take good things for granted.  We discussed how we often act as if we're entitled to things that are really gifts of God's grace and love. I found myself looking in the metaphorical mirror and not liking