Posts with the tag “thankful”
Monday, May 8, 2023
May 8th, 2023
Sometimes we hear the expression “pay it forward.” And we often speak of “paying it back.” When we are overcome with gratitude, it can be easy to wonder how we can express what we feel. Co...
Tuesday, July 12, 2022
July 12th, 2022
I Chronicles is another history book in the Old Testament. It is considered by many to be a historical supplement to I and II Samuel and I and II Kings. I and II Chronicles tend to focus...
Monday, May 23, 2022
May 23rd, 2022
Scripture can often give us wake-up calls and warnings. Inspired passages originally intended for audiences and people thousands of years or many generations ago can often speak quite fre...
Thursday, November 25, 2021
November 23rd, 2021
Happy Thanksgiving to you! A long time ago, in 1789, President George Washington issued a proclamation designating November 26 as a day for giving thanks. The text of his proclamation is below, prov...
Wednesday, November 24, 2021
November 23rd, 2021
There is an old expression that says, “don’t just stand there, do something.” And certain times demand action. Certain occasions call for responses. Thanksgiving is one of those occasion...
Tuesday, November 23, 2021
November 23rd, 2021
Words possess power. And words are one way that we communicate with one another. God created language and gave us this gift as a way both to bless and serve Him. We use words as we sing ...
Monday, November 22, 2021
November 22nd, 2021
Grace is certainly a word commonly used among Christians. We often define grace as “unmerited favor.’ We recognize that we have done nothing to gain this divine goodwill. Our English word ...
Thursday, November 18, 2021
November 18th, 2021
David was one of the largest figures in the history of Israel. He ranks near Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and Moses. He came to the throne as a shepherd after God had rejected Saul as Israel’s kin...
Wednesday, November 17, 2021
November 17th, 2021
Researchers suggest that the world has a population of about 7.9 billion people. Projections say that the world’s population will likely reach ten billion by 2057. Today’s median age on p...
Tuesday, November 16, 2021
November 16th, 2021
Colossians is Paul’s New Testament letter to the Christians and churches in Colosse, an ancient city in Asia Minor. His intent in writing was to offer a general message of goodwill and encouragement ...
Monday, November 15, 2021
November 15th, 2021
The pivotal event of the Old Testament was the Exodus where God led Israel safely out of captivity and slavery. From that extraordinary event would come the building of Israel and ultimately Jesus th...
Tuesday, November 9, 2021
November 9th, 2021
A thankful life is a choice. A thankful inclination is a choice. We can choose to be thankful. Thanksgiving is not contingent upon what is taking place around us or how we may feel at a given momen...
Thursday, October 28, 2021
October 28th, 2021
Solomon is commonly thought to be the author of Ecclesiastes. A variety of traditions upholds that view as well. 1:1 says that this book is the “words of the Teacher, son of David, king in...
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