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Give Thanks

A few days ago I typed out a verse of Scripture about giving thanks. Upon proofreading my work, I noticed that I had typed the word “thank” instead of “thanks”. The thought occurred to me that perhaps we don’t give … Continue reading

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It Could Have Been Worse

When Robinson Crusoe was shipwrecked on his lonely island, he drew up in two columns what he called the evil and the good. He was cast away on a desolate island, but he was still alive—not drowned, as his ship’s … Continue reading

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It Won’t Grow Here

There is a legend of a man who found the barn where Satan kept his seeds ready to be sown in the human heart. The man noticed that the seeds of discouragement were more numerous than other seeds. He asked … Continue reading

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Giving Thanks

It has been said that Thanksgiving is a very confusing holiday for atheists. They have all these feelings of gratitude, but no one to whom they can give thanks! Most of us know that there is a God who pours … Continue reading

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Disappointment with God

There seems to be a high level of discontentment with many people today. Randy Alcorn speaks about this: “Our culture is riddled with a poisonous spirit of entitlement. We always think we deserve more. We’re disappointed with our family, neighbors, … Continue reading

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Still Thankful

“Gratitude is the way to an improved attitude, dude.”—James Taylor Thanksgiving is behind us now. The holiday, that is, not the lifestyle. If we aren’t careful, we may succumb to the greed and discontent that have come to be so … Continue reading

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How Can I Say Thanks?

Gospel singer Andrae Crouch wrote a song called “My Tribute”, which asks the Lord this question—“How can I say thanks for the things you have done for me? Things so undeserved, yet you give to prove your love for me?” … Continue reading

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Keeping Your Promise

While on a cruise in the Caribbean, we stopped at a port in Curacao, where my wife got off the ship to do some shopping and sightseeing. She found some small items that she liked, but she didn’t want to … Continue reading

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Saying “Thanks”

In an article in Leadership Journal, Gordon MacDonald writes about taking his 3-year-old grandson to Chuck E. Cheese’s for pizza and fun. On the way home, Gordon and his wife tried to get their grandson to say “thank you” to … Continue reading

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Centuries of Gratitude

Leroy Lawson The following words are credited to Leroy Lawson. The words are spoken, but they aren’t enough. Some other expression is needed, something more tangible. That’s where the meal comes in, and the congregating of loved ones, and the … Continue reading

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