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Prompted to Be Thankful

In a recent cartoon of “The Family Circus”, Dolly was teaching her little brother the importance of being thankful. She said, “When somebody gives you something…you wait for them to say ‘And what do you say?’ Then you say, ‘Thank … Continue reading

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Give Thanks in All Circumstances

Matthew Henry, the famous Bible scholar, was once accosted by thieves and robbed of his money. Following that event he wrote these words in his diary: “Let me be thankful first because I was never robbed before; second, although they … Continue reading

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Thankful Prayer

One way we could be more thankful is to be more devoted to prayer. Practically everyone prays, but most people don’t pray much. Those who do pray usually spend more time asking God for more things than they do thanking … Continue reading

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Fretful or Thankful?

God wants us to be thankful, not just at Thanksgiving, but all year round. 1 Thessalonians 5:18 says, “Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” One of the greatest impediments to thanksgiving … Continue reading

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Greener Grass

A story is told of a farmer who had lived on the same farm all his life. It was a good farm, but with the passing years, the farmer began to tire of it. He longed for a change—for something … Continue reading

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Strong Faith

Mariano Rivera is the first player in the history of major league baseball to be elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame by a unanimous vote. Rivera is considered the greatest closer of all time. He was the relief pitcher … Continue reading

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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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Got to Give Him Credit

A man was driving down a city street, frantically looking for a parking space because he was in danger of being late for an important meeting. Even though he was not a particularly religious fellow, he was desperate enough to … Continue reading

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