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Not So Thankful

In some parts of Mexico hot springs and cold springs are found side by side. Because of the convenience of this natural phenomenon the women often bring their laundry and boil their clothes in the hot springs and then rinse … Continue reading

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In Praise of Thanksgiving

In A Serious Call to a Devout and Holy Life, William Law writes: “Would you know who is the greatest saint in the world? It is not he who prays most or fasts most; it is not he who gives … Continue reading

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An Attitude of Gratitude

A woman had this simple but telling epitaph etched onto her husband’s tombstone—“He always appreciated.” One very important goal that we should have is to live our lives in appreciation for all that God has so graciously given us and … Continue reading

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Being Content

While chained up in a prison cell, the apostle Paul wrote these words—“I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any … Continue reading

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Uncommon Thanks

One of my favorite Scriptures about thanksgiving is found in Luke 17. There we read about the time Jesus healed ten men who were suffering from leprosy. These ten men came as close to Jesus as they dared. By Old … Continue reading

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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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