Articles Tagged 'Thankful'

A Thanksgiving Conversation

A Thanksgiving Conversation

What would a frank conversation between us and God about thankfulness look like?

Tom Norvell shares an imaginary but important conversation between himself and God.

Joys of the Feast

Joys of the Feast

The difficulties of yesterday's journey will be forgotten in the joy of the feast.

Max Lucado reminds us as we finish up with Thanksgiving that the joys of the feast and the family will swallow up the memories of the journey and the wait.

Choosing to Be the 1!

Choosing to Be the 1!

In a world seeking to get and acquire, do we pause to give thanks for all we have?

Phil Ware uses the parable of the 10 lepers to remind us that we want to be the 1 who returns to give thanks even though we live in a world where most people are not very thankful!

What a Rescue Dog Taught Me About God

What a Rescue Dog Taught Me About God

A rescue dog, God, and a love story

I love God because of how much he has done for me. I was reminded of this by watching Lulu, our rescue dog.

'... and thankful!'

'... and thankful!'

Give thanks for this?

Phil Ware finishes his November series of giving thanks and focuses on our mission or call from God.

'...and thankful!'

'...and thankful!'

So we are supposed to give thanks for this?

Phil Ware continues his 4 part series on Thanksgiving and how important it is for churches to leverage change and growth in in their church families.

'...and thankful!'

'...and thankful!'

What happens the other 51 weeks of the year?

Phil Ware begins a 4 part November series on giving thanks just in time for the Thanksgiving season.

The Rabbi's Nudge about Thanksgiving

The Rabbi's Nudge about Thanksgiving

So can we learn to be more thankful?

Rick Brown gives us insights on abstract prayers and the Rabbi's teaching that would help us be more thankful.

One Out of Ten

One Out of Ten

Time to stop and say thanks

When Jesus healed ten lepers, only one of them came back to give thanks. We need to follow his example, stopping to thank God for what he has done for us.

Good Samaritan Not Appreciated

Good Samaritan Not Appreciated

Why would anyone not be thankful for getting back $1200?

Rubel Shelly tells the story of a man finding $1200 and not being thanked when he returned it and he talks about the principle of being a good Samaritan.

As Far as the East Is from the West

As Far as the East Is from the West

Take time to be thankful

There are lots of reasons to give thanks. It doesn't always seem that way, but if we put our mind to it, we can usually think of more reasons for being thankful than for complaining.

Let Us Thank Him

Let Us Thank Him

God is great, so what are we going to do about it?

Rubel Shelly reminds us to be thankful for even the most simple things, including our meal and the gift of food and fellowship over table.

Thankful Turkeys

Thankful Turkeys

Post thanksgiving turkeys have much to be thankful for. So do we.

We sometimes fail to process how thankful we should be for what God has done to keep us from what we deserve.

The Other Nine

The Other Nine

Wonder what all those other guys did?

Patrick Odum talks about the the 10 lepers who were healed and only one came back to thank Jesus and puts the other nine into modern context and describes what they did instead of thanking Jesus.

Drafting Your Thanksgiving Fantasy Team

Drafting Your Thanksgiving Fantasy Team

This is a team we can all be thankful for!

Ron Rose reminds us that Thanksgiving is about those who have blessed us and our being a blessing back by letting them know and thanking them.

Living Abundantly

Living Abundantly

Have you found it?

Tom Norvell talks about living life abundantly, with urgency, a recognition that life is short, and that we may only have the opportunity to do some things once.

Gratitude that Costs Us Something

Gratitude that Costs Us Something

How can we be thankful without doing something significant?

Patrick Odum talks about gratitude and thankfulness for the grace we have received and all the blessings we have in Christ and in life.

Captured by Grace

Captured by Grace

Can you be captured by freedom and grace?

Phil Ware uses the climactic moment in the movie "Saving Private Ryan" where he is told to "earn it" to emphasize the difference between grace and obligation.

A Thankful Heart

A Thankful Heart

Are you a one day a year person or an everyday person?

Sarah Stirman reminds us that we have many reasons to give thanks, even when things are tough.

We Are His People!

We Are His People!

Do we act like it?

Tom Norvell reminds us that we need to live like the Lord is our God!

Thankful for Simple Things

Thankful for Simple Things

Why give thanks for that?

Mike Barres talks about a hunting trip with his wife and how they were so thankful for just heat and food and the simple things of life.

Appreciating God's Blessings

Appreciating God's Blessings

How can an undeserved inheritance make us sad?

A humorous story about undeserved inheritance reminds us of how easy it is to forget to thank God for all that he has done for us.

Family Messes

Family Messes

How are we to handle the messes of life in the family of God?

Christian people can be ugly and ungrateful, but we must be like Jesus in both the way we use our speech and the way we forgive others who are hateful and ungrateful.

Don't Forget!

Don't Forget!

How could we forget something this important?

In times of trouble, we need to remember our blessings so that we can bless others in need.

The Lost Art of Giving Thanks

The Lost Art of Giving Thanks

When's the last time you felt the joy of being truly thankful?

We need to recover the lost art of giving thanks and there are some steps we can take to do just that.