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The Power of Gratitude

People with grateful hearts live with an attitude of gratitude! It’s so infectious! Do you have a grateful heart? When was the last time you said thank you to someone and expressed your appreciation for them? As we approach this Memorial Day Weekend, we are reminded to show gratitude for all that God and others have done for us and mean to us.

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The Power of Gratitude

We talk about gratitude a lot in our culture, but we find it difficult to practice. The consumer mindset, instilled by media and advertising, combined with our human tendency to compare, leaves us coming up short. We’re told – and, often, believe – that what we have isn’t enough.

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A Thanksgiving Challenge

“Let your roots grow down into Him and draw up nourishment from Him. See that you go on growing in the Lord, and become strong and vigorous in the truth you were taught. Let your lives overflow with joy and thanksgiving for all He has done.”  Colossians 2:7 (TLB) The […]

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Expressing Gratitude

American playwright and Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist, Thornton Wilder said, “We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.” Most people who know their days are numbered understand the importance of the little sensory details that we often take for granted. They know what it means to wake up each day with a grateful heart.

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The Joy of Belonging

The Joy of Belonging blog title graphic of a group of friends at a campfire and the open sky

Restoration is the goal of redemption. The Psalmist says, “He (God) restores my soul!” (Psalm 23:3) What sin has broken, grace restores. The process begins when we humbly admit our need for God and others. While we may be apt to admit our need for God, sometimes we are reluctant to admit our need for others in the process. Fear of embarrassment or shame often create barriers to finding the help and support we need. Help is available.

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Thanksgiving Challenge

“Let your roots grow down into Him and draw up nourishment from Him. See that you go on growing in the Lord, and become strong and vigorous in the truth you were taught. Let your lives overflow with joy and thanksgiving for all He has done.”  Colossians 2:7 (TLB) The […]

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