First Fifty-Five Gifts

“Count your blessings. Name them one by one. Count your blessings. See what God has done.” So goes a little song I’ve heard. I recently read a book called One Thousand Gifts, about literally taking note of the beauty and blessings around us, and author Ann Voskamp’s challenge to all of us echoes the words […]

Day 29: Month of Thankfulness

Part 2 of 2: Biblical Study of Giving Thanks Today, I will highlight examples of gratefulness culled from the New Testament. 1. Thanks was given to God for sending the Redeemer to Israel. Anna, the prophetess, welcomed the baby Jesus with thanks to God. 2. Many times, Jesus is shown giving thanks to the Father […]

Thirty Days Hath November–To Practice Thankfulness

I am going to declare each day of the month of November as set aside to acknowledge thankfulness for something in my life. Why November? Naturally, it is chosen because it is the month in which we in the U.S. A. celebrate the holiday called Thanksgiving (November 22, 2012). Today is the first day of November, […]

Who’s watching you?

We had leftover pizza for dinner last night. The pizza served its purpose. But, what I really had wanted to do with the pizza was to throw it out! It was a take-and-bake type of pizza and it hadn’t been that great the first time around because it was tasteless. (Mom thought that perhaps the […]