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How to Live in Thankfulness

How to Live in Thankfulness

Isn’t it interesting – and frustrating – there are things we need to relearn again and again? How do we forget the good things so quickly? Why do we lose our way so fast? We just had our summer vacation and we’re already stressed out. It’s time to relearn to live in thankfulness. One of the most essential things in Christian living is to live in thankfulness. It might seem too simplistic or too obvious and we might think we…

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Practicing Gratitude

Practicing Gratitude

Gratitude follows grace like thunder lightning, writes Karl Barth. I think so, too. There is nothing bigger or better in life than receiving grace through faith in Jesus Christ! G.K. Charleston has said “I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought, and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.”  If we take time to wonder God’s mysteries in our lives we start to see God’s handiwork all around us. We need to cultivate wonder because wonder leads…

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GOD rules! Celebrate! – Psalm 97

GOD rules! Celebrate! – Psalm 97

God rules: there’s something to shout over! On the double, mainlands and islands—celebrate! Bright clouds and storm clouds circle ’round him; Right and justice anchor his rule. Fire blazes out before him, Flaming high up the craggy mountains. His lightnings light up the world; Earth, wide-eyed, trembles in fear. The mountains take one look at God And melt, melt like wax before earth’s Lord. The heavens announce that he’ll set everything right, And everyone will see it happen—glorious! All who…

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