Category Thankfulness

The Difference You Don’t Know About

In a few short weeks my son Andrew, my first born, will graduate from High School.  To assist us in creating an invitation list for his graduation party, we sat down with Andrew to craft a list of people who he felt had made a difference in his life.  The results of this were astounding. […]

Growing and Overflowing with Thanksgiving

How well do you receive gifts of generosity from others?  Are you skilled at the art of receiving well?  Do you spend your days focused on all there is to give thanks for?  Or do the frustrations and challenges exhaust you, stealing your focus, energy, and willingness to give thanks? My personal prayers have been […]

Overflowing Gratitude

“Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.”  Ephesians 1:2 (NIV) I could find no better way to open today than with the greeting found at the beginning of Paul’s letters in the books of the New Testament. Grace and Peace to each of you, my dear readers! I […]

Simple Gifts, Timeless Treasures

The holiday gift giving season is well upon us.  Newspapers are plump with advertisements.  Email inboxes are getting deeper daily.  Aisles of stores are filled with blockades with brightly colored package displays.  All tempting us to purchase more, more, more. Is anyone else feeling the stress of all of this?  The pressure of finding that […]

More Like Hezekiah

Once upon a time, 1991, there was a whole marketing campaign by Gatorade which featured a song with the lyrics “If I could be like Mike” referring to being like Michael Jordan, the basketball player. I have no idea why, but that silly song popped into my head this morning as I was thinking about […]