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Living with a Thankful Heart

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"... never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them." - JFK

We need to cultivate an attitude of gratitude. Giving thanks is something that we are commanded repeatedly in Scripture to do. Obviously, it is important to God for His children to be grateful. Space won’t permit me to list all the references here, but consider this small sampling of verses: • “In everything give thanks; for this is God’s will… Read more »

Don’t Let Anything Steal Your Joy

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Joy springs from a grateful heart. Don't let the enemy steal your joy.

Joy springs from a grateful hearts, but there are two things that will snuff out gratitude faster than blowing out a candle, and we must vigilantly guard against both. Those two things are envy and expectations. Envy causes us to see the glass as half-empty instead of half-full. It fills our hearts with jealousy and bitter resentment, so that we… Read more »

In Pursuit of Lasting Results

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I have a friend who refuses to iron more than one piece of clothing at a time. She believes that dying with a closet full of clean, pressed clothes would be testimony to a wasted life. Why bother ironing something you may never get the chance to wear? “I”d much rather spend my time mowing the lawn,” my friend confides…. Read more »

Show Some Appreciation

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As soon as my husband made it to work yesterday morning, he called home to say that he’d broken his glasses and could I please bring him his back-up pair? I was still in my fuzzy bathrobe, so I quickly changed clothes, grabbed my coat and keys, and drove over to the hospital to make the delivery. Being out in… Read more »

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