Tag: Gratitude

Hearts Filled with Gratitude

The people were astonished at his teaching, for he taught them as one having authority and not as the scribes. But, should they have been astonished? NO! Unless they had forgotten God’s promise recorded in the Book of Deuteronomy (18:18): I will...

Gratitude and Trust

A woman named Bonnie had little experience of family love and support when she was growing up; she had also received no training in religion. Years later, as a single mother of two young children, there were no relatives or friends to assist her, no...

Living in a Thankful Spirit

A boy who was swimming in a lake one summer day went out too far and found himself in danger of drowning; fortunately, a man saw what was happening, and at the risk of his own life, swam out and rescued him. Afterwards the boy said, “Thank you for...

God Alone is Owed Our Thanksgiving

In antiquity, the only measure that could be adopted to curtail leprosy and prevent contamination was the creation of boundaries similar to other boundaries that figure prominently in the Bible. Here are the most well-known: No impure foods must...

Thanking God for Birthdays

On Monday, 26 August, I celebrated my forty seventh birthday. Every birthday is for me a splendid occasion to say thank you, forgive me and please help me. The first word that spontaneously comes into my heart is thank you! I have alot of...

Celebrating Thanksgiving

Special days of thanksgiving existed in earlier cultures, including Egyptian, Greek, Roman, and ancient Jewish, yet we Americans are more familiar with the ones that occurred several hundred years ago in Florida, Virginia, and most notably Plymouth...

Thanks Givers

In 1774—two years before our nation’s founding—a famous American woman was born in New York City; twenty years later she married another well-known New Yorker. Both were Episcopalians, the religion to which many prominent, upper-class Americans...