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Archive for the ‘Gratitude/Thankfulness’ Topic

Mission Possible – If You Choose to Accept It

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Scripture: “Know that the LORD is GOD.  It is He who made us, and we are His; we are His people, the sheep of His pasture.” – Psalm 100:3   Recently, I was challenged with whether we should involve God in the small and mundane things. For instance, during our prayer time, should we ask […]

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Thankful Every Day!

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Scripture: “This is the day the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it.” – Psalm 118:24   This was one of my mother’s favorite scriptures. Upon her passing, I inherited her Bible. This passage is underlined, highlighted, circled, and with a handwritten reminder in the margin, “SAY THIS EVERY DAY!”     […]

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I’m So Grateful!

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Scripture:  “Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us be thankful, and so worship God acceptably with reverence and awe.” – Hebrews 12:28 I felt the need to write this after going to the 9:15 am service recently. It was communion Sunday, the first without masks. It was a Sunday […]

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Early in the Morning, Part I

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Scripture:  “And rising very early in the morning, while it was still dark, [Jesus] departed and went out to a desolate place, and there He prayed.” (Mark 1:5)  “Mary Magdalene came to the tomb early, while it was still dark, and saw that the stone had been taken away from the tomb. . . .  […]

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Changing Complaints Into Contentment

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Scripture:  “But godliness with contentment is great gain, for we brought nothing into the world, and we cannot take anything out of the world.” – 1 Timothy 6:6-7 On any given weeknight, you can hear someone within the Curtis household complaining. It could be our nine-year-old son voicing his distaste over what is being cooked […]

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Thankful From Sunrise to Sunset

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“David praised the Lord in the presence of the whole assembly, saying, ‘Praise be to You, Lord, the God of our father Israel, from everlasting to everlasting.  Yours, Lord, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the majesty and the splendor, for everything in heaven and earth is Yours.  Yours, Lord, is […]

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The Effectiveness of a Thankful Heart

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“… I will bless you … so that you will be a blessing.”  Genesis 12:2   Did you know that our ability to be thankful is yet another gift from our loving God?  No other animal has this capability.  God knows better than we do how full of strife and temptation the world is, so […]

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Thankful for the Prayers and Lessons

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“Jesus answered, ‘I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.’”  John 14:6   Thankfulness.  When deliberating about this, I think I am most thankful that I was born into a family of Christian believers who saw that I was at church and Sunday School […]

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Trading Bitterness for Thankfulness 

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“Then Hannah prayed and said: ‘My heart rejoices in the Lord; in the Lord my horn is lifted high. My mouth boasts over my enemies, for I delight in Your deliverance.  There is no one holy like the Lord; there is no one besides You; there is no Rock like our God.”  (Hannah’s Prayer) 1 […]

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