Tag Archives: Gratitude

Books and Movies to Consider on Memorial Day

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On Memorial Day we remember those who have died while serving our country in the armed forces. (Read here for the history of Memorial Day.)  If I’m honest, I spend a couple minutes remembering those who have died for my … Continue reading

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Robin Inspired Gratitude

There is a mama robin raising a chick or two in the nest she created right above a light on our deck.  The last time we observed this scenario, in the exact same spot, I identified a little too much with the mama robin as … Continue reading

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Why are you Thankful?

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As children most of us learned to say “please” and “thank you.”  (Apparently it doesn’t come naturally.)  To dust off a rather quaint phrase, it’s good manners. Why? To be thankful is to be “conscious of benefit received.”  Genuine gratitude springs from … Continue reading

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Dumping or Delivering or Both?

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What kind of vehicle best describes your communication with God? Yesterday my journal was like a dump truck hauling a pile of petitions to heaven.  Of course, journals are a fine place to write prayers, questions, random thoughts and observations, but that entry was particularly…dumpy. Some days my prayers … Continue reading

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Remember on this Good Friday

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The weekend of Good Friday through Easter Sunday is arguably the most important three-day period in the history of the world, the climax of God’s redemptive plan.  Yet, I’m never quite sure how to appropriately recognize this day, Good Friday. To focus on the … Continue reading

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