Lessons in Gratitude: Even in Struggle, We are Thankful
Paul does not say, “Give thanks FOR all circumstances”. He says “Give thanks IN all circumstances”. Obviously, there is a big difference between the two, but gratitude is God’s practical antidote to unhappiness. In this post, Amy uses the examples of Corrie Ten Boom and the Apostle Paul to challenge us to be both honest and grateful in our daily spiritual walk.
Divine Attitude Adjustment: How God Gave Me a Grateful Heart
In this post, RJ shares about her financial struggles and how God showed her his goodness in the midst of her complaints. Through Psalm 73 and God’s nudging on her heart, she experienced a beautiful attitude adjustment. Do you need God’s help in adjusting your attitude today? Ask him for his wisdom and grace as you face today’s challenges with a cheerful heart.
A Week of Thankfulness: Biblical Hope (Take Five)
As we enter into Thanksgiving week in America, we want to focus on recognizing Biblical hope and giving thanks to God for his faithfulness. It’s hard to have real hope or a thankful heart without trusting Jesus to fulfill our needs and encourage our walk. Let’s use today’s Trochia Take Five to focus on these Biblical truths and cultivate a grateful attitude toward God.
What Mary and Elizabeth Teach Us About the Celebration of God’s Goodness (Luke 1)
Mary and Elizabeth’s interaction in Luke 1 teaches us about recognizing God’s goodness in the lives of others: it should be celebrated no matter what the circumstances in our own lives. We are too often focused on what we are lacking to celebrate what those around us are receiving. What can you celebrate and praise God for today?
How to Raise Grateful Kids (Christian Parenting Series, Part 2)
No parent sets out to raise an ungrateful, materialistic child who is totally wrapped up with things, but it happens all too easily in our money-oriented society. Our challenge is to raise thankful, rather than demanding, children, and that starts with our own hearts as we model gratitude and thankfulness every day.
Work, Art and Imagination (Take Five)
In this week’s Take Five, we are focusing on beauty and art in our everyday lives. Whether we are taking kids to school this week, heading to work or taking time to reconsider our own life’s direction, let’s spend some time being grateful for beautiful things, listening to God’s calling and using our imagination at work and play.