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Chain of Custody

What I received from my parents and grandparents is my inheritance. What I leave my children and grandchildren is my legacy.   Lord, may I accept my inheritance with forgiving gratitude and offer my legacy with humble grace.

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Gratitude Ratings

We complain. A lot. We complain about the weather, our jobs, our homes, the food, our kids, our commute, the people we elected to govern us.   How does all that sound to God? Like we’re evaluating his job performance? … Continue reading

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Humdrum Gratitude

  Taking God for granted? I plead guilty!   Thank you, Lord, for the daily details, the tedious tasks, the repetitious routines — for . . . coffee beans electricity windshield wipers direct deposit supermarkets pots and pans toothpaste pillow … Continue reading

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The Power of Gratitude

“. . . gratitude, like hope, is a force powerful enough to penetrate even the deep pit of depression.” Kathleen Norris The Quotidian Mysteries   John 14:1 (ESV) Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God. And be grateful.

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Acceptable Hearts

  Psalm 19:14 (ESV) Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight, O LORD, my rock and my redeemer. As noted yesterday, a grateful heart gleefully puddle-jumps through life. A resentful heart … Continue reading

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Splash of Gratitude

    Quick! What are the last three things you thanked God for?   Breakfast That I woke up this morning I cleared the latest snowfall from my sidewalk with a broom If you had to think awhile before you … Continue reading

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Color Me Thankful

    I’m thankful for color:   the brown of roast turkey and my grandsons’ eyes the red of cherry dessert and weathered barns the green of pickles and pine trees the white of marshmallows and highway lines the orange … Continue reading

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Instead of Complaining, Give Thanks

    Blaise Pascal lived just 39 years, from 1623 to 1662–a brilliant young mathematician, inventor and Christian author. He was wise beyond his years and his era.   “Instead of complaining that God had hidden himself, you will give … Continue reading

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God Said, “Everything”

    What tops your gratitude list?   My family My home My salvation My troubles Troubles? Ha! You’d have to be crazy to be thankful for all the bad stuff that comes your way. Except . . . 1 … Continue reading

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Unchanging Gratitude

The international picture keeps changing. Alliances are shifting. I’m not sure which nations are friends and which are enemies. Even in our own country, we are sifted into ever-changing categories that don’t necessarily make sense.   James 1:17 (NIV) Every … Continue reading

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