5 Practical Ways to Celebrate Thanksgiving

5 Practical Ways to Celebrate Thanksgiving

I love Thanksgiving for many reasons, but perhaps the greatest is that it helps us schedule a day to do what we should be doing every day of the year—give thanks. Thanksgiving, of course, is more than a holiday—it should be a verb. So how, practically speaking, can we...
Make Today Your Masterpiece

Make Today Your Masterpiece

Coach John Wooden used to say, “Make each day your masterpiece.” I read that statement recently, and it got me thinking. When you’re a kid, you’re asked from time to time, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” If you’re like me, your answer to that question...
14 Highlights from 2014

14 Highlights from 2014

I’m not much of a slow-down-and-look-back person. Ask me right now about God’s greatest blessings, and I’m likely to tell you about what happened last Sunday or what I’m looking forward to in the coming days. But I did something this December that I don’t normally do:...
When You Count Your Blessings, Begin Here

When You Count Your Blessings, Begin Here

When you begin your Thanksgiving gratitude list, what do you include? Most of us probably begin with God’s gifts of salvation, family, church family, and friends. We then move to tangible gifts such as shelter, clothing, vehicle, and financial provision. If we stay at...

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