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...
2 Practical Thanksgiving Admonitions

2 Practical Thanksgiving Admonitions

Psalm 105 is rich with practical admonitions for Thanksgiving. But two in particular have captured my attention this year: “Sing unto him, sing psalms unto him: talk ye of all his wondrous works.”—Psalm 105:2 Sing to Him I’m planning to preach this Sunday from Luke 1...
The Overlooked Problem of Speed

The Overlooked Problem of Speed

Patience has never been one of my natural virtues. My preferred mode of operation is to set my eyes on a goal and start moving that direction—as quickly as possible. In part, I believe this drive in the hearts of leaders is a God-given gift. It keeps us challenged,...
One Turkey Thank-You

One Turkey Thank-You

Terrie’s and my first Thanksgiving together was sure to be slim. I was a nineteen-year-old Bible college student, and I wasn’t exactly what you would call wealthy! At the time, I worked for Caterpillar Inc. in City of Industry, California. I was thankful for my job...

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