Beyond Thanksgiving ā€“ Inspiration from The High Calling

Beyond Thanksgiving Psalm 136:1-26 Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good! His faithful love endures forever. Psalm 136:1 At first glance, Psalm 136 is a psalm of thanksgiving. In the New Living Translation, 12 times this psalm exhorts us to “give thanks” to God. (In the original Hebrew, the imperative form of the [Read More…]

Memorial Day Gratitude

When I was young, Memorial Day was wonderful because it signified the beginning of summer. Even though I always had a few more days of school after the holiday, nevertheless, Memorial Day meant that summer was upon us. Now that Iā€™m not so young, Memorial Day still signifies the beginning of summer. My work year [Read More…]

Do You Want a Happy Thanksgiving? A Serving of Gratitude May Save the Day

Part 9 of series: Thanksgiving: Not Just a Day, But a Season Do You Want a Happy Thanksgiving? A Serving of Gratitude May Save the Day Do you want a happy Thanksgiving? According to John Tierney, writing for the New York Times, “A Serving of Gratitude May Save the Day.” And more than just the [Read More…]

A Time for Thanksgiving: Why Start Now?

Part 1 of series: Thanksgiving: Not Just a Day, But a Season A Time for Thanksgiving: Why Start Now? Today, I’m interrupting my blog series, What is a Church?, in order to spend the next few days focusing on Thanksgiving. That’s right, Thanksgiving. Yes, I know that the official American holiday falls on the fourth [Read More…]