Beyond Thanksgiving – 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

Arlington National Cemetary with "Flag In," a traditional Memorial Day observance. Each year, more than a quarter million flags are displayed by each gravestone.

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 I’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

Thanksgiving dinner with members of my family.

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?

Straus Hall, my freshman dorm

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...]


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