A Week of Thanksgiving: The Rewards of Gratitude, Part 1 – An Enlarged Heart

The e-card picture created by Grzegorz Łobiński for the EcardSphere project. http://www.flickr.com/photos/gregloby/3048994369/

If your doctor told you today that you had an enlarged heart, this would not be good news. Cardiomegaly, as it’s officially called, can lead to all sorts of problems, including congestive heart failure. So, when it comes to your physical heart, you do not want it to be any larger than it is already. [Read More...]

A Week of Thanksgiving: The Cost of Ingratitude


One of my all-time favorite movies is Groundhog Day, starring Bill Murray as Phil Connors, a self-centered weatherman who ends up trapped in a time warp. He is stuck in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, for Groundhog Day, the same Groundhog Day over and over and over again. After satisfying his hedonistic pleasures, Phil begins to grow into [Read More...]

A Week of Thanksgiving: A Brief History of Thanksgiving

“The First Thanksgiving” by Jennie August Brownscombe, 1914

For several years, it has been my history to put up a bit of Thanksgiving history a few days prior to the holiday. So, once again, here is a brief history of Thanksgiving. Several years ago I asked my six-year-old nephew, “On Thanksgiving, to whom do we say thank you?” He quickly responded, “To the [Read More...]

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...]