Rise Again with Gratitude

Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. (1 Thessalonians 5:18 NIV) This year has no doubt been hard on all of us. Not many of us will be quick to heed Paul’s exhortation in today’s passage to “give thanks,” let alone “in all circumstances.” But if you’reContinue reading “Rise Again with Gratitude”

Thankful for the Single Season

Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. (1 Thessalonians 5:18 ESV) It has become a family tradition that every year on Thanksgiving, my brother-in-law gives thanks for being married, and I commend him for it. As he himself admits, being married for as long asContinue reading “Thankful for the Single Season”

Give Him a Shout-Out

Next a poor demon-afflicted wretch, both blind and deaf, was set down before him. Jesus healed him, gave him his sight and hearing. The people who saw it were impressed—“This has to be the Son of David!” But the Pharisees, when they heard the report, were cynical. “Black magic,” they said. “Some devil trick he’sContinue reading “Give Him a Shout-Out”

Thankful for the Healing Hands of God

Let me live that I may praise you… (Psalm 119:175) A few weeks ago, my father began to experience some health problems. I sensed in my spirit that it was nothing serious, but we still had to get him checked out. For someone who has never gone for regular check ups, the doctor was quiteContinue reading “Thankful for the Healing Hands of God”