Nov 10, 2017

Valleys And Mountains

By |Nov 10, 2017|Christ, Cross, Devotionals, Gratitude, Humility, Incarnation, Life|0 Comments

We place too much value on getting out of the valley and on top of the mountain, as if our goal and god is always some spiritual high.  I have learned that when I live in brokenness, valleys and mountain peaks mean very little.  There may be highs and lows even in brokenness, for it

Aug 3, 2017

Life Is Good

By |Aug 3, 2017|Devotionals, Grace, Gratitude, Love, Mercy, Spirit|0 Comments

Life is good, in spite of all the things that are not so good.  We need to understand that.  It will give us perspective.  It will teach us to live our lives in gratitude.  It will rescue us from negativity.  It will make our life winsome.  Truth is, people are not attracted to folks who

Apr 27, 2017

Gold Nuggets

By |Apr 27, 2017|Devotionals, God's Word, Gratitude, Word of God|0 Comments

I picked up the Book to read, not expecting what I would find.  The shovel went in a few times and then I hit a nugget, a gold nugget.  I grabbed it with excitement.  Then there was another and another, a whole cluster of golden nuggets.  Each excited my mind, inspired my soul and animated

Jan 13, 2017

Praise Is Fitting

By |Jan 13, 2017|Creation, Devotionals, Gratitude, Praise, Worship|0 Comments

“Praise the LORD! How good it is to sing praises to our God; for he is gracious, and a song of praise is fitting” Ps 147:1 (NRSV).  It is fitting for the creature to praise the Creator.  It is appropriate for the saved to praise the Savior.  It is right for servants to praise their

Jan 10, 2017

Celebrate What’s Right

By |Jan 10, 2017|Christ, Devotionals, Encouragement, Gratitude, Praise, Thanksgiving|0 Comments

We are quick to identify what is going wrong in our lives with no thought of what is going right.  Get all of the things that are going right in your life on your radar, instead of the few things that are going wrong.  It will change your perspective.  It will stimulate gratitude and contentment. 

Nov 24, 2016

Thanksgiving and Focus

By |Nov 24, 2016|Christ, Devotionals, Father, Gratitude, Idolatry, Thanksgiving|0 Comments

Thanksgiving helps us keep focused on the Lord.  The material things of life can take our eyes off the Lord and giver of life.  When they do, they have become an idol.  No matter how much our things are worth, they are far too costly if they have turned our eyes from our greatest Treasure,

Nov 23, 2016

Thanks For The Intangibles

By |Nov 23, 2016|Christ, Devotionals, Father, Gratitude, Love, Spirit, Thanksgiving|0 Comments

Our thanksgiving must include the material but must extend beyond it to the intangible gifts that always flow into our lives.  “The life is more than meat, and the body is more than raiment” Luke 12:23 (KJV).  We can’t hold the love of God in a test tube and analyze its components, but we can

Nov 22, 2016

Gratitude and Presence

By |Nov 22, 2016|Devotionals, Encouragement, Gratitude, Humility, Joy, Kindness, Peace, Thanksgiving|0 Comments

Most of the times in my life when I am overwhelmed with gratitude, I experience simultaneously a sense of the divine Presence.  There are other times that it seems as if the Presence gives birth to the gratitude that I feel in my heart.  Coming with both are humility, a sense of unworthiness, and a

Nov 20, 2016

Gratitude Changes Perspective

By |Nov 20, 2016|Christ, Devotionals, Gratitude, Thanksgiving, Trials|0 Comments

Gratitude has a way of untangling life.  It has a way of putting our frustrations into a more realistic context.  It helps us look up instead of always looking down and around.  If we look too long at our problems, we will find them looming so large that they threaten us with their sheer size. 

Sep 7, 2016


By |Sep 7, 2016|Devotionals, Gratitude, Thanksgiving|0 Comments

Money is not the only way to measure wealth.  Consider: family, shelter, adequate food, health, freedom, etc.  Do not compare what you have to the millionaires but to the poor of this earth.  Most of the world would consider a pound of rice a day a luxury.  Most of us have much more than we