Tag Archives: Gratitude

Judgement & Gratitude

“I am grateful that I am not as judgmental as all those censorious, self-righteous people around me” ~ Unknown “Two men went up to the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. The Pharisee stood … Continue reading

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Dogwood Tree Legend

God has given me an early Easter remembrance ~ my dogwoods are blooming! As legend has it, the cross on which Jesus was crucified was made from a dogwood tree. God decreed that the dogwood tree would from that day … Continue reading

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Prayer for My Neighbors

“Social responsibility becomes an aspect not of Christian mission only, but also of Christian conversion. It is impossible to be truly converted to God without being thereby converted to our neighbour.” ~ John R.W. Stott Lord, lead us to our … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Jesus!

Merry Christmas!

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Christmas Stockings

When we were children we were grateful to those who filled our stockings at Christmas time.  Why are we not grateful to God for filling our stockings with legs?  ~G.K. Chesterton

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The Gospel Tree

There once was a shining Christmas tree Standing out where all could see. Its brilliance captured every eye And seemed to cheer each passer by. “The lights are so bright,” they would say And hesitate to walk away. The tree … Continue reading

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There is no time like … now

Take time to think – It is the source of power. Take time to read – It is the foundation of wisdom. Take time to play – It is the secret of staying young. Take time to be quiet – … Continue reading

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What Pleases God

On the Torah’s day of joy, Ball-Shem’s pupils celebrated, drinking the master’s wine. The rabbi’s wife complained:   “If they drink all the wine, there won’t be any for the ceremony,” she said. “Put an end to the party,” replied the … Continue reading

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Don’t Leave it on the Desk

There was a certain Professor of Religion named Dr. Christianson, a studious man who taught at a small college in the western United States. Dr. Christianson taught the required survey course in Christianity at this particular institution. Every student was … Continue reading

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Looking For the Right Crowd

A man had been looking for a good church to attend, and he happened into a small one in which the congregation was reading with the minister.  They were repeating: “We have left undone those things which we ought to … Continue reading

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