I need to adopt gratefulness
as a statement of faith.”
Another short post: Thank you, Lord.
And this on Twitter: Read it all
I stood at our dining table not that long ago this evening, droopy of eye and droopy of spirit.
Scanning the table for something different, I saw it: a little, dark blue, hardcover book. Daily Strength for Daily Needs, declares the gold print on the spine.
I opened it randomly. Oh, hey! A day-by-day devotional book. And what, pray tell, might I find for today? Read it all
Self-pity is one of several self- things from which I ask God to deliver me.
Strangely enough, though, I don’t remember considering that a thankful spirit sweeps away a “negatively self-focused” spirit. Oh, sure, I’ve known (and even taught!) that gratefulness can lift us out of depression and discouragement. But, somehow, I must have missed what being thankful can do to kill being self-pitying.
Then I read Andrée’s piece Read it all
To ask or not to ask. Now that can be a real puzzler sometimes.
Especially when the “target” for the request is God Almighty Himself.
Why should that be such a puzzler? I guess I don’t know.
Whatever the case, Tuesday morning I posted on my devotional blog: Read it all
We missed the boat an hour ago. 🙁
For the second time this year already.
At 5:53 this morning, our last two young folks at home left for a visit to our congregation’s mission operation in northwest Mexico.
Chayli and Andy sure wanted us to go along. Had God opened the door, Read it all
Today was a rough day.
I forgot to practice thankfulness.
Which didn’t help at all.
For a Christian, a rough day is a bad reason to forget to be grateful. Read it all