The Gift of the Magi

“…and the star they had seen in the east went ahead of them until it stopped over the place where the child was. When they saw the star, they were overjoyed. On coming to the house, they saw the child with his mother Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him. Then they opened their […]

In Everything (or “17 Things for which You Should Be Thankful”)

“…in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” (1 Thessalonians 5:18, NKJV) Thanksgiving week – we’ll all eat too much and watch too much football.  And hopefully, we’ll spend some time thanking the Lord for our families, friends, and country. I preached about gratefulness on Sunday and […]

Thank You

“Now on his way to Jerusalem, Jesus traveled along the border between Samaria and Galilee. As he was going into a village, ten men who had leprosy met him. They stood at a distance and called out in a loud voice, “Jesus, Master, have pity on us!” When he saw them, he said, “Go, show […]

In ALL Circumstances

Give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus (1 Thessalonians 5:18, NIV). God told the Israelites (famously repeated by Jesus) that man cannot live by bread alone. When God first said that, Israel was wandering in a desert wasteland. They were learning to trust God for his physical […]

Thanksgiving in a Box

Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!  Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near.  Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.  And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts […]

Overflowing with Thankfulness

So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness (Colossians 2:6-7, NIV). For Christmas, a friend gave us an amaryllis plant…well, actually, it was a pot and an amaryllis bulb. For […]