Entries in the Category 'Gratefulness'


November 28th, 2011 / 1 Comment

I want to dwell just a little bit more on Thanksgiving before we move on to Christmas. For most of our kids, it’s not a hard task for them to tell you what they are thankful for. They are asked to do this at school and at church, and you can expect them to come […]

Is there anything to be thankful for at Thanksgiving?

November 25th, 2009 / 1 Comment

It’s been said that an optimist is a person who starts a new diet on Thanksgiving Day! Plenty of food at Thanksgiving sure gives us a reason to be thankful. But we can still find something to complain about – the turkey is dry, the gravy is too thin, and there’s no whipped cream for […]

Turn a bad day into a good day

February 5th, 2009 / 2 Comments

The day was hectic. After I took the kids to school, I met with difficult clients, followed up with a frustrating transaction, and fought traffic coming home. There was nothing for dinner. I was hungry, tired, and irritated. “Get out of my way so I heat up some leftovers!” I snapped. I shouldn’t even have […]

Happy Thanksgiving!

November 24th, 2008 / No Comments

I’m going out to buy the turkey today…and getting ready to feed 20+ people at my house on Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving is one of my favorite  holidays. It’s not a huge ado with presents and all that, but it’s enough of an excuse to bake pecan pies and pumpkin bread, get the house cleaned up, and […]

Learning to give back

April 17th, 2008 / 3 Comments

A 20-something year old girl at church said something to me on Sunday that was incredibly mature. “I decided to stay at this church because when I was growing up at this church, a lot of people here contributed to my growth. Now I want to give back and help other people grow at this […]

An Attitude of Gratitude

December 26th, 2007 / 4 Comments

“I didn’t get what I wanted for Christmas!” “Is that all??” Did you hear that at your house after all the Christmas presents were opened? How do we teach our children to have a thankful heart instead of being discontent with what they have? “I am disappointed that I didn’t get what I wanted for […]