Don’t be stingy with your stuffing. Don’t be tight with your turkey legs. Abigail, the consummate hostess, was the Martha Stewart of her day. She calmly faced an army of angry guests with grace. Abigail’s name means “Whose Father is Joy.” But her married name was “Whose Husband is a Beast.” She was gorgeous, wealthy and wise. However, like so many marriages that appear...
Author: Julie Barrier
Scripture: 1 Samuel 25:1-44
“Thanksgiving is a posture of both mind and heart where we recognize how terribly fortunate we are, and how much we’ve been blessed despite the fact that we probably haven’t been the blessing that we should have been.” “Thanksgiving is coming to the life-altering understanding that truly precious things can’t be owned anyway. And the wonder of it all is not only realizing...
Author: Craig Lounsbrough
Thanksgiving conjures up memories of many friends whose delicious dishes have graced my holiday table: Colonel Sanders , Aunt Jemima , and, of course, Sara Lee . Nothing good ever emerged from my kitchen unless it had been baked, battered, barbecued or deep-fried by my fast food friends. I’ve tried to cook from scratch, believe me. Mom tried to pass on her culinary...
Author: Julie Barrier
Giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified us to share in the inheritance of the saints in light. For He delivered us from the domain of darkness, and transferred us to the kingdom of His beloved Son, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins. ( Colossians 1:12–14 ) Paul’s prayer is a model or pattern for all believers to follow. Like his prayers here and...
Author: John MacArthur
Dear Roger, I’m not sure how to be thankful. I can’t understand all of the terrible things happening around the world...all of the disasters, suffering, war, and disease. I just don’t feel thankful. I get angry over my problems, too. I feel fearful and confused. How am I supposed to pray to God with a thankful heart? Sincerely, Mary Dear Mary, ...
Type: Ask Roger
Author: Roger Barrier
Scripture: Psalm 100:1-4
The very quality of your life, whether you love it or hate it, is based upon how thankful you are toward God. It is one's attitude that determines whether life unfolds into a place of blessedness or wretchedness. Indeed, looking at the same rose bush, some people complain that the roses have thorns while others rejoice that some thorns come with roses. It all depends on...
Author: Francis Frangipane