Gratitude Is Hard To Do – by Joseph Rhea – Gratitude should fill the Christian’s life (1 Thess. 5:18; Acts 2:46-47), especially with Thanksgiving on the horizon. So why am I so prone to ingratitude? Genuine gratitude seems elusive. We live in maybe the most prosperous country in certainly the most prosperous era yet of all time. And as people bought back into relationship with God by the merit of Jesus Christ, Christians should be even more thankful than anyone else.
A Dippity Do Day – by Susan Miller – Ever have a dippy-do day? That’s what I call a day, or even a week, when I’m feeling low, inadequate, not spiritual enough, not smart enough, and overwhelmed by life in general. Surely you must have occasional days like that too. But then, maybe you don’t. You feel like you’ve got life all together, all the time. You’re organized, efficient, ahead of the game, totally put together, and face the day full of confidence. I have those days too. It’s just that, well…gosh, I don’t do life like that 24/7. Know what I mean?
SheReadsTruth – Joy – Sarah Matheny talks about “a new joy exercise plan”. She says this. “I will admit the wrong places, albeit sometimes good places (my family, my work, my community), where I am looking for joy and surrender them to God. I will ask the Holy Spirit to bear the fruit of joy in my life with the prayer, “Lord, remind me of the joy I have because of what You have done!” I will—joyfully!—look to His Word and rest in His promises. Then I will hit my knees, bow my still sinus-infected head and pray…”