• When you’re thankful, no matter your situation

    “Oh, how grateful and thankful I am to the Lord because He is so good. I will sing praise to the name of the Lord who is above all lords.”—Psalms 7:17 (TLB). One of my daddy’s favorite sayings was, “It doesn’t do any good to complain because no one wants to hear it.” I find […]

  • Give Thanks to God for His Faithfulness

    “Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good! His faithful love endures forever”—Psalm 136:1 (NLT). My heart ached for the young woman and her son. Giving her a reassuring hug, I noticed her tears. My eyes were watery, too. I didn’t know her whole story, but she had come to our church’s Amazing Grace […]

  • Why do we complain so much?

    “Friends, don’t complain about each other. A far greater complaint could be lodged against you, you know. The Judge is standing just around the corner”—James 5:9 (MSG). Have you ever been around someone who could do nothing but complain? I’m not saying I never complain, but I’ve been around others, who, as my dad used […]

  • Give thanks in all things.

    Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. 1 Thessalonians 5:18 How can we have a grateful heart when we feel like we’ve failed, let others down, feel hopeless, and hurt? Well, I think we’ve all found ourselves experiencing a life’s devastating situation or not close […]