Posts under ‘Gratitude’

Happiness Factor

It’s been a while since I posted a recent blog posting.  My apologies for this.  I have been spending the last couple of years in more spiritual study and in trying to apply what I learn in real life.  The Lord has put it on my heart to begin to work on posting more blogs […]

A Pane of Glass

This morning as the eastern sun was streaming into my living room windows I was reflecting on how we often see the world.  Many years ago when I sat in my master bedroom in a different house, in a different state, my window also had panes of glass.  I realized that if we looked at […]

Don’t Forget

The following is taken from the Daily Devotional: Our Daily Bread (  Beware that  you do not forget the Lord, Your God. (Deuteronomy 8:7-18) “I don’t agree with those who rail against material things and say that owning stuff is inherently evil.  And I have to admit that I’m a consumer–often tempted to pad my […]

Embracing Change

With the start of a new year we all look forward with optimism in our hearts that the new year will be the best one yet.  The possibility of greater advances in your life are definitely possible.  But those changes need to be met with an open heart for good expectations.  I just read a […]

A Psalm for Giving Thanks

           Shout for joy to the Lord, all the Earth.  Worship the Lord with gladness; come before him with joyful songs.          Know that the Lord is God.  It is he who made us, and we are His.  We are his people, the sheep of His pasture.          Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; […]

The Happiness Advantage

A couple of days ago I watched a fascinating program offered on Public Broadcast Station (PBS) on a program titled: The Happiness Advantage.  A researcher on the science of positive psychology, Shawn Achor, spoke about his findings regarding the ability to experience more happiness in our lives.  Having a background in studying human behavior most of […]

Resilience: a matter of attitude

Yesterday I saw a television documentary type show we all indulge in now and then.  You know what I am talking about.  They cover true dramas and such.  In this show I was struck by a victim of a savagery most of us could not even imagine.  She survived the rape and multiple crushed bones to […]

Be Thankful

“We should spend as much time in thanking God for His benefits as we do asking Him for them.”  St. Vincent De Paul Taken from May 11th entry of A Daybook of Grace. “Which comes first–the gift, or the spirit of thanksgiving?  Common wisdom says that we get the gift first, then we say thank you […]

Will You Trust?

Who will you trust?  Do you read something in the newspapers or on the internet and accept it all as truth?  Are you so easily swayed by Fox News or CNN?  Will you trust the Word of God or will you be believe the lies of man?  It’s your choice.  You can so easily be swayed by the […]

Thanksgiving Day Seven: For the Hands of God

The whole concept of being thankful and having gratitude is our heart’s way of giving honor to God, the creator of all.  Those of us who were grounded in some type of religious upbringing as children may or may not have the same religious identity today.  Sometimes the tenets of a church and religion challenge the […]