This past Sunday, I was reminded that ingratitude should be as uncharacteristic for a Christian as quacking is for a dog. Having a grateful heart is essential to the Christian walk and it is also important to express our thankfulness. With that in mind, I want to share some things I am grateful for this Thanksgiving. Continue reading
This week is a time our nation has set aside to recall the reasons we have to be thankful. But this can be so challenging while we live in a fallen world. Kevin Carson offers some counsel for those who might struggle with gratitude. Maybe you need it. Or maybe you’ll be able to use it with some counselees. Continue reading
This morning I had the opportunity to sit down with a couple from our church whose young nephew died in a car accident a few days ago. He was a Marine visiting family members around the country in-between deployments. He had just called his grandpa during a stop for gas and refreshments. Fifteen minutes later he was involved in an accident with a semi-truck and never regained consciousness.
This dear man and wife from our church were with the family in the hospital when their nephew was ushered into eternity. The grief was thick in the air as we rehearsed all they had experienced. Continue reading
Hope in our relationships reflects the gospel to a world that needs to know Christ. To share the reason for the hope that we have means that we must cultivate gratitude in our own hearts and then build it into relationships. As a result, God’s kingdom grows. Continue reading