Gratefulness Challenge Day Six Thankful for Discipline

“Go sit on your bed until your father comes home!” Those were the most dreaded words my mother ever uttered to my eight year old ears. What miserable long hours (Well maybe minutes) those were. By the time I heard the car in the driveway the dread I had of what was to come had…

Gratefulness Challenge Day 5 Closer than a brother (or sister)

A man who has friends must himself be friendly, But there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother. Proverbs 18:24 In the middle of our own battles and spiritual growing pains it is sometimes all too easy to take for granted our friends. My grandmother used to say that friends were special because  you…

Gratefulness Challenge Day 4

 Jesus said to him, “If you would be perfect, go, sell what you possess and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow me. Matthew 19:21  Our day will be changed if we begin to be thankful for some of those treasures. Here is my own personal thanksgiving list…

The Grace of Gratefulness Day Three Challenge

When I was small my mother always made me wait till after we had said grace before we ate. In Spanish we would say muchas gracias (much grace).  In my little mind I didn’t quite grasp why, but in the passing years I am learning that the word grace really is at the center of gratefulness….

Day 2 Gratefulness challenge

I confess to missing the mark on not complaining today. Missing the mark is something God calls sin so my determination is by his grace to be grateful tomorrow. 1 Thes 5:18 In every thing give thanks for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.