Finding Joy in the Little Things This Season

By , Contributing Writer| November 21st, 2018|

Confession time: I can be a little competitive and not always about the obvious things. Sitting on my friend’s living room floor, I stared down at my latest challenge, the blank strip of paper in front of me. My LifeGroup leader was handing one to each person in the room. “I tried this a few [...]

Five Ways to Count Our Blessings

By , Contributing Writer| November 21st, 2018|

Navigating upcoming elections, hearing disturbing news stories, and handling life’s challenges can be a lot to take in at this time of year as we gear up for the holiday season. It kicks off with Halloween and ends with New Year’s Day as we begin 2019. In the middle sits Thanksgiving, a day where we [...]

How to Have a Heart Filled with Thanks

By , Contributing Writer| November 20th, 2018|

Have you ever agreed to do something only to find yourself questioning why? When I agreed to write this blog, I thought it would be easy. I mean, how hard can it be to write about a heart filled with thanks? Now, as I’m finding the time to sit down and work on this, I’m [...]

How Gratitude Can Change Your Life

By , Contributing Writer| November 1st, 2018|

What Is Gratitude? “Give thanks to the LORD, for He is good.” —Psalm 136:1 At first glance, we may think we have to give thanks because God needs our appreciation. In reality, God is complete without our worship. He existed long before He created us. Then, why are there so many commands to give thanks [...]