'Gratitude' Tagged Posts

'Gratitude' Tagged Posts

Daily Devotions

Then Jesus said to them, ‘Very truly, I tell you, it was not Moses who gave you the bread from heaven, but it is my Father who gives you the true bread from heaven.’” vs. 32 John 6:25-35 As the years pass each major holiday seems to acquire a unique identity, and that’s certainly true for Thanksgiving. For most Americans this is a day for coming together as families, maybe watching a little football, and then gorging on a multi-course…

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Then you, together with the Levites and the aliens who reside among you, shall celebrate with all the bounty that the Lord your God has given to you and to your house.” vs. 11 Deuteronomy 26:1-11 The Israelites, convinced that the God of their ancestors had directed them to cross the Jordan and take possession of the land, codified thanksgiving as a part of their written law. Each year after the harvest they would take a portion of the firstfruits…

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Then he said to him, ‘Get up and go on your way; your faith has made you well.’” vs.19 Luke 17:15-19 Faith is a big word for the followers of Jesus. We run across it regularly as we read the scriptures and have discovered that it can have a variety of meanings. In this instance, Jesus ascribes it to a Samaritan man who had been healed of his leprosy. Evidently all ten of the lepers had faith, they had trusted…

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Naaman, commander of the army of the king of Aram, was a great man and in high favor with his master, because by him the Lord had given victory to Aram. The man, though a mighty warrior, suffered from leprosy.” vs. 1 2 Kings 5:1-3, 7-8 Aram was a neighboring kingdom to Israel, and the two countries were combative rivals for many years. Around the time of Elisha, Aram had an especially effective commander for its army and had won…

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Of course, there is great gain in godliness combined with contentment; for we brought nothing into the world, so that we can take nothing out of it; but if we have food and clothing, we will be content with these.” vss. 6-8 1 Timothy 6:6-12 The wisdom in these few short verses is overwhelming. Obviously, accumulation was an issue even for first century followers of Jesus, and some seem to have been infected by the notion that more is better.…

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Praise the Lord from the earth, you sea monsters and all deeps, fire and hail, snow and frost, stormy wind fulfilling his command! … Wild animals and all cattle, creeping things and flying birds! … Young men and women alike, old and young together!” vss. 7-8, 10, 12 Psalm 148 The psalmist understood that all things have their origin in the Great Mystery, Almighty God, the Creator of the Universe, and that humans are a part of the web of…

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Mary took a pound of costly perfume made of pure nard, anointed Jesus’ feet, and wiped them with her hair. The house was filled with the fragrance of the perfume.” vs. 3 John 12:1-3 Mary had gotten her brother, Lazarus, back from the realm of the dead, and her deep anguish had been replaced with overwhelming gratitude. When Jesus came to visit and reclined at her table for dinner, she anointed his feet with costly perfume and wiped them with…

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Because your steadfast love is better than life, my lips will praise you. So I will bless you as long as I live; I will lift up my hands and call on your name.” vss. 3-4 Psalm 63 Almost a half century ago, back before amplifiers replaced acoustic guitars, folks in evangelical congregations regularly heard the song “Thy Loving Kindness” and loved its catchy harmonies. “Thy Lovingkindness is better than life, Thy Lovingkindness is better than life. My lips shall…

Carefree participates in Spirit’s Virtual Silent Auction

The Carefree business community generously stepped up to support Spirit in the Desert by donating dozens of items for the Virtual Silent Auction fund raiser held the third week in May, 2021. More than 32 merchants, restaurants, individuals, organizations, and friends of Spirit contributed to the successful, first-ever, Virtual Silent Auction. Participants bid on gifts, home goods, accessories, vacations, a new Apple watch, restaurant gift certificates, and a gourmet meal for ten prepared by Spirit in the Desert’s Chef, Zoe…

Thank you, Revital-AZ Medical Spa & Laser Center

Our friends and neighbors at Revital-AZ Medical Spa & Laser Center graciously donated a gift certificate for the amazing services at their spa and laser center. At Revital-AZ Medical Spa & Laser Center, they believe everyone deserves to look and feel their absolute best. Many can attest to the correlation between how we feel on the outside and the attitude with which we begin our day. That’s why they’ve provided cutting-edge skincare services to their clients since 2015. Be it…

Thank you, Carefree Coffee Roastery!

Who doesn’t love coffee, or tea? The good people at Carefree Coffee Roastery have donated a fantastic gift basket of coffees and teas to Spirit in the Desert for our silent auction ~ delicious! Carefree Coffee Roastery is a “European Style” coffee shop where you will experience superior coffee and tea served in a welcoming and relaxed environment. @carefreecoffeeroastery We are grateful for the generosity of so many Carefree and Cave Creek neighbors who supported Spirit’s Virtual Silent Auction this year! To…

Thank you, Carefree Pet Resort!

Our friends at Carefree Pet Resort have generously donated a wonderful gift to Spirit in the Desert ~ an opportunity to pamper your pet! Carefree Pet Resort provides friendly, professional dog boarding, dog daycare, and pet grooming services. @carefreepetresort We are grateful for the generosity of so many Carefree and Cave Creek neighbors for supporting Spirit’s Virtual Silent Auction! To bid on the Carefree Pet Resort Gift Certificate, and to see what else our wonderful neighbors have donated for the…
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