'Thanksgiving' Tagged Posts

'Thanksgiving' Tagged Posts

Daily Devotions

Luke 17:11-19 “As he entered a village, ten lepers approached him. Keeping their distance, they called out, saying, ‘Jesus, Master, have mercy on us!’” vss. 12-13 Some of us may feel like lepers this Thanksgiving Day. Because of COVID we’ve been told that it would be best if we limited our contacts and continue to keep our distance, even in our own homes. Naturally we’ve seen this as a huge bummer. Thanksgiving is a time for gathering as friends and…

Daily Devotions

Psalm 80:1-7, 15-17 “O Lord God of hosts, how long will you be angry with your people’s prayers? You have fed them with the bread of tears, and given them tears to drink in full measure.” vss. 4-5 Tomorrow is Thanksgiving and because family gatherings have been shown to be “superspreaders” in the COVID pandemic, many are choosing to forego traditional celebratory dinners with friends and relatives. For them it’s one more negative effect of these last nine months of…

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Philippians 4:6-9 … “Finally, beloved, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is pleasing, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence and if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.” vs.8 Over the last few weeks, as we’ve dealt with the pandemic and the presidential election campaign, many have become despondent at the tone and the mood of social discourse. As rhetoric grows more harsh and divisions solidify it gets…

Daily Devotions: November 28, 2019: THANKSGIVING

November 28, 2019 For full passage click: John 6:25-35 … “Jesus said to them, ‘I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never be hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.’” vs. 35 Thanksgiving is a holiday that seems to arise naturally out of human experience–people in nearly all countries have annual festivals to give thanks for harvest blessings. Often there will be prayers offered to God, even by those who don’t typically recognize…

Daily Devotions: November 27, 2019

November 27, 2019 For full passage click: Philippians 4:4-9 … “Do not worry about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.” vs. 6 Thanksgiving Eve has become a favorite time for interfaith services. It seems that we can, for at least one day, put aside differences and concentrate on that which we have in common. And that’s a good thing! All of us, regardless of religious affiliation, receive amazing…

Daily Devotions: August 7, 2019

August 7, 2019 For full passage click: Psalm 50:1-8, 22-23 … “Those who bring thanksgiving as their sacrifice honor me; to those who go the right way I will show the salvation of God.” vs. 23 Even though Scripture is clear in saying that God is displeased with the pomp and ceremony of religious rituals, we also learn that God is honored by those who take time to offer heartfelt thanksgiving. Each of us are in this universe, not of…

Daily Devotions: April 24, 2019

April 24, 2019 For full passage click: Psalm 118:21-29 …“This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.” vs. 24 An increasing number of people are uncomfortable using religious language in their daily lives;  some because they don’t believe in God, and others because they have abandoned religion in favor of what they call ‘spirituality.’ As a result, they are limited in their ability to express wonder at the sheer gift of life.…

Daily Devotions: November 13, 2018

November 13, 2018                                                                                                                              For full reading click on Scripture:  Psalm 16:1-6 …“The boundary lines have fallen for me in pleasant places; I have a goodly heritage.” vs. 6 As the psalmist reflects on his relationship with the Lord, he recognizes that his life is very good. He has a good family and productive land. His boundary lines have fallen in pleasant places. None of these gifts have come as a result of his own labor. He was simply born in…

Daily Devotions: August 7, 2018

August 7, 2018 Psalm 34:1-3…“I will bless the Lord at all times; his praise shall continually be in my mouth.” vs. 1 Occasionally we will meet people who regularly include words of praise and thanksgiving in their conversation. They’ll say, “Praise God,” or “Thank you, Jesus,” without any hesitation or sense of irony. They really mean what they say and aren’t at all reluctant to give public testimony of their faith. Like the psalmist, they want to keep the praise…