Posts tagged with ‘Gratitude’

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11/02/21 THE PAIN OF DISAPPOINTMENT IS SOOTHED BY A HEART OF GRATITUDE

by Barry Lovett

“You have turned for me my mourning into dancing.”  Psalm 30:11. When the psalmist counted his blessings, he was lifted out of his despair and praised God.  Are you facing a situation in which you could be disappointed? Why not set up a celebration to count your blessings no matter what the outcome?  The pain of disappointment is […]

2/23/21 PRAISE IS THE OVERFLOW OF A JOYFUL HEART

by Barry Lovett

“Break forth in song, rejoice, and sing praises.” Psalm 98:4 We have much to be thankful for – family, friends, His daily supply of our needs. He faithfully cares for us, His children.  When we recall all that God is to us and all that He has done for us, we can’t help but rejoice and sing […]

8/26/20 GOD NEVER FAILS TO GIVE CREDIT WHERE CREDIT IS DUE

by Barry Lovett

“Phoebe our sister…has been a helper of many and of myself also.”  Romans 16:1-2. Women have often gone unrecognized for their achievements and contributions.  And sadly, it’s also true in the church.  But in Romans 16, we have an example of the importance of honoring women who serve faithfully.  Paul mentioned at least eight women for whom he had […]

6/22/20 THE RIGHT ATTITUDE TOWARD LIFE BEGINS WITH GRATITUDE TOWARD GOD

by Barry Lovett

“Let the peace of God rule in your hearts,… and be thankful.” Colossians 3:15. No one can have a satisfying quality of life without learning self-control.  We are not only to repress sinful anger, bad language, evil desires, covetousness, and sexual impurity, but also, by the Holy Spirit’s power, to displace these sins with positive virtues.  After […]