Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly
as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom
through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit,
singing to God with gratitude in your hearts.
And whatever you do, whether in word or deed,
do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus,
giving thanks to God the Father through him.
As we enter this season of busy-ness and plans, let’s take a moment to reflect on the reason for the upcoming holidays and all the days in between. Let us take time to remember that all good things come from above and thank our God for all things and in all things.
We’ve gathered a few (in)courage classics about gratitude and thanksgiving for you this weekend. Enjoy!
How to Give Thanks Like an Artist by Emily Freeman
When we write, we remember. When we read our own words, we understand. But when someone else reads words we wrote, we come alive. In this time of year for thanks and for giving, be thankful for your art. Be graceful in the giving of it.
My New To-Do List by Jennifer Schmidt
There are so many things to do today as I rush to ready ourselves for our grand feast: a feast to feed the tummies of so many of our loved ones. Yet as I rush, shop, clean, cook, bake, and referee, sometimes I forget to just breathe, and savor the moments we are creating.
While I want to feed tummies, more importantly, my desire is to feed souls.
When You Don’t Want to Say Thanks by Tsh Oxenreider
You know the only way I’m able to change my attitude from grumbling to grateful when I just don’t feel like it?
I just choose to say thanks. I don’t wait for my emotions to change.
Little Things by Angela Nazworth
I have found that the more time I take to bask in simple pleasures and to give thanks for the seemingly ordinary, the richer my life becomes … or rather, the more equipped I am to understand and appreciate the riches I’ve been given.
On Being Thankful by Heather
In this seasons of “firsts” when everything around me tells me that I have nothing to be thankful for, I look back and remember all of the blessings that have been bestowed on me, despite the heartache that has come my way. I remember the words of my Father and smile…
“These things I have spoken to you, so that in Me you may have peace.
In the world you have tribulation, but take courage;
I have overcome the world.”
Because Thanksgiving is More Than a Holiday by Ann Voskamp
Stress decreases by half – simply by multiplying our thanks. Why in the world don’t we do this?
It wasn’t complicated. It wasn’t easy.
It was beautiful, the way thanksgiving gave us our lives back.
For more seasonal posts, check out the “Seasonal” tab on the front page of the (in)courage site, as well as in the sidebar of the blog!
What are you thankful for this season?