For Mental Health

Read: Philippians 4:8-9 If you practice gratitude every day, what do you think the result will be? The Bible promises that seeing the good in daily life leads to peace. “If there is any excellence and if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things....

Gratitude’s Greatest Enemy

Read: Psalms 16:5-6, Exodus 20:17 When you’re trying to fan your flame of gratitude, comparison douses it like a bucket of ice water. Comparison means looking at what someone else has and thinking about how much better or worse it is than what you have. It’s so...

Two Great Words

Read: Philippians 1:3-4, Numbers 6:24-26 As soon as you started to talk, your parents probably taught you to say, “thank you.” It’s no surprise that parents teach children this basic rule. Relationships grow stronger when you express gratitude. A heartfelt “thank you”...

Gratitude “Even Though”

Read: 1 Thessalonians 5:18, Jonah 4:6 It’s easy to notice the good around you when things are going well. It can be harder to practice gratitude when things go poorly. And yet, that’s exactly when you need to connect with God. When life is tough, you need God more...

Practicing Gratitude

Read: Genesis 1:12, Mark 6:37-44 Gratitude is a spiritual practice of seeing and celebrating the good in the world around you. This is easier said than done. Modern life often forces you to focus on what is bad – what needs to be fixed immediately, what crisis must be...
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