With Thankful Hearts

With Thankful Hearts

One of the most destructive conflicts in European history was the Thirty Years War, fought between 1618-1648. By 1637 all the pastors of Eilenberg, Germany had either abandoned the city or died of disease, leaving a Lutheran Deacon named Martin Rinkart to care for the...
Praise and Thanksgiving

Praise and Thanksgiving

Aside from my Bible, the book I treasure more than others is one titled The Valley of Vision: A Collection of Puritan Prayers and Devotions. On this Sunday before Thanksgiving, I find the prayer below very appropriate as we pause this week to thank God for His...
A Thankful Heart

A Thankful Heart

Of all the holidays on our calendar, only one has not lent itself to being exploited by the merchants.  Perhaps this explains why today Thanksgiving is barely a speed bump between Halloween and Christmas, why stores go from orange and black to red and green with no...
Thanksgiving: A Lifestyle, Not A Holiday

Thanksgiving: A Lifestyle, Not A Holiday

Thanksgiving: A Lifestyle, Not A Holiday FROM R.C. Sproul Jr. Found at http://www.ligonier.org It is a sure sign that we are sinners that we tend to be more concerned about what we do than what we are. That is, our guilt or peace oftentimes is the fruit of our own...
A Thankful Heart

Thanksgiving

As we approach Thanksgiving this week, I can not help but reflect on years past and the hopeful years to come.   I am reminded of how blessed I am and thankful to God for all that He has entrusted to me and how he has used me over the years for his purposes. I am...