Give thanks in every situation…what a pie-in-the-sky thing to say. And yet Paul said this is God’s will for us in Jesus Christ (1 Thessalonians 5:18). Paul practiced what he preached, too. He practiced. Paul practiced giving thanks when he was in jail. He practiced it when people betrayed him. He practiced it in all situations. And practicing […]Read more "The Gratitude Path 2: In Every Situation"
Saying Thank You isn’t so difficult (although even that can be a practice we neglect). Valuing the spiritual practice of gratitude is all but impossible for us. Because gratitude can’t really fuel our life of faith in Jesus, can it? And yet that is exactly what the Apostle Paul seems to suggest in his final instructions to […]Read more "The Gratitude Path 1"
In the summer months, there is a creature that is so common in the dark of night that we perhaps overlook its beauty. And yet we cannot overlook the firefly’s glow if we’re thinking about what it means to belong to Christ and be holy. The firefly is able to glow, in large part, because […]Read more "X-MEN: the Glow of Heaven"