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The Day After Thanksgiving (365 Days of Daring Faith — DAY 330)

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1 Chronicles 16:34 (NLT)
Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good! His faithful love endures forever.

With Thanksgiving behind us, it is easy to think less and less about the many things we have to be thankful for. The holiday of Thanksgiving peaks our interest because it is a day set aside especially and specifically for that reason. But when the day is over, the thanks should still be there even as many people rush stores and wait in long lines to gather up more stuff hours after they just through being thankful for what they already have. Read more…

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The Continuous Rhythm of Life (365 Days of Daring Faith — DAY 307)

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Matthew 4:10 (NLT)
You must worship the Lord your God and serve only him.

A lot of times, we tend to believe that worship only happens when we go to church. Nothing could be further from the truth. While the time we spend in church is indeed a period in our lives in which we need to focus solely on God and celebrate who he is through song, prayer, and preaching, it does not start or end there. Worship is part of the evidence of God’s life within us and if God lives in us every day of the week, we should worship him accordingly. Read more…

3 Lessons You’re Better Off Learning Sooner than Later (365 Days of Spirited Living — DAY 306)

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“The trouble is if you don’t spend your life yourself, other people spend it for you.”
— Peter Shaffer

Too many people live out their lives far into old age regretting that they didn’t do better simply because they failed to realize how important and beautiful life really was. “If only” are the saddest words one can ever utter. While we can’t change the past, there are some things we do wish someone had told us when we were younger that would have helped us become a better version of who we are now sooner rather than later. Whether you’re old or young, here are three of those lessons: Read more…

Don’t Wait to Give Flowers or Chocolate or Love (365 Days of Spirited Living – DAY 262)

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“Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot, but make it hot by striking.”
— William Butler Yeats

Too often, we don’t say the things that really should be said until it’s too late to say them.

When someone we love or deeply care about leaves this life, so many things come rushing back to our minds, like the things that we thought to say before, but just didn’t have the courage or the right time to express ourselves. When someone dies, it’s painful, even frustrating and confusing. And if we were close to that person, he or she doesn’t leave our minds or hearts very soon.

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Give Yourself a Hand Clap (365 Days of Spirited Living – DAY 218)

Give Yourself a Hand Clap

“Make time to celebrate your accomplishments, not matter how big or small.”
— Unknown

We live in a world that is increasingly more accustomed to spotlights and celebrities. We worship red carpet appearances, awards shows, and recognition of achievement. We praise people for how they look, what they wear, where they live, what they drive, when they vacation, and what they do. Pats on the back and applause are seemingly expected by the vast majority for a select few. Read more…

Plant Generously (365 Days of Daring Faith – DAY 141)

Plant Generously

2 Corinthians 9:6 (NLT)
Remember this—a farmer who plants only a few seeds will get a small crop. But the one who plants generously will get a generous crop.

You will reap what you sow is a universal law. The reverse is also true. What you do not sow, you will not reap. This goes for every aspect of life. You will make as much money as your work warrants. If your work is weak, your pockets will be as well. If you give generously to others, you will find yourself always having more than enough.  Read more…

3 Small Signs You’re Doing Just Fine (365 Days of Spirited Living – DAY 140)

3 Small Signs You’re Doing Just Fine

“Forgive others, not because they deserve forgiveness, but because you deserve peace.”
— Jonathan Lockwood Huie

How many things are you able to do that you wouldn’t be able to do unless you were in the place you are in right now? If you can answer that question, you are doing better than you think. Maybe it is time for you to show appreciation for your gifts, talents, strengths, and abilities by using them to make a difference right where you are.  Read more…

Prayer: Totally Dependent

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