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Abounding in Thankfulness

April 30, 2014

I recently did some traveling. As often happens, we hit delays. So many of my fellow passengers around me were getting angry, negative, and frustrated.

I’ve seen a huge change in my life in these situations while traveling. Maybe it is knowing delays are inevitable. For whatever reason, I have developed a greater compassion for those who take the brunt of the anger.

This reminded me of a verse I’ve been chewing on for a few weeks now.

Colossians 2:6-7 says, “Therefore, as you received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in him, rooted and built up in him and established in the faith, just as you were taught, abounding in thanksgiving.”

Paul is talking about the core of our faith. I found it interesting to see him speaking of walking with Christ and out of the blue, he moves to thankfulness.

Let Hope In

December 15, 2013

Hope connects to so many other topics. In his book, Let Hope in: 4 Choices That Will Change Your Life Forever, Pete Wilson hits on many things, so much so there will literally be something for everyone in this book.

He touches on how hope can be hindered by our past, by guilt, shame, and regret.

He also speaks of many attributes which can promote hope in our lives. Things such as trusting god, forgiveness, and love.

The one which challenged me the most is that of gratitude.

Whenever I see things about this topic, I am drawn to them as a magnet is drawn towards steel. I believe it is because this is an area of my life I could grow in.

My wife says I can be negative. I tend towards saying I am realistic. But if I am honest, I know she is right. (wives usually are)