Feeling Grateful No Matter What Happens
September 19, 2020
It isn’t easy. Nothing works out just the way we want. Your best friend is a no-show at your daughter’s wedding. Your boss tells you your job is being eliminated. A thunderstorm hits 30 minutes after you stain the deck in violation of the weather forecast. Setbacks, big and small, dot our lives. Nothing seems to go right for Christian conservatives these days. Even less for traditionalists. Plagues, riots, threats of overthrowing the government, unemployment, uncertainty, division all dominate the headlines.
What Happens When You Count Your Blessings?
September 18, 2013
I think I was upset about losing a baseball game. I don’t remember. I’m better now, but when I was a kid, everybody knew when I was upset. I made sure of it. And I hated when someone tried to break those foul moods. Wouldn’t you know it. My mom said, “count your blessings.” Yeah. What blessings? We lost! Wasn’t she listening? I was a real peach. It turns out, my mom was right.