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During my first mission trip, I witnessed gratitude in a way I’d never seen before. You see, gratitude is a way of life for the Christians in Bolotnoye, Russia. I think I benefitted more from the believers in this small rural town than they did from me. They are living[...]

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“I thank my God in all my remembrance of you, always offering prayer with joy in my every prayer for you all.” Philippians 1:3-4 Each Thanksgiving we gather around the table and talk about the things we’re most grateful for. But long before the Pilgrims celebrated the first Thanksgiving, the[...]

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“In everything give thanks; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” 1 Thessalonians 5:18   Thanksgiving is over. At least, that’s what most Americans think as they rush into Christmas preparations. For believers, however, thanksgiving is more than a brief season. We’re told to give thanks in everything; in[...]

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Last week, retailers rushed to replace Halloween candy and costumes with Christmas decorations. I noticed in one store that anything related to Thanksgiving was relegated to the end of a single aisle. Looking at the pitiful display, it seemed they were simply meeting an obligation to acknowledge the holiday. But[...]

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