Thank God for God!

You and the people you care for can learn to give thanks to God — even in painful times. In this message we bring together the Bible and scientific research to teach on the blessing and power of gratitude. We use Psalm 136 to lead an experience of giving thanks and praise to God in community and we facilitate a time of Thanksgiving meditation.

Gratitude Research

In recent years scientific research has validated the ancient wisdom of the Bible: “Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; His love endures forever.” (This is the most repeated verse in the Bible. See Psalm 136 for instance.) Today there is a whole school of psychology called “Positive Psychology.” (It’s related to Cognitive-Behavioral Psychology.)…

Thanksgiving Turkey and Prayer

“Let us come before the Lord with thanksgiving” (Psalm 95:2). At your Thanksgiving meal you have an opportunity to go beyond “saying grace” and “please pass the turkey” — you can celebrate the spirit of the Thanksgiving holiday in a special way that unites family and friends in a celebration of God’s generosity. Some years…