The Sweetness of a Thankful Heart

Some people have mastered being thankful. I know – because, when I was much younger, God gave me three mentors. They modeled thankfulness and exercised impeccable graciousness even when things weren’t going well. I’m not going to tell you who they are. But I will tell you that two of them – their names start with “M” and both end in “e.” And the third person rules a country – well, sort of!

Thanksgiving helps us remember the bountiful blessings we have. Thankfulness is a lovely quality that emulates God’s character. And since character forms the fiber of our very soul, it’s worth investing in the very best character possible. My mentors have given a wonderful example of what things to aim for. I want to share them with you.

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THE DIFF BETWEEN SWEET AND SOUR: THE 2ND PROVEN PRACTICE TO GET SWEETER (PART 2) (Plus a 5 step cycle to avoid a “Pucker Face.”)

If you were unable to catch Part 1 of this 3 part series, I hope you will take a look. It focuses on how to “stay sweet” . . . and stay away from the sour end of life’s scale. Daily, there’s temptation to suck on a lemon. But really, all you get from that practice is a “pucker face.” Part 1 talks about how being grateful and staying sweet requires DISCIPLINE. [For your convenience – Part 1 and Part 3.]

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PART 2: Being grateful and staying sweet requires PERSPECTIVE.

Life is pretty challenging, and lots of hard things happen. So, you need to be deliberate in responding. Intentional Living is needed.

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GOT POWER? 3 Forms of Power For Your Life

GOT POWER?  Sometimes I lack power (energy, drive, passion, direction, perspective, etc.). And those days don’t go quite as well. Either something has hit – or parked – in my life, and I want it out! Usually it’s some kind of power drain.

In writing this blog, I am reminded how important power is in a person’s inner life. It affects every detail all day.  May I turn my thoughts to you? –

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Hope Happens When You Tether Yourself to God: 8 Steps to Renew HOPE!

What has been eroding your hope? Are you having to stand alone in some issue? Perhaps you have been plodding for a very long time and there is no end in sight. It may be that tragedy has invaded your life, and you feel helpless to hold things together and go forward. Have your resources run out? Is someone making your life really challenging? Perhaps they have literally broken your heart. Read More …


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