How Gratitude Brings Hope And Healing To Your Life
Author: Carole Lewis
Publisher: Gospel Light Publications
So many people are stuck in the pain of their problems, unable to see beyond the hurt in their lives. Giving thanks in such circumstances may seem impossible, but thankfulness is a powerful tool God uses to heal wounded hearts and transform “stuck” people. In A Thankful Heart, readers will hear real life stories from people like them who have discovered the power of thankfulness to change both their inward attitude and their outward situation. Plus, this warm, inspiring book contains a Thankfulness Journal to guide readers into a new perspective and record the healing process as it unfolds.
Do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear...Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life? -Matthew 6:25, 27. Jesus gives us a clear command about worry: Don't do it. Yet worry is a highly contagious disease in many lives. It can seem unstoppable. But there is a cure: being thankful. Many people think of worry as worrying about the future, and thankfulness as being thankful for the past. This book joins the two together. Help against worry is found in being thankful for our present relationship with God and being thankful that He is in control of the future.
No matter how difficult life seems, you will find more joy when you choose gratitude. Boost your happiness and deepen your walk with God by becoming aware of all you have to appreciate. 365 Devotions for a Thankful Heart is a daily devotional that will inspire you to slow down, recognize God’s gifts, and be grateful for all His blessings. Short daily readings will encourage you to open your heart with gratitude to all the ways God has blessed you. In 365 Devotions for a Thankful Heart, each entry starts with an inspiring Scripture and ends with a short prayer to help focus your heart on thankfulness as you go about your day. Each devotion is the perfect length to fit into even the busiest schedule, but substantial enough to start your day on just the right note. The beautiful design of 365 Devotions for a Thankful Heart makes a stylish addition to your book collection, and you’ll love to have it on display as a reminder to be aware of the simple blessings in life.
For those struggling with out-of-control eating habits, meditating on God’s attributes, His promises and His unfailing love gives rise to joy and thanksgiving. Readers of this First Place 4 Health Bible study will be encouraged by biblical examples of men and women who were able to thank God in adversity and sorrow because they remembered God’s promise to be their Lord. Each First Place 4 Health Bible study contains 12 weeks of daily studyto help members and participants to put Christ in first place. Based on proven techniques and more than 25 years of experience, First Place 4 Health is the most complete Christ-centered healthy living program available, and it has helped thousands of members create balance in the four core areas of their lives: emotional, spiritual, mental and physical. The results? Weight loss and total health from the inside out!
A thankful heart opens the door to a vibrant relationship with Jesus. Jesus Calling®: 50 Devotions for a Thankful Heartbrings the warmth and insight that more than 25 million people have enjoyed through Jesus Calling® in devotions curated specifically to help you see the blessings God has poured out on your life and help you develop a heart of gratitude. Jesus Calling®: 50 Devotions for a Thankful Heart features 50 readings from Jesus Calling® gathered together in a new way and combined with relevant Scripture verses on the topic of thankfulness. This book is part of a three-book series for teens, each focusing on a felt need. The other two books in the series focus on themes of growing your faith and dealing with busy days. These books are great for an individual study and make a great set for gift giving. Readers around the world already love how Sarah's words connect with Jesus. Now the new Jesus Calling® topical devotionals offer a way to focus even more deeply on the major felt needs in your life . . . and the lives of your friends, family, church, school, and friends. With a beautiful, classic cover and affordable price point, these topical devotionals are a natural addition to the Sarah Young brand—and the perfect way to pour into those you love.
It is hard to be grateful when you are looking into the jaws of mind-bending pain. Chronic illness, a heart attack, a terrible car accident, caring for a developmentally disabled child, facing betrayal and loneliness. These tough times make you want to give up and throw in the towel. You try to overcome, but the exhaustion destroys your energy and hope. You try to pray, but the pain interrupts your concentration. You want to give up. Let Joni tell you her secrets to peace and joy, despite her wheelchair. She has spent decades studying the Word of God. She knows that God does not enjoy seeing your suffering. He has compassion for you and gives you many ways to deal with life’s pain so that you can have peace. She has taken her most important insights on thankfulness and joy and encapsulated them into this 14-page ebook. Whether you or a loved one is suffering. This ebook will bring you comfort. In A Thankful Heart in a World of Hurt, author Joni Eareckson Tada tackles questions such as: •How can I really give thanks for all things? •How can I cultivate a grateful spirit? •What was the Apostle Paul’s secret to a grateful heart? (He had been beaten, stoned, whipped, starved, shipwrecked and betrayed by people he thought were friends.) •How is it possible to “Rejoice in the Lord always”? This colorful ebook gives God’s answers to the biggest questions. You need this if — •you are in pain and need encouragement, •you have a friend who needs words of comfort, •you are a pastor or church counselor, or •you lead a discussion group or home fellowship.
Chocolate is better than men, and so are dogs. At least, that’s what Dakota Parker tells herself as she mends her broken heart and finds forever homes for rescue animals. So far, so good. She can indulge her love of chocolate where she works while her foster dogs provide her with the unconditional love she craves. What more does she need? Seattle architect Bryce Grayson is counting the days until he can return home to the big city with his father in tow. That is if he can convince his dad to leave Montana. Bryce’s escape plan, however, goes astray when he meets Dakota. Her sweet kisses put the chocolate she sells to shame. Maybe he should be the one to move to Marietta, but could he be happy living in such a small town? He has until Thanksgiving to decide.
How Deliberate Gratitude Can Change Every Texture of Our Lives
Author: Richard Eyre
Category: Family & Relationships
We all know that an attitude of gratitude helps each day be a little better. When times are difficult and challenges abound, having a thankful heart is the catalyst for the abundant life. The Thankful Heart, by well known family authors Richard and Linda Eyre, is a book to keep or a book to give, filled with messages of gratitude and inspiring images for even the most difficult day. In this beautifully illustrated book, we find the opportunity to consciously and deliberately develop our own skill to feel gratitude more deeply, and give it more freely. And we are challenged to turn the passive holiday noun “Thanksgiving” into the active, year-long verb “Thanks-Giving.” New York Times #1 bestselling authors Richard and Linda Eyre like to think of each November-December Holiday Season as another chapter in their exploration of Thanks-Giving. Early in their marriage, tired of the commercialism and conformity of Christmas cards, they began sending out a Thanksgiving Poem each year to friends and family. As the years rolled by, their life was increasingly defined by those three words—Family, Friends, and Thanks-giving. Through their poetry and the photos taken by family members, we go with the Eyres on their journey through various phases and perspectives of the transforming emotion of gratitude, and in the book’s final section, they share each of their Thanksgiving cards from the last forty-three years.
Being thankful doesn't always come easy... even for children. Having an attitude of gratitude can change their outlook on life and bring happiness to their hearts. This gratitude journal for kids is inspired by the popular "Choose Gratitude" journal for women. Children are encouraged to think about one thing they are thankful for each day, and then write about it or draw a picture of it in the space provided. Watch their faces light up with smiles as they focus their hearts and minds on things that are good. Whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable--if anything is excellent or praiseworthy--think about such things. Philippians 4:8 NIV