On Black Friday, Don’t Forget Thanksgiving

by Christianne Squires

Yesterday was a day for quiet reflection and family. Today is a day for hustle, for shopping and spending and “saving.” What does it say about our culture (and our hearts) that our biggest shopping day of the year comes...

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Known By Our Gratitude

by Ann Voskamp

One of the most powerful virtues in our society, is also one of our least known virtues: gratitude. Gratitude is the key to not only experiencing what communities want, an authentic, thriving joy — but is what Chesterton called the highest...

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A Serving of Gratitude May Save the Day

by The New York Times

The most psychologically correct holiday of the year is upon us. Thanksgiving may be the holiday from hell for nutritionists, and it produces plenty of war stories for psychiatrists dealing with drunken family meltdowns. But it has recently become the...

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Want To Be Happy? Be Grateful

by David Steindl-Rast

The one thing all humans have in common is that each of us wants to be happy, says Brother David Steindl-Rast, a monk and interfaith scholar. And happiness, he suggests, is born from gratitude. An inspiring lesson in slowing down,...

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Black Friday and The Endless Cycle of Want

by Jeff Shinabarger

Culture tells us we always need to have more. What would happen if we shed the excess of material goods in our lives? Jeff Shinabarger challenges Christians to redefine the idea of "enough." He emphasizes the importance of drawing a...

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