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September 25—Gratitude Daily Devotional

Susan Resko While my younger self would recoil at this thought, I have learned to be grateful for adversity, which has not only strengthened my faith, but has taught me to be more compassionate, patient, and resilient. I used to recoil when people chirped, “What doesn’t kill you, makes you stronger,” but I [...]


September 24—Gratitude Daily Devotional

Don Farnsworth I feel so grateful for many blessings, but there is one that is current and is worthy of devotion. The 100 days of Prayer that just concluded. The prayers that Katie chose were inspirational, the background of the prayers was fascinating! But the date of the prayers was a marvel-some over a thousand [...]


September 23—Gratitude Daily Devotional

Jo Forrest It happened. Now when I sweep the dust on the flagstone in the garden, I collect brown, fallen leaves. The turn of seasons reminds me that what I plant is what I will harvest. I am grateful for nature’s reminder that my life is lived forward and what I do today [...]


September 22—Gratitude Daily Devotional

Diane Rand Some friends of ours were having a bad week. We decided to invite them up for a backyard BBQ and an outdoor movie. Everyone in our household swung into action. Our sons researched projectors and went to Walmart to find an outdoor screen we could set up in the backyard. My [...]


September 21—Gratitude Daily Devotional

John Kerr We give thanks to God for the ministers and staff of Kenilworth Union Church who give us strength and support throughout the year. We are grateful for their work and inspired leadership. We are thankful for their individual contributions and collective teamwork which makes the Church a welcoming and challenging force [...]


September 20—Gratitude Daily Devotional

Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth. Worship the Lord with gladness; come into his presence with singing. Know that the Lord is God. It is he that made us, and we are his; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture. Enter his gates with thanksgiving, and his [...]


September 19—Gratitude Daily Devotional

Weekly Summery by Jo Forrest Consider how your gratitude list this week may range from the simple to ethereal. Tuesday: Time to admire the beautiful birds. Wednesday: A gardener gives thanks to God for her ability to participate in creation. Thursday: Memories of God's light shining from youth that continue to illuminate the [...]


September 18—Gratitude Daily Devotional

Bill Steinmetz In this strange and stressful time, I am so very thankful to hear someone I care about is doing ok, feel the touch of a hand or even an elbow, find what I want in the grocery store and just be able to utter the breath prayer ‘Deo Gratias’. *Deo Gratias [...]


September 17—Gratitude Daily Devotional

Sharon Count As the sun beamed down on me as I woke this morning, I am reminded of a sunbeam shining down on me as an eight-year-old sitting in a church pew. I felt special, like I was being summoned to be the best I could be for others and in service. For [...]