As we grow in our faith, we grow in our definition of Christian prayer. And this post will help us do just that.
The other day my boss asked me how I liked my job. It was an interesting question because he knows that this is nowhere near where I expected to be at this point in my life.
In high school, my dream was to move out of my small, Indiana hometown to the big city. Any big city, it didn’t matter. New York, Chicago, I even would’ve been ok with Indianapolis. But then when the time came to go to college, I strangely enough decided to stay. I had just gotten plugged into a good church and was surrounded by a lot of caring people. I just wasn’t ready to give that up yet. Plus it was only going to be 4 more years, and then I’d be out of here….
On the surface, yes, this post is about our fur child, a lovable Yorkshire Terrier my husband named Emjay, but underneath it's about the delicate intersection of grief and gratitude.
Kindness inspires kindness. Sprinkle a little kindness amongst everyone you meet with these fun ideas...
I don't always display an attitude of gratitude. 'Always' is the key word here. I'm grateful when I receive something I've been wishing and praying for. I always remember to say "Thank You" when I receive great customer service at a restaurant or a store. I send thank you notes. texts and emails when people go out of their way to show kindness to me. But I still have room to grow in the gratitude department, because a true attitude of gratitude requires gratefulness even when I don't get what I want or wish for.