Thanksgiving is More than Facebook

Thanks-giving is an outward focused lifestyle while Thanksgiving can be a gluttonous, self-indulgent holiday; the two should not be confused.

Thankfulness as a celebration is fleeting, but as a discipline is precious.

Thankfulness is transformative when it saturates our whole life, and not just our Facebook profile.

Gratitude is often better expressed through actions rather than words.

Genuine thankfulness never means “repay,” and yet it can often prove costly.

Thanksgiving seems like a time for family and friends, but we forget that enemies can be won over with gratitude.

Boycotting Black Friday doesn’t necessarily mean we’re thankful for what we have–boycotting materialism on every day means we’re thankful for what we have.

Thanking God without tacking on a request is harder than you might think.

Remembering the hungry while we feast doesn’t make us sadistic–it makes us human.

“Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts.”

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About Tim Owens

I'm a husband, father, and Christ follower. I also live in Albany, NY, where I work as a pastor.
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