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Spirit of Thankfulness

November 8th, 2013

I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation. Philippians 4:12

Imagine visiting a man who was wealthy and successful, the envy of all his friends and business associates. But as you talked, he broke down in tears, confessing that he was miserable inside.

Then imagine visiting another man who lived only a few miles away from the wealthy man. His small home was humble, and he had almost nothing in the way of this world’s possessions. Yet his face was radiant as he told about the work he was doing for Christ and how Christ had filled his life with meaning and purpose. Wouldn’t you walk away convinced that the second man was really the richer man? Although he had very little, he had learned to be thankful for everything God had given him.

A Spirit of thankfulness makes all the difference. This month is Thanksgiving, why not make a list of something you’re thankful for each day.

Sister Barbara

November 8th, 2013

Sitting by the window of her convent, Sister Barbara opened a letter from home one evening. Inside the letter was a $100 bill her parents had sent.

Sister Barbara smiled at the gesture. As she read the letter by the window, she noticed a shabbily dressed stranger leaning against the lamp post below.

Quickly, she wrote, “Don’t despair. Sister Barbara,” on a piece of paper, wrapped the $100 bill in it, got the man’s attention and tossed it out the window to him.

The stranger picked it up, and with a puzzled expression and a tip of his hat, went off down the street.

The next day, Sister Barbara was told that a man was at their door, insisting on seeing her. She went down, and found the stranger waiting. Without a word, he handed her a huge wad of $100 bills.

“What’s this?” she asked.

“That’s the $8,000 you have coming, Sister,” he replied. “Don’t Despair paid 80-to-1.”

 

Tamara's Journeys

Journeys as great as the destinations.