I will offer to you a thanksgiving sacrifice and call on the name of the Lord. - Psalm 116:17 (NRSV)

This verse puzzled me the first time I read it. How can thanksgiving be a sacrifice? I thought a sacrifice was supposed to be something difficult. What’s so hard about being thankful, and why is it so important?

Years later, I was married and had five children. My days were...

Today's Prayer
Dear God, forgive us when we take you for granted. Create in us a spirit of gratitude and thanksgiving for all you are and all you do. Amen.

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Today's Reading
2 Corinthians 9:10-15

Thought for the Day

I will thank God each day for my blessings.

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