Thursday, July 25, 2013

Thankful Thursday

Today I'm reminding myself of the need to be thankful in all things....not just the easy, predictable but the mundane, the supernatural and the the ugly, in the unpleasant and in the beauty and broken.

“Perhaps it takes a purer faith to praise God for unrealized blessings than for those we once enjoyed or those we enjoy now.”

― A.W. Tozer

“We pray for the big things and forget to give thanks for the ordinary, small (and yet really not small) gifts.”

― Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Life Together: The Classic Exploration of Faith in Community

“Those blessings are sweetest that are won with prayer and worn with thanks.”

― Thomas Goodwin

“We would worry less if we praised more. Thanksgiving is the enemy of discontent and dissatisfaction.”

― Harry A. Ironside

"I want to see beauty. In the ugly, in the sink, in the suffering, in the daily, in all the days before I die, the moments before I sleep."

— Ann Voskamp (One Thousand Gifts: A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are)

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