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Choosing Gratitude

Author : Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth
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Gratitude is a choice. If we fail to chose it, by default we choose ingratitude. And once allowed into the heart, ingratitude does not come by itself but with a lot of other seedy companions that only succeed in stealing joy. To not choose gratitude - daily and deliberately - is more costly than we usually realize. And when we do choose a lifestyle of heartfelt, humble gratitude, we are mindful of the benefits received from our gracious Savior and those He has placed around us. By intentionally thanking God and others, bitterness and entitlement are replaced with joy and the humble realization of just how undeserving we really are. Derived from a popular Revive Our Hearts radio series, Choosing Gratitude: Your Journey to Joy challenges and equips the reader to live a life of intention. A life based on thankfulness - for the freedom Christ has provided and for the blessings of others. As a bonus, a 30-day plan of journaling, prayer and activities to help the reader on her path to joy is included.

Grace Gratitude for Everyday Life

Author : Michele Howe
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In her latest book, Michele Howe teaches us how to hone a grateful, grace-filled heart no matter what our circumstances. When we focus on God’s grace and respond with gratitude, we happily discover that supernatural principle of inner joy and contentment—despite whatever life might throw at us. Chapter by chapter, readers will learn how to be thankful, joyful, content, and even happy during life’s hardships. This happens when, as children of God, we train ourselves to view every situation within the lens of eternity. As we learn to default to a grace-filled attitude of gratitude, we honor God by obeying the apostle Paul’s call to “do all things without grumbling or complaining.” When we choose to respond with a faith-driven acceptance rather than resort to grumbling or complaining, God begins (and continues) his supernatural work of sanctification in our hearts.

Gratitude

Author : Arie Kaplan
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Gratitude has a way of increasing the good things that come to and from us, as positivity begets and multiplies positivity. Teens are often criticized for being entitled, greedy, spoiled, and ungrateful. Teens who demonstrate a spirit of gratitude also draw people to them and inspire a desire to help them succeed and reach their goals. This, in turn, results in a strong network of connections, superb college recommendations, employment tips, and great job offers. Teachers and librarians will have reason to feel gratitude when they see how well this text meets various informational text reading standards of the Common Core curriculum, including summarizing text, determining a central idea and its supporting details, tracing and evaluating an argument and its specific claims, determining the validity of the author's reasoning and evidence, and determining an author's point of view and purpose.

In Everything Give Thanks

Author : Dr. Louis NgomoOkitembo
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Giving thanks in everything makes people happier, strengthens relationships, improves well-being and health, reduces stress and comply with Gods will in Jesus-Christ. Counting blessings, noticing simple pleasures, and acknowledging everything that we receive every day as a gift from God is a power that changes Lives. Giving thanks can change someones life from worst to better. Gratitude helps to see every thing in Gods perspective. Learning how to say "THANK YOU" in all circumstances constitutes the most effective way to put into action the transformative power of the daily gratitude.

Gratitude Starts Good Days

Author : Mir Aus
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"Gratitude Starts Good Days" is a must-read for anyone who wants to make a positive difference in their lives. A simple solution can be found. Find something positive in everything, even the tiniest of details. A total 180-degree turn in your life will be possible. If you follow the instructions in this book, you will learn how to show gratitude on a daily and minute-to-minute basis. Learn how people from many walks of life have found lasting happiness through the practice of expressing gratitude toward others. Learn the strategies indicated in "Gratitude Starts Good Days" that have been lost through time. It is your responsibility to yourself and everyone else to learn them and pass them on. It is your responsibility to yourself and everyone around you to master the practices that have been neglected throughout time and are presented in this book if you are to achieve true, long-lasting happiness in your life. Among the many things you will learn are the following: 1. What distinguishes gratitude from other forms of emotional expression is its sincerity. And, perhaps more importantly, what exactly is the true meaning of being thankful? 2. What are the advantages of integrating expressions of gratitude into your life? 3. The benefits of appreciation can be shown across a wide range of areas, including social, physical, psychological, and work-related outcomes. 4. Thankfulness can bring about substantial changes in your life that you can see. 5. How can you begin to incorporate gratitude into your everyday routine? 6. How do you go about identifying things in your life for which you should be grateful? Inside, you'll find even more life-changing revelations! Continue reading to learn more about them.

Soul in Control

Author : Janet M. Neal
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By all accounts, Janet Neal was living the ideal life – or at least she thought she was. The reality was quite another story: She was exhausted, unhappy, and unsure of just who the real Janet truly was. Life and a liberal application of hair gel – to her face – helped to get her attention, forcing her to move from her reliance on her faulty thinking to listening to the wisdom of her soul. This collection of insightful and amusing vignettes chronicle a superwoman’s journey – fueled by her belief that she had to do everything and do it perfectly – to her awareness that there was actually nothing she had to do; she already had it all. A must read for anyone who has thought “Is this all?” or “What now?” Janet gives life a new perspective - indeed a “soul perspective”! —Nancy Aronie, Author: Writing from the Heart Soul in Control is an engaging and entertaining reminder to stay focused on what’s important. Janet’s practical advice is sound medicine for a frenetic world overtaken by distraction and a false sense of productivity. Her wisdom offers hope in our professional and personal lives. —Kenny Moore, Author: The CEO and the Monk: One Company’s Journey to Profit and Purpose In her wonderful guide to living a deeper, richer life, Janet Neal takes us by the hand and shows us step by step how to give up the need to manage our life perfectly and find that serene, sunlit place where our soul is in control. With stories and lessons straight from the heart that we can all embrace, Janet is a wise and witty superwoman-turned-sage. If you want more joy, fulfillment, and fun in your life, then read Soul In Control -- you’ll be glad you did!” —Karin Abarbanel, Co-author: Birthing the Elephant: The Woman’s Go-For-It! Guide to Overcoming the Big Challenges of Launching a Business

Be Your Own Hero

Author : Annie Mayfield
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In a world filled with comparison, confined creativity, limited flexibility, and sustained dissatisfaction, young adults are suffering from a lack of pure passion and zest for life now more than ever. Social media makes things so easy to constantly feel your life is not as good as the person on your Snapchat feed or Instagram scroll, and today’s society puts so much emphasis on being the “perfect” person that adolescents are setting themselves up for an impossible standard to reach. The youth of our generation needs to be reminded that they have the power within themselves to set their own standards and go after their innermost blissful desires to create more thrill and purpose in their lives than they could ever deem possible. Magic in the lives of young adults needs to be reinstalled, dreams need to be reintroduced, and seeds of passion for life needs to be replanted. Be Your Own Hero cultivates a mind-set that the door to success always swings inward, not outward. In order to achieve your external goals, you must work on your inner self. This book aims to help young adults realize that their external empire only goes as far as their internal empire. By building a sense of self heroism and an ability to save themselves versus relying on external factors to do their saving for them, young adults can not only dream bigger but also love and serve bigger—leading them to a life they never thought possible.

365 Devotions for a Thankful Heart

Author : Zondervan,
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No matter how difficult life seems, you will find more joy when you choose gratitude. Boost your happiness and deepen your walk with God by becoming aware of all you have to appreciate. 365 Devotions for a Thankful Heart is a daily devotional that will inspire you to slow down, recognize God’s gifts, and be grateful for all His blessings. This yearlong devotional includes: a short daily reading encouraging you to open your heart with gratitude to all the ways God has blessed you an inspiring Scripture and a short prayer to help focus your heart on thankfulness as you go about your day With a foiled cover and beautiful interiors, this devotional is a perfect gift for women of all ages on birthdays, Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, Christmas, or as a welcoming gift for new church members. Each devotion is the perfect length to fit into even the busiest schedule, but substantial enough to start your day on just the right note.

The Innovative Church

Author : Scott Cormode
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The church as we know it is calibrated for a world that no longer exists. It needs to recalibrate in order to address the questions that animate today's congregants. Leading congregational researcher Scott Cormode explores the role of Christian practices in recalibrating the church for the twenty-first century, offering church leaders innovative ways to express the never-changing gospel to their ever-changing congregations. The book has been road-tested with over one hundred churches through the Fuller Youth Institute and includes five questions that guide Christian leaders who wish to innovate.

From Burned Out to Beloved

Author : Bethany Dearborn Hiser
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As a social worker, jail chaplain, and justice advocate, Bethany Dearborn Hiser pushed herself to the brink of burnout—only to discover that she needed the very soul care she was providing to others. Tackling the effects of secondary trauma and burnout, this is a trauma-informed soul care guide for Christians working in high-stress, helping professions.