We are finishing a full Thanksgiving weekend here in Canada. Growing up in the US, I never knew that Canada celebrated Thanksgiving in October, we always did it in November, but I have come to love the earlier date. It ends up being a stand alone holiday instead of the beginning of the long holiday run to Christmas and New Year's Eve.
Is it too cliche to say we have so much to be thankful for? But maybe we could follow that thought up with a question:
How does that gratitude change us?
I want to tell you a story of how gratitude has changed my life, but I have to set it up a bit. Please bear with me while I give you a little framework.
I am reading a book right now that should be required reading for everyone who says they are a Christian.
Bold statement right? Let me explain.
Irresistible is Andy Stanley's new book
and here is the synopsis:
"Once upon a time there was a version of our...