Kindness of Truth-telling

Kindness of Truth-telling

“The Lord Almighty grant us a peaceful night and a perfect end. Amen.” I begin again through the Compline liturgy, trying to integrate this ancient practice into my bedtime routine. Praying through these lines each night is new to me, a nod toward the start of a new...
Gratitude as Prayer

Gratitude as Prayer

Even in their worry Paul knows there are still things to be thankful for. And as they season their requests and petitions with gratitude, they will better recognize the hand of God already at work on their behalf.

The Posture of Gratitude

The Posture of Gratitude

When we experience the alignment of things going our way, or when we feel the Spirit’s encouragement even when things don’t, something as simple as a look toward heaven and a whisper of “thank you” throughout our days can be a reminder that God is good and deserves our praise.