24
Nov
08

Try Thanksgiving

Let’s take a break from blogging the week of Thanksgiving.  Before we break off, however, I thought I would share these two jewels with you.

From the mission field we read:

Henry Frost served for many years as a missionary to China.  In his journal he wrote of a very difficult time in his life.  He says, “I had received sad news from home, and deep shadows had covered my soul.  I prayed BUT the darkness did not vanish.  I summoned myself to endure, BUT the darkness only deepened.  Then I went to an inland station and saw on the wall of the mission home these words: ’TRY THANKSGIVING.’  I did, and in a moment every shadow was gone, not to return.

From Rudyard Kipling we learn:

Rudyard Kipling was a great writer and poet whose writings we have all enjoyed. Unlike many old writers, Kipling was one of the few who had opportunity to enjoy his success while he lived.  He also made a great deal of money at his trade.
One time a newspaper reporter came up to him and said, “Mr. Kipling, I just read that somebody calculated that the money you make from your writings amounts to over a hundred dollars a word; Mr. Kipling raised his eyebrows and said, “Really, I certainly wasn’t aware of that.”
The reporter cynically reached down into his pocket and pulled out a one hundred dollar bill and gave it to Kipling and said, “Here’s a hundred dollar bill, Mr. Kipling.  Now, you give me one of your hundred dollar words.”
Mr. Kipling looked at that hundred-dollar bill for a moment, took it and folded it up and put it in his pocket and said, “Thanks.”

And finally, from the Word of God, we read:

…give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.

1 Thessalonians 5:19

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2 Responses to “Try Thanksgiving”


  1. 1 Lee
    November 24, 2008 at 11:41 am

    Thanks, Ryan.

  2. 2 Searching
    November 26, 2008 at 6:30 pm

    Happy Thanksgiving to ALL and may God’s grace and love be with you all.


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