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  • Be Thankful

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on Nov 11, 2012
     | 1,603 views

    BE THANKFUL Back in 1988, a Polish railway worker named Jan Grzebski was hit by a train. He lived ... but only barely. For the next 19 years (until the year 2007), Grzebski was in a coma. He awoke in 2007 to a whole new world. Nineteen years earlier, Poland was a communist state. Grzebski ...read more

  • Be Thankful

    Contributed by Davon Huss on Dec 2, 2014
     | 1,190 views

    When I was young I lived about a half hour from Defiance, Ohio. General Anthony Wayne built Fort Defiance in August 1794. He surveyed the land & declared to General Scott, "I defy the English, Indians, & all the devils of hell to take it." I defy anyone and all the devils of hell ...read more

  • So Thankful  PRO

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 16, 2001
    based on 17 ratings
     | 1,234 views

    SO THANKFUL Chuck Swindoll writes: "I recall, as a little barefoot boy with a cowlick of snow-white hair on my forehead, standing erect in my classroom and repeating the "Pledge of Allegiance" one Thanksgiving season. Our nation was at war and times were hard. My teacher had lost her husband on ...read more

  • Shakespeare: Thankfulness

    Contributed by Paul Etterling on Apr 8, 2002
    based on 40 ratings
     | 1,541 views

    O Lord, that lends me life, Lend me a heart replete with ...read more

  • Thanks For The Helmet

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Nov 11, 2002
    based on 9 ratings
     | 1,399 views

    THANKS FOR THE HELMET Cecil Conrad was a farm boy, tired of waking up at the crack of dawn to clean up after cows. He lied about his age, joined the Army and helped free Asia from the Axis. But it was in the next war, battling Communists in Korea, that Conrad might truly have regretted his ...read more

  • Thankfulness Or Forgetfulness  PRO

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Nov 17, 2002
    based on 16 ratings
     | 1,254 views

    THANKFULNESS OR FORGETFULNESS "History knows no disasters," said the Literary Digest (Sept. 1923), "which parallels the earthquake and fire that visited Japan this month and laid waste the capital city and the chief seaport." The New York Tribune called this earthquake “undoubtedly the ...read more

  • Remaining Thankful  PRO

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Nov 16, 2004
    based on 4 ratings
     | 981 views

    REMAINING THANKFUL Boyce Mouton wrote this story when he ministered in California many years ago: “In 1954, a young missionary recruit to Alaska was stricken with a paralytic disease which left her bedfast for the last 10 years of her life. Her name was Marie Napier. The first time I ...read more

  • Thankfulness/Contentment  PRO

    Contributed by Steve Miller on Jan 25, 2005
    based on 28 ratings
     | 1,399 views

    THANKFULNESS/CONTENTMENT: One day a father of a very wealthy family took his son on a trip to the country with the firm purpose of showing his son how poor people live. They spent a couple of days and nights on the farm of what would be considered a very poor family. On their return from their ...read more

  • Always Thankful  PRO

    Contributed by Sean Harder on Dec 4, 2009
    based on 3 ratings
     | 884 views

    ALWAYS THANKFUL "Several churches in North Dakota were being served by a clever old preacher. The people were always amazed, for no matter what the circumstances, the preacher could always find something to give thanks for. As he made his rounds one cold December morning, he was late in getting ...read more

  • Thanks, Franki  PRO

    Contributed by Gordon Curley on Nov 30, 2010
    based on 1 rating
     | 637 views

    THANKS, FRANKI During the Christmas play, three six-year-old boys acted out the role of the wise men. As they presented their gifts at the nativity scene, each boy stepped forward and stated what they were offering to Christ. The first held out his arms and said, "Gold." The second boy knelt ...read more

  • Lucado On Thankfulness

    Contributed by Derrick Tuper on Nov 23, 2011
     | 1,403 views

    LUCADO ON THANKFULNESS Max Lucado tells about living as an American in Brazil. One day, as he was walking along the street on his way to the University to teach a class, he felt a tug on his pants leg. Turning around, he saw a little boy about 5 or 6 years old with dark beady eyes and a dirty ...read more

  • A Thanks Offering

    Contributed by Terry Laughlin on Aug 11, 2008
     | 877 views

    A Thanks Offering 1 Chronicles 29:16, "O LORD our God, as for all this abundance that we have provided for building you a temple for your Holy Name, it comes from your hand, and all of it belongs to you." Christians are the temple that God cares about today, for 1 Corinthians 3:16 and ...read more

  • Returning Thanks

    Contributed by Johnny Creasong on Nov 21, 2006
     | 717 views

    Returning Thanks is a LEARNED Trait. We are not born grateful creatures. Take a baby for just a little while and you’ll probably hold in your arms what could be best described as a schizophrenic! One minute cooing, the next crying; one minute silent, the next screaming; one minute friendly ...read more

  • I Am Thankful For…  PRO

    Contributed by Troy Mason on Aug 23, 2002
    based on 34 ratings
     | 1,639 views

    I am Thankful for......... ....the taxes I pay ....because it means I’m employed. ....the clothes that fit a little too snug ....because it means I have enough to eat. ....my shadow who watches me work ....because it means I am out in the sunshine. ....a lawn that needs ...read more

  • The Power Of Giving Thanks  PRO

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Nov 17, 2002
    based on 55 ratings
     | 1,737 views

    THE POWER OF GIVING THANKS Something to reflect on as you sit down to your Thanksgiving dinner: If you had been a Pilgrim, would you have given thanks? Consider what they had been through, the men and women who broke bread together on that first Thanksgiving in 1621. They had uprooted ...read more

  • The Gospel Perspective On Thanks  PRO

    Contributed by Rex S. Wignall on Nov 28, 2002
    based on 28 ratings
     | 822 views

    The Gospel Perspective on Thanks Because of the great sacrifice Jesus made for each of us on the cross, Christians should have an additional, very personal perspective on thanks. Max Lucado shares this moving story of sacrifice to remind us what Jesus has done in giving His life for us: It’s ...read more

  • A Legal Pad Of Thanks  PRO

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jan 20, 2003
    based on 6 ratings
     | 504 views

    A LEGAL PAD OF THANKS Poet and writer Maya Angelou told in an interview about an experience she’d had in the early 1950s. She had returned to the United States from Europe, leaving behind a child. She said: "One day I was very frightened for my sanity.... So I went to my voice teacher and told ...read more

  • Thank You, Dad  PRO

    Contributed by Michael Mccartney on Jul 23, 2004
    based on 18 ratings
     | 1,269 views

    THANK YOU, DAD Thank you Dad, for giving us a very special gift. Its the most important gift of all, That only love can give. You read us the Bible at bedtime and taught us how to pray. You made sure we made it to church every Sunday. And even though we acted like we didn’t hear a ...read more

  • A Brazilian Boy Says Thanks  PRO

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Nov 16, 2004
    based on 14 ratings
     | 1,467 views

    A BRAZILIAN BOY SAYS THANKS Max Lucado tells about living as an American in Brazil. One day, as he was walking along the street on his way to the University to teach a class, he felt a tug on his pants leg. Turning around, he saw a little boy about 5 or 6 years old with dark beady eyes and a ...read more

  • I Am Thankful...  PRO

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Nov 16, 2004
    based on 14 ratings
     | 1,184 views

    I AM THANKFUL... I am Thankful that we only elect presidents once every four years. I am Thankful that teenagers will grow up and that one day they will have children that will become teenagers of their own. I am Thankful that I am not a turkey this week. I am Thankful that the ...read more