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Choosing to Be Grateful

Dannah Gresh: Mary Kassian says she’s humbled by her friend’s grateful responses in the midst of suffering.

Mary Kassian: It’s such a good reminder. It’s a sharpening reminder that God gives us the ability to make that choice to choose gratitude. Really, what we’re choosing when we choose gratitude, is, we’re choosing Him. We are choosing to see how big He is and to be grateful for that.

Dannah: You’re listening to Revive Our Hearts with Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth, author of Choosing Gratitude, for November 13, 2020. I’m Dannah Gresh.

Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth: Today on Revive Our Hearts we’re finishing up an interview Dannah conducted with our friend Mary Kassian. If you’ve listened to Revive Our Hearts for any length of time, you’ve probably heard Mary’s voice before.

She’s a wife. She’s a mom, a professor, international speaker, and an author. Her most recent book is titled, Growing Grateful. …

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About the Teacher

Dannah Gresh

Dannah Gresh

When Dannah Gresh was eight years old, she began praying that God would use her as a Bible teacher for “the nations.” When she sees the flags of many countries waving at a Revive Our Hearts event, it feels like an answer to her prayer.

Dannah is the founder of True Girl which provides tools for moms and grandmothers to disciple their 7–12 year-old girls. On Monday nights, you’ll find Dannah hosting them in her online Bible study. She has authored over twenty-eight books, including Ruth: Becoming a Girl of Loyalty, Lies Girls Believe, and a Bible study for adult women based on the book of Habakkuk. She and her husband, Bob, live on a hobby farm in central Pennsylvania.

About the Guest

Mary Kassian

Mary Kassian

Mary Kassian is an award-winning author, an internationally-renowned speaker, and a frequent guest on Revive Our Hearts. She has written more than a dozen books and Bible studies, including Conversation Peace, Girls Gone Wise in a World Gone Wild, and The Right Kind of Strong.

Mary and her husband, Brent, have three sons and six grandchildren and live in Alberta, Canada. The Kassians enjoy biking, hiking, snorkeling, music, board games, mountains, campfires, and their family’s black lab, "The Queen of Sheba."