Episodes: Gratitude

Gratitude

  • Thankful When It's Difficult
    November 23, 2017 Always Thankful (Ps. 66)

    Thanksgiving. The word brings up images of family gathered around a table ready to dig into a feast. But the real test of thanksgiving comes in hard times. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Psalms 66:1-20
  • The Town of Thanks
    November 24, 2017 Always Thankful (Ps. 66)

    What would happen to a community if everyone stopped being grateful? Explore that situation in a dramatic Thanksgiving parable. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Psalms 66:1-20
  • A Journey to Joy
    November 27, 2014 Choosing Gratitude, with Barbara Rainey

    Gratitude isn’t a feeling. It is a choice. It’s one you can exercise every single day. Learn to choose gratitude—your journey to joy. Read or Listen →

  • Crying Out in Thanksgiving
    June 23, 2005 Crying Out

    When trouble comes we need to cry out to God for help. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Psalms 50:15
  • A Picture of Contentment
    June 27, 2014 Cultivating a Contented Heart

    Sometimes getting what we want isn’t enough to make us content. What we have, there’s always that unattainable something that’s out of our reach. Read or Listen →

  • A Trusting and Selfless Heart
    June 26, 2014 Cultivating a Contented Heart

    Would you know how to spot contentment if you saw it? Nancy will explain how selflessness and a God-centered focus leads us right into the lap of contentment. Read or Listen →

  • In the Wilderness
    June 23, 2014 Cultivating a Contented Heart

    What would it take for you to be content? Find out how to cultivate a contented heart. Read or Listen →

  • The Results of Discontentment
    June 25, 2014 Cultivating a Contented Heart

    Have you ever longed for something, gotten it, only to find you really wanted something else instead? That feeling could best be described as discontentment. Read or Listen →

  • You Can Develop a Contented Heart
    June 24, 2014 Cultivating a Contented Heart

    It’s difficult to face life’s trials with a cheerful disposition. Learn from a group of Israelites who repeatedly failed to appreciate God’s provision. Read or Listen →

  • Enter His Gates With Thanksgiving, Day 1
    November 21, 2016 Enter His Gates with Thanksgiving (Ps. 100)

    When is the last time you shouted for joy? In Scripture, God deserves shouts of joyful praise. Nancy will talk about why and how we should praise. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Psalms 100:1-5
  • The Fruits of Forgiveness
    July 1, 2004 Freedom Through Forgiveness

    Do you need healing? Today on Revive Our Hearts we'll learn what thankfulness has to do with healing. Read or Listen →

  • Prepared for Thankfulness
    June 28, 2005 Grace for Aging, with Evelyn Christenson

    Age catches up with all of us eventually, but that's hardly a reason to despair! Read or Listen →

  • Gratitude for God's Grace
    July 10, 2007 Ruth: The Transforming Power of Redeeming Love

    Everything we have is a gift from God. As long as we keep this perspective, our hearts are humble, and we are sensitive to the Lord. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Ruth 2
  • A Debt of Thanksgiving
    November 24, 2005 Thanksgiving--Listener Letters

    Have you taken the time to fully realize that everything we have comes from the hand of God? Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Psalms 56:12-13
  • Learning to Trust Again
    November 25, 2005 Thanksgiving--Listener Letters

    It’s the Thanksgiving holiday season, and it’s also a perfect time to celebrate . . . Mother’s Day?! Read or Listen →

  • A Story of God's Providence
    October 28, 2009 Thanksgiving: A Time to Remember, with Barbara Rainey

    Barbara Rainey says the Thanksgiving holiday causes her faith to grow. Hear about the inspiration she gets from the Pilgrims. Read or Listen →

  • The First Harvest
    October 29, 2009 Thanksgiving: A Time to Remember, with Barbara Rainey

    Lobster. Crab. Eel. Oysters. Most of us don’t think about Thanksgiving when hearing a list like that. Read or Listen →

  • A Debt of Thanksgiving
    November 27, 2009 The Attitude of Gratitude

    We all face challenges in our lives. The question is, with what kind of attitude are you facing yours? Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Psalms 103:5
  • Abounding in Gratitude
    November 20, 2009 The Attitude of Gratitude

    We’ve been blessed with access to more knowledge about the Bible than any culture in history, so shouldn’t we be grateful? Read or Listen →

  • Characteristics of a Grateful Heart
    November 24, 2009 The Attitude of Gratitude

    When you give thanks to God for the blessings in your life, something special happens! Read or Listen →

  • Contentment or Bitterness
    November 25, 2009 The Attitude of Gratitude

    Do you remember how great it felt the last time God answered one of your prayers? Did you say thank you? Learn why gratitude is crucial. Read or Listen →

  • Gratitude and Peace
    November 23, 2009 The Attitude of Gratitude

    Ingratitude isn’t that bad compared to other sins, right? Not according to Nancy. Learn what the Bible has to say about ingratitude. Read or Listen →

  • Why Be Thankful?
    November 26, 2009 The Attitude of Gratitude

    Have you ever watched a child’s awe over a simple flower or bug? Would you like to rekindle that sense of wonder in yourself? Read or Listen →

  • The Blessing of Thorns, Day 1
    November 23, 2015 The Blessing of Thorns

    You’ve heard the adage, "Stop and smell the roses." But when was the last time you stopped to appreciate the thorns? Read or Listen →

  • The Blessing of Thorns, Day 2
    November 24, 2015 The Blessing of Thorns

    There may be a big obstacle to joy in your path today. How do you get past it? Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • 2 Corinthians 12:2-10
  • The Blessing of Thorns, Day 3
    November 25, 2015 The Blessing of Thorns

    If you could choose any problem to be removed from your life, what would it be? Why doesn’t God just remove it? Read or Listen →

  • The Blessing of Thorns, Day 4
    November 26, 2015 The Blessing of Thorns

    Certain biblical commands are easy to overlook, such as "Give thanks in everything." Learn how to give thanks when you’d rather complain. Read or Listen →

  • The Blessing of Thorns, Day 5 with Lauren Chandler
    November 27, 2015 The Blessing of Thorns

    Lauren Chandler will never forget the Thanksgiving she spent at the hospital with her husband Matt. It was an opportunity to trust God at a whole new level. Read or Listen →