Defining Thankful by Sue A. Fairchild

DEFINING THANKFUL By Sue A. Fairchild Merriam-Webster’s dictionary describes “thankful” as being “conscious of benefit received.” For me, the definition doesn’t seem to say enough about this word. Being conscious of a benefit we have received is a good thing. It helps us to say “Thank you” and to show appreciation. It helps us not to dismiss important events in our life and assists us in seeing the good when…

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Looking for Rays of Sunshine by Melanie D. Snitker

Looking for the Rays of Sunshine By Melanie D. Snitker   I’m not going to lie: The last couple of months have been rough in my household. We’ve had a lot of challenges that, in combination with lack of sleep, made the day-to-day things seem a lot harder than they should have been. When we go through rough patches in life, it’s easy to complain and only see the rain…

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A Thankful Life by Sue A. Fairchild

A THANKFUL LIFE By Sue A. Fairchild     Nine days ago my mom turned seventy-five and, for that, I’m thankful. Yes, seventy-five is a huge milestone in a person’s life, but, for my mom, it’s an even bigger accomplishment. Over thirty years ago, she was diagnosed with emphysema and given only a year to live. Her doctor at the time failed to educate himself on this pulmonary disease and…

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Grateful for the Pain by Normandie Fischer

GRATEFUL FOR THE PAIN Normandie Fischer   Pain can shatter us, toss us off a cliff, and render us immobile. Or it can hone and refine us. I recently read the words of a man who discovered he had a horrible form of cancer. Although his disease was incurable and soon-to-be terminal, he rejoiced. He knew the end of the story. How did he get from the pain to the…

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Thankful Series Kick-Off: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Hi! Remember me? I’m the author of this blog. It’s been so long I feel like I need to re-introduce myself. I look like this:   This blog was my first, my baby, the one writing vessel I clung tightly to as I sought publication. In the last couple years as I followed God’s call to have my own writing and speaking ministry (and released four books,) this little blog…

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Why Be Thankful? By Sue A. Fairchild

WHY BE THANKFUL? By Sue A. Fairchild Ten years ago, if you would have asked me what I was thankful for, I would have provided you with the basics most people list:  Family, health, job…I may have even included God at that time, but He probably would have been my last thought. (And only because I would have been pressured, as a Christian, to say so.) Since then, I met…

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