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A guest post by Linda Shenton Matchett – Gratitude During Trying Times

Please welcome Linda Shenton Matchett to Faith in Writing. She has written a guest post for the Gratitude Fridays Feature. Wherein ye greatly rejoice, though now for a season, if need be, ye are in heaviness through manifold temptations. I Peter 1:6 It’s easy to be grateful when life is good, isn’t it? We have a great job, we’re healthy, and our family life is percolating merrily along. We pay our bills, take a vacation now and again, and maybe even save a little money. We smile and say “praise the Lord.” Then we hit a pothole, a giant chasm that we disappear into, wondering if things will ever be right again. Perhaps we lose […]

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A GUEST POST BY Katie Cruice Smith: Thankful for the Manna

Please welcome Katie Cruice Smith to Faith in Writing. She has written a guest post for the Gratitude Fridays Feature. Thankful for the Manna Two weeks after we arrived home with our newborn, newly-adopted daughter, my husband was asked to have a meeting with the district manager of the large retail company he worked for as a store manager. With no notice and for a very small infraction, my husband was terminated from the company that had controlled our lives for five years. Suddenly, we found the joy of being new parents tempered by a long summer of unemployment. I had already quit my job to be a stay-at-home mom because we had planned to […]

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A guest post by Tina Pinson: Thanks… I guess

Please welcome Tina Pinson to Faith in Writing. She has written a guest post for the Gratitude Fridays Feature. Tina will be doing a giveaway of her ebook “Christmas in Shades of Gray.” Leave a comment for a chance to win. Thanks… I guess. By Tina Pinson In everything give ye thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you. – I Thessalonians 5:18 (KJV) God, how could you take my mother? My friends? God, I don’t understand, why did you let them die? I prayed hard and they died. Don’t you hear me? Am I invisible? God, you’ve healed other people why not them? These are questions I’ve asked in […]

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Little Things

Welcome to the first installment of Gratitude Fridays. We’ll will have guest authors posting on most Fridays, but I thought I would start things off myself. About five years ago some of the ladies at our church put on a ladies tea. They had each of us bring a tiny item of great meaning with us. We each shared our items and told what they meant to us. My item was a little stone in the shape of a heart. My son had found it and brought it home to me when he was young. I treasure that little piece of rock. None of us had difficulty finding something small and meaningful. The purpose of […]

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