Gratitude: The antidote for lust

With Thanksgiving around the corner I wanted to share this post about gratitude from last year. The truths found here still resonate with me today, and for that I’m thankful. God is good, and worthy of our praise and thanks!

Desire Mercy

I’ve had a few management interviews at Amazon where I work.  One of the standard questions asked in the process goes something like this:

How do you handle stress in your life or keep from being negative?

I use this occasion to tell them about my faith in God and how an attitude of thanksgiving is something our household strives to uphold daily.  I tell them about the “Thanksgiving Tree” we made which hangs on our wall, comprised of cut-out hands of each family member where the fingers (which look like a turkey) are filled in with things for which we are each thankful.    I tell them how each night before bed we go around the family and share a praise – something to give God thanks over – before we pray.

Thankfully, thanksgiving and praise has become a cornerstone of our home.

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And it’s a good thing, too.   Paul…

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