Thankful 2Day Gallery of Past Words

Daily Encouragements

February 14, 2018

February 14, 2018

Fruitful Wednesday, Thank you, God, for trusting me to lavish people with your love of compassion.  I am completely blessed by your compassion you give me each day and I selflessly stand as a tree of love to everyone I meet today.

February 16, 2018

February 16, 2018

Thankful Friday! What an honor it has been to share thankful2day words of encouragement to all of you this past year. I have enjoyed this journey and it is so hard to end this chapter with you all. I hope this past year each word has captured your heart to live a...

February 15, 2018

February 15, 2018

Fruitful Thursday, Have you ever been around people when things do not turn out the way they planned they become unglued and they lose their focus?  I have experienced being that person before and I allowed anxiety and frustration to rule my atmosphere. One day I...

February 13, 2018

February 13, 2018

Fruitful Tuesday, Father, I thank you today for placing me as a healing tree of Goodness in the center of my family, job, and community.

February 12, 2018

February 12, 2018

Fruitful Monday, How was your fruitful weekend?  Were others blessed by your tree of healing this week?  I'm thankful we have the opportunity to develop His likeness each day. We all have encountered disagreements from time to time and perhaps if we had a “do over”...

February 8, 2018

February 8, 2018

Fruitful  Thursday. I am thankful today for the fruit of faithfulness.  I have faith in not yet seen purposes God has for me and others.  Faithfulness keeps me from giving up on myself and others.

February 7, 2018

February 7, 2018

Fruitful Wednesday, I didn’t really understand how longsuffering could be connected with the fruit of the spirit.  Why would God want us to pull fruit from someone who was suffering I thought until my mom was diagnosed with cancer. When she found out she had cancer...

February 6, 2018

February 6, 2018

Fruitful Tuesday, Father, you are kind to your children at all times.  I have been planted by you with kindness.   I am a healing tree at home, work, my neighborhood, and community.  I pray that people will experience a healing of kindness from me as I re-present you...

February 5, 2018

February 5, 2018

Fruitful Monday, Did you know that being a new creation in Christ Jesus you are a tree of life that bears fruits daily for healing the nations? Journey with me as we inspect our healing fruits of the spirit; love, joy, peace, patient, kind, goodness, faithful,...

Daily Encouraging Word

Daily Encouraging Word

Hello Thankful2day Family! What a powerful week we have had to reset our focus on things above.  God knew you would be here in 2018 and he is confident that if you abide in Him and He abides in you, you can transform lives in your sphere of influence. I would like to...

February 1, 2018

February 1, 2018

Thankful Thursday, You are in God’s plans.  It's time to start dreaming and planning.  Seek His wisdom and he will direct your path and prosper you.

Teachings

Step into the Darkness

Step into the Darkness

Good vs. Evil, light vs. darkness, angel vs. devil.  The contrast is always being thrown before us.  We now have more superhero movies and TV shows in a year than one could possibly imagine is possible.  Everyone recognizes there is a battle between light and...

Failure and Love

Failure and Love

This week, I’m continuing my series on overcoming fear for the new year.  Fear will often appear to be bold, maybe even brash or pushy.  But, the underlying motivation can be fear.  One of the biggest fears I had to overcome in my life was my fear of failing because...

Connecting Fear to Love

Connecting Fear to Love

I have had to overcome a lot of fear in my life more than I can possibly discuss in this short blog.  I remember when I was eleven, I was afraid of scary rides that went upside down.  You know like roller coasters and stuff.  My best friends were twins and we went to...

Bringing in the New

Bringing in the New

Each new year brings the excitement of new things hoped for and the remembrance of things not yet accomplished.  I have great expectations, but I know as I come to the end of each year I recognize that I didn’t complete them all.  Sometimes it has nothing to do with...

What Does He See

What Does He See

As we celebrate Christmas, I’m sure it comes as no surprise to any of you to state a few well-known facts.  First, Jesus was not born in December.  Christmas which really is short for Christ Mass was started by the Catholic church when they were trying to find a way...

Good is God

Good is God

Today I want to talk about something that is so common to us that we don’t realize how uniquely special it is.  Hopefully it will bring perspective during the Christmas season and will aid you as you share your faith with those who may not believe and especially those...

I Bring You Mega Joy!

I Bring You Mega Joy!

“Do not be afraid, for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy which will be to all people.” Luke 2:10 “Glory to God in the highest, And on earth peace, goodwill toward men!” Luke 2:14 As we celebrate the Christmas season we should also celebrate the spirit in...

Your Best Days Defined

Your Best Days Defined

“The Lord lives!  Blessed be my Rock!  Let the God of my salvation be exalted.  It is God who avenges me, And subdues the peoples under me; He delivers me from my enemies.  You also lift me up above those who rise against me; You have delivered me from the violent...

Getting Exactly What We Need

Getting Exactly What We Need

“I thank my God always concerning you for the grace of God which was given you by Christ Jesus, that you were enriched in everything by Him in all utterance and all knowledge” I Cor. 1:5a You Have Everything You Need to Succeed Thankfulness comes in recognizing all...

Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving!

“Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, And into His courts with praise.  Be thankful to Him, and bless His name.” Ps. 100:4 Invitations Provide Opportunity Once while in Kenya I was invited to speak to a group of pastors.  This was a particularly busy trip for I was...

Thankfulness as A Weapon

Thankfulness as A Weapon

“…and the joy of the people of Jerusalem could be heard far away.” Neh. 12:40b As the foundations were laid and the walls built in Jerusalem the people gave thanks.  Those that lived through the exile wept, and the others that saw this new day sang joyously as this...

I Will Not Be Quiet

I Will Not Be Quiet

The next couple of months I am going to dedicate this post to teachings on thanksgiving.  As you know one year ago the Lord spoke to my wife and challenged her to live every day with a thankful heart.  He had also spoken to me directly about a season of thanksgiving...

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