Devotional: Future Gratitude

Let’s say your name is Isaiah (apologies if you’re female).  Let’s say the world as you know it is crashing down around you—your homeland in ashes, your friends and family either dead or captives in a foreign land.  You look around and see the few who remain—starving, in rags, living in terror and tears.  Let’s…

Devotional: Gratitude

Sometimes during the holidays, especially if you’re serving far away from home and all its traditions, it’s easy to count your annoyances a lot more often than your blessings.  But there is truly no weapon more powerful to fight discouragement and frustration than intentional thankfulness. A little over a year ago, on my tropical island…