Open your newsfeed or newspaper or turn on your news channel and it’s nearly all bad. Like genuinely bad, too. Not just the typical fearmongering and clickbait used to push advertisements. As we approach Thanksgiving and come into Gratitude Sunday the practice of gratitude takes real effort. Gratitude, in our Christian context, goes beyond a mere expression of thanks; we work to make a profound acknowledgment of God’s grace, a recognition of blessings received, and use it as a transformative force that shapes how we see and then interact with the world. If we can find God’s grace amid the bad news, then we canRead More →