Thanksgiving in August



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Christmas in July has become fairly common. There’s even a 1940s movie by the title. And stores apply the concept to their marketing strategies. But who said they had a monopoly on something so catchy?

So today, at The Embattled Spirit, we tell Christmas to STEP ASIDE and…





“Elderly people who were happy with their lives lived up to 20-35 percent longer than their not-so-happy counterparts.” –Huffington Post


“Gratitude costs nothing, but the benefits are substantial.”

Dr. Cynthia Thaik , Cardiologist


(We don’t apply this healthy practice enough, so here are thoughts to get us started):

Thank you, God, that You are faithful when I am not.
Thank you that when I give up, You persist.
That when I feel smothered, You are my next breath.

Thank You that when I act unloveable, Your Love breaks through.
When I feel powerless, You can’t be dethroned.
When I’m blind, You still see.

Thank you, Gobasket of tulipsd, that even though I feel afraid, Your courage rages.
That You speak truth to heart-places where the world has lied to me.
That Your mercy reveals where I deceive myself.

Thank You, that when I feel hopeless, You are Hope.
That You mend what’s been broken.
That You restore all that been stolen.


When I shake, I’m thankful that You cannot be shaken.
Thank You that I am in You, and You are in me. John 15:4-8
Thank You … for teaching me thankfulness.

How many things will you thank God for today?
Share your sacrifice of thanksgiving in the comment section.

The Thankful Heart of an Embattled Spirit

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2 Responses to “Thanksgiving in August”

  1. Raechel says:

    Love this. God’s been reminding to be keep a thankful attitude even when it’s really hard. It really does make a difference. 🙂

  2. J.A. Marx says:

    Funny how the things that make the most difference are the things for which we often need constant reminders.
    Always good to see you at the Embattled Spirit, Raechel.

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