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. . . much easier for me to write a song about it.

One of my favorite quotes about gratitude is from John F. Kennedy, “As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter the words but to live by them.” I’ve always believed gratitude played a huge part of my life. I sometimes can see all I have to give thanks for in my life but more than give thanks, I know that the time I am grateful each year, each day, each moment, is by the way I’m living gratitude. Gratitude has been said to have molded and shaped the entire Christian life not merely by emotions and thoughts, but by actions and deeds. Continue Reading

This submission is by Celia Whitler, Songwriter, author, singer and friend of FUMCR.


Gratitude for the HAPPY People!

I have been trying my best to keep up with the thank yous in our year of gratitude. It’s not only been a challenge to think of who to thank, but also a lot of fun. I find myself constantly on the lookout for who I can thank! Most of the time it comes easy because there are so many wonderful people out there~ just being themselves, but making our world a brighter place. Continue Reading

This submission is by Glenda Hanks, FUMCR Member.


We are Thankful for the Children...

Whitney Worzer contacted the staff at FUMCR last week to tell a story. During the Ash Wednesday Service at the church last week, her 4-year-old son, Andrew, wrote the following "thank you" note to God... Continue Reading

This submission is by Kevin Burns, FUMCR Staff.


The Risk of Gratitude


One of the first notes of gratitude I sent this year was to three women who are active with Kairos Prison Ministry. Two of the women are members of our church and the other one is a clergy sister in the North Texas Conference.

I had just received an email with the latest issue of FaithLink... Continue Reading

This submission is by Rev. April Johnson Bristow, Associate Pastor, Caring Ministries.