When Gratitude Is Hard

Gina Butz gratitude, trials 2 Comments

This is the month of the year when we are reminded to be thankful. Pinterest is cluttered with suggestions for ways to count our blessings. At work someone has a thankfulness tree, and a sign inviting others to write on a leaf and add to it. Among the turkey and pilgrim decorations are plates and napkins and signs bearing the word, “Thanks.” …

Christ Who Gives Me . . .

Gina Butz faith, trials 0 Comments

This morning I received an email from Ethan that said, “I can do all things through Christ who gives me.” I jokingly wrote back, “Gives me what? What is it Ethan? The suspense is killing me!” But I was encouraged. This is his budding faith in action, as he was gearing up for what we both knew was going to …