Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Always, In All Circumstances

Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances, for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. (1 Thessalonians 5.16-18)

Continuing a tradition begun last year, Straight-Friendly celebrates Thanksgiving in song—with an emphasis on giving thanks when we may not feel like it, when true gratitude may set us apart, and when the complexity of life frays our connection to thankfulness as an act of faith.

Rejoice always. Pray without ceasing. Give thanks in all circumstances. This is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.

“Take a Little Time,” Andraé Crouch

“Now Thank We All Our God,” Lincoln Minister School Chamber Choir

“Gratitude,” Nichole Nordeman

“In Everything (Give Him Thanks),” The Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir

“Jubilate Deo,” The University of Utah Singers

(Rather than translate “Jubilate Deo,” I’ll let these charming you fellows do it.)

“Thanksgiving Song,” Mary Chapin Carpenter

“For All You’ve Done,” Hillsong

“Simple Gifts,” Yo-Yo Ma and Alison Krauss

Prayer of Thanks, Rabbi Lazer Brody

“Be Grateful,” John Legend & Roots, featuring Jennifer Hudson

Always, and ever, I thank God for all of you!


Philomena Ewing said...

It's been a long time ( too long), since I commented so now seems a good time to say thank you Tim,for all you do here.

Have a great Thanksgiving day
Blessings to you and yours

Tim said...

Thank you, Phil! It's been a very busy year for me and I've not had much time for reading and commenting myself. But I am so grateful for the privilege of being counted among so many fine, passionate faith bloggers like you. When I swing by your place, I'm always challenged and inspired in refreshing ways that stick with me. So, I thank you--and thank God for you!

Many blessings to you and yours, also!

genevieve said...

Happy Thangsgiving, Tim.

Tim said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Gen! Many blessings through this holiday season.