Today begins The Thanksgiving Challenge. I have received a few emails from people who are joining us as we develop this new spiritual discipline. I began last week and it is truly a discipline. I have actually set a tickler on my blackberry to remind me every hour. It is easier to develop new disciplines when you have an accountability partner.

At West Baltimore UMC I began a preaching series on Worship. The central text was Psalm 100

1 Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth. 2 Worship the Lord with gladness; come into his presence with singing. 3 Know that the Lord is God. It is he that made us, and we are his; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture. 4 Enter his gates with thanksgiving, and his courts with praise. Give thanks to him, bless his name. 5 For the Lord is good; his steadfast love endures forever, and his faithfulness to all generations.

Driving paraphrased Quote for the week – You can not properly worship God without totally giving God thanks for everything in your life. Rabbi Stall

Drop me an email and let me know how you engage The Thanksgiving Challenge. Have a blessed week!