Made Whole Through Thanksgiving – Terry Ellis

Thanksgiving makes you whole by helping you notice things that you overlooked before. You will see evidences of God’s blessing and love that were always present, but somehow you just rushed by them. You will begin to see your family in a different light, not in terms of the trouble they cause you, but in terms of the joy they bring you. Nature becomes a resplendent and enduring testimony to God’s beauty and intricacy. You become “aware,” in the deepest spiritual meaning of the word.

From: Terry Ellis, “Made Whole Through Thanksgiving,”

“Was no one found to return and give praise to God except this foreigner?” And He said to him, “Rise and go your way. Your faith has made you whole.” Luke 17:18-19




Forever Thankful – Terry Ellis

I believe that gratitude is a spiritual discipline on the order of prayer, study, service, etc. God wants us to be thankful, not for His benefit, but for ours! The more grateful we are the closer we draw to God who is the source of all blessings. Our annual celebration of Thanksgiving should be a time when we strengthen the bond between what we are, or what we have, and God’s blessing in our lives. We should become more deeply aware of how greatly God has blessed us.

From: Terry Ellis, “Forever Thankful,”

“O give thanks to the Lord for He is good; His steadfast love endures forever.” Psalm 118:1