“To be grateful is to recognize the love of God in everything.” – Thomas Merton


Listen to my song “Give Praise and Thanks” on YouTube by clicking HERE.


Psalm 138:1

I thank you, Lord, with all my heart; in the presence of the angels to you I sing.


There is much to be thankful for, even amidst all that seems wrong.

We have been granted life on this earthly plain.

We also believe that this physical life will not be the end but will lead us into a transformed life in a higher realm, heaven in religious lingo.

Each breath is another gift as we breathe in and out the goodness of God.

Mindfully take in a deep breath…then slowly release it.

Do this again and again and again.

It is all Grace!

Life on this planet is so precious and yet seemingly so precarious.

In our human existence, we are responsible for caring for all that lives here.

May we awaken to the blessings we are surrounded by and to our responsibility as stewards of what we have received.


Listen to the song of the day “Give Praise and Thanks” on the Give Praise and Thanks album by clicking HERE.

Stream and/or purchase my songs on Amazon Music by clicking HERE.

Purchase my new book “Listen to Your Heart: A Daily Devotional of Calling, Purpose and New Life” on Amazon by clicking HERE.

Purchase my book “Mercy Reigns: A Daily Devotional of Compassion, Comfort and Healing” on Amazon by clicking HERE.

Remember: God loves you!

About billtonnis

Child of God, Pastoral Minister, Chaplain, Music Minister, Jail Minister, singer-songwriter, author, activist, former radio news anchor, imperfect follower of Jesus inspired by God's unconditional love, proud uncle... what else is there?
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