Psalms

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The Whole Heart

I give you thanks, O Lord, with my whole heart... Psalm 138:1 (ESV) Thursday is Thanksgiving Day, and this year the usual traditions that my family observes are being slightly interrupted due to one reason or another. This interruption gave me just enough space to begin thinking about Thanksgiving in general. It's called "Thanksgiving," but I can't really name one significant way in which I actually "give thanks." What does it even mean to give thanks? Albert Einstein is often credited with saying some version of the quote that "if you can't explain [something] simply, you don't understand it well enough." This quote hit home today as I tried to teach my daughters how to be thankful. They were...