Posts with the category “thank-god-it-s-friday”

TGIF
by Tim Canosa on February 22nd, 2024
They forbid people to marry and order them to abstain from certain foods, which God created to be received with thanksgiving by those who believe and who know the truth. For everything God created is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with thanksgiving,1 Timothy 4:3-4I didn’t grow up saying ‘grace’ at the dinner table (my parents weren’t/aren’t Christians). I took for granted th...  Read More
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TGIF
by Tim Canosa on February 15th, 2024
Is not the cup of thanksgiving for which we give thanks a participation in the blood of Christ? And is not the bread that we break a participation in the body of Christ?1 Corinthians 10:16Last Sunday we took communion together. There are many aspects and angles to the drinking of the fruit of the vine and the eating of bread in memory of Christ. For instance, we look upward to God the Father, who ...  Read More
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TGIF
by Tim Canosa on February 8th, 2024
Who then is the one who condemns? No one. Christ Jesus who died—more than that, who was raised to life—is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us.Romans 8:34A memorable scene in Lord of the Rings is the throne room of King Theoden. His advisor, Grima Wormtongue, has poisoned the King’s view of outsiders. At every chance, Grima whispers in the King’s ear, speaking against, well, eve...  Read More
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TGIF
by Tim Canosa on February 1st, 2024
For you created my inmost being;you knit me together in my mother’s womb.I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;your works are wonderful,I know that full well.My frame was not hidden from youwhen I was made in the secret place,when I was woven together in the depths of the earth.Your eyes saw my unformed body;all the days ordained for me were written in your bookbefore one of the...  Read More
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TGIF
by Tim Canosa on January 25th, 2024
Answer me when I call to you, my righteous God.Give me relief from my distress; have mercy on me and hear my prayer.John 11:41I remember when the whole family got COVID. It was in the time when you had to stay at home until you tested negative. We were stuck in the house together with varying degrees of sickness for four days. Suffice to say there was some tension! It’s usually the complaining tha...  Read More
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TGIF
by Tim Canosa on January 18th, 2024
We always thank God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, when we pray for youColossians 1:3 I remember a time when my prayers consisted of the following:Lord - save me from this bad situation I’ve put myself inGod - please give me this thing I need (or more likely - want)God - please change this person because they aren’t doing what I wantLord - please make me feel happy instead of sadOne of the ...  Read More
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TGIF
by Tim Canosa on January 11th, 2024
Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts.Colossians 3:16Many of us love singing. Particularly at Christmas. There is something special about singing Christmas carols, songs that we only sing at a particular time of year but that we have always...  Read More
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TGIF
by Tim Canosa on November 23rd, 2023
“Worthy are you, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power, for you created all things, and by your will they existed and were created.”Revelation 4:11Like most of us, I am in awe of God’s creation. As I write this blog, I look out to the mountains and the sky, the sun is just rising. The birds provide the soundtrack backed up with the faint sound of waves crashing. No human technolog...  Read More
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TGIF
by Tim Canosa on November 16th, 2023
So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in him,  rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness.Colossians 2:6-7The house I grew up in had an enormous Lilli Pilli tree. Massive roots, so strong it’s branches wouldn’t move when we climbed it. Each year it would drop hundreds and thousands of little...  Read More
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TGIF
by Tim Canosa on November 9th, 2023
For although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened.Romans 1:21Ever done something for someone and received no thanks? What if that happened every time? You work hard to show kindness to someone, giving and sacrificing but receive nothing in the way of gratitude. How would you feel?This captur...  Read More
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