This ninety-two-page gift book is a compilation of devotions, poems, prayers, and lists of things to be grateful for. The difference between having what you want and having what you need is a principle some people never grasp. In the reading of this book, you may realize you have much more to be grateful for than you were aware of. Use this little book as a daily devotional or pick it up at random times to remind yourself that you are a blessed individual.
PRAISE FOR GRATITUDE: THE ART OF BEING THANKFUL:
“This little gem of a book arrived before we left on vacation, so I took it along. It became our shared devotional and ‘thought for the day’ outlook…and colored our time away with gratitude.This unique discovery is one to treasure.” – 5 Star Review, Amazon verified purchase
Gratitude – The Art of Being Thankful – My Book Review
“We can change the significance of our words by the way they sound, by the way we use them.”
Books that can make tears escape the corners of your eyes rank high among my favorite and most memorable reads. Vickie Phelps little powerhouse of a book on Gratitude – The Art of Being Thankful did just that – made a few tears escape down my cheeks. As I was reading Vickie’s words I realized I had a lot to be extremely grateful for from
You can tell that Vickie, herself, has a lot to be thankful for in life and that showing gratitude and being grateful is the process that you learn with nearly every breath of life.
Weaving and relating some great enlightening quotes from authors like Marcel Proust, to Charles Dickens, to Albert Schweitzer, to Bible scriptures, the idea of gratitude shows readers that being grateful is a way of life you chose – not one of constant complaining, being down on yourself, and not taking any small things for granted. Vickie leads readers to understand that everything we take for granted we should be grateful for.
Thank you, Vickie, for reminding me that I indeed still have a lot to be grateful for.
“Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has plenty; not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.” – Charles Dickens
Vickie Phelps writes to encourage, inspire, and influence. She has published 200 articles, devotionals, and essays in more than fifty magazines and contributed to several anthologies. Vickie is the author of the novels, Postmark From the Past, Moved, Left No Address, Waiting for Joy, and a devotional book, Psalms for the Common Man. Vickie is co-author with Jo Huddleston of the gift book, Simply Christmas, and Writing 101: A Handbook of Tips & Encouragement for Writers.
When Connie Knight applies for a job at McKinney’s Fine Cars in her hometown of Redwood, Texas, she has no idea what she’s getting into. Buford McKinney is a mean, evil bully who thinks women are the ground God made for men to walk on. The only reason she stays at McKinney’s is the fear of being without a paycheck and ending up homeless. And then there’s Rick McKinney, Buford’s son. In spite of his daddy’s contempt for Connie, Rick is attracted to her and Connie to him. But will their feelings for each other be enough to keep Connie safe? Just how far will Buford go to get rid of her?
“Great book, read it through in one sitting since I couldn’t put it down. Very real, strong characters, and satisfying ending. An easy book to recommend.” – Terry Burns, author of The Badge and the Bible series and The Sheriff.
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VOLUME ONE IN THE REDWOOD SERIES: Postmark from the Past
In November 1989, Emily Patterson is enjoying a quiet life in West Texas. She lives in the same house she grew up in, has a great job, and good friends. But emptiness nips at her heart. Then a red envelope appears in her mailbox. It’s a letter from Mark who declares his love for her, and promises to come to her if he makes it home alive. But who is Mark? She flips the envelope over, but there is no return address and it is postmarked 1968. Over the next few days more letters mysteriously appear in her mailbox and odd things start happening. Is someone playing a cruel joke? Her friends say it is the season for miracles. As Emily seeks to solve the mystery, can she risk her heart to find a miracle in the Postmark from the Past?
Vickie Phelps writes to encourage, inspire, and influence. She has published 200 articles, devotionals, and essays in more than fifty magazines and contributed to several anthologies. Vickie is the author of the novels, Postmark From the Past,Moved, Left No Address, Waiting for Joy, and a devotional book, Psalms for the Common Man. Vickie is coauthor with Jo Huddleston of the gift book, Simply Christmas, and Writing 101: A Handbook of Tips & Encouragement for Writers.