Christian Short Stories

Thanksgiving Day Isn’t the Only Time to Express Thanks
By Greg Miller

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Daphne was a committed Christian and an ardent believer in the Lord Jesus Christ.

Daphne was determined to grow as close to the Lord as she could, and she wanted others to also know about how they could come to know the Savior, too.

A believer in Christ for many years, Daphne wrote a daily blog called Daphne’s Doings. “It’s not enough to read God’s Word and hide it away in your heart,” Daphne thought to herself. “I must also be active in sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ with those I know and with those with whom I come in contact. And, most importantly, I must make sure I actively live out the principles Jesus lived and taught during His earthly ministry.”

Daphne’s husband, Darrell, was an avid fan of his wife’s blog, and he assisted her with its production. Daphne was appreciative of Darrell’s efforts and support. “Thanks, sweetheart for reading my blog before I put it out over the Internet,” she said with an ear-to-ear grin.

Just as Darrell supported Daphne’s online ministry efforts, she stood by him as he created a website for and published his own sermons. Each week, Darrell wrote a Bible-based sermon which glorified the Lord Jesus Christ, encouraged Christians to live passionate lives for God and ask non-Christians to give their hearts to the Lord. Daphne proof-read the sermons and submitted them to e-zines, magazines, newspapers, etc.

David, the 16-year-old son of Darrell and Daphne, also had a budding online ministry. He had started and was running an Internet prayer group for his friends at church. He, too, published a blog of short devotionals geared to his teenage friends both at church and school.

Occasionally, David invited one of his Christian friends to write guest posts on his blog. “All of you who have accepted Jesus into your hearts are welcome to post about your relationship with the Lord,” he wrote.

One day, David realized it was only a few short weeks until Thanksgiving Day. He asked a few of his friends to write short posts about Thanksgiving, and he shared one of the posts every day.

Dorcas wrote, “I am thankful for my family, especially my mom and dad, who sacrifice everything for me.”

Dominic was grateful for “living an abundant life in the United States of America.”

Dale wrote, “I praise God for having a ton of amazing friends.”

“I am very thankful for having such a wonderful Christian school to attend,” Donna wrote.

With a smile on her face, Darlene wrote, “I am just very thankful that God gave me enough sense to be thankful!”

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