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Ruth Boven

Ruth Boven serves as minister of congregational life at LaGrave Ave. CRC in Grand Rapids, Michigan. She and her husband, Greg, have two adult children. They find rich purpose in urban ministry and delight in enjoying the wonders of God's good creation.

September 30, 2017

Eternal Gratitude

Revelation 21:1-5
I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Look! God’s dwelling place is now among the people, and he will dwell with them.”

September 29, 2017

The Lamb on the Throne

Revelation 4:9-11; 5:13-14
To him who sits on the throne and to the Lamb be praise and honor and glory and power, for ever and ever!

September 28, 2017

Mindful Gratitude

1 Corinthians 10:27-33
Whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.

September 27, 2017

Thanks for Grace

Romans 14:1-8
Whoever eats meat does so to the Lord, for they give thanks to God; and whoever abstains does so to the Lord and gives thanks to God.

September 26, 2017

Overflowing Thanksgiving

2 Corinthians 4:1-15
All this is for your benefit, so that the grace that is reaching more and more people may cause thanksgiving to overflow to the glory of God.

September 25, 2017

Prayerful Thanks

Philippians 4:4-7
Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.

September 24, 2017

Joyful Inheritance

Colossians 1:9-14
[Give] joyful thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of his holy people in the kingdom of light.

September 23, 2017

Gratitude’s Song

Colossians 3:15-17
Teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts.

September 22, 2017

Sacrificial Thanks

Romans 12:1-3
I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship.

September 21, 2017

Hopeful Thanks

Romans 5:1-6
You see, at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly.

September 20, 2017

Gratitude in Community

1 Thessalonians 5:12-18
Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.

September 19, 2017

Grateful Shining

Ephesians 5:8-20
Always [give] thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.

September 18, 2017

Thanks for Others on the Journey

1 Corinthians 1:1-9
I always thank my God for you because of his grace given you in Christ Jesus.

September 17, 2017

Thanks for God’s Work

Romans 1:1-8
I thank my God through Jesus Christ for all of you, because your faith is being reported all over the world.

September 16, 2017

Gratitude at the Graveside

John 11:38-44
Jesus looked up and said, “Father, I thank you that you have heard me.”

September 15, 2017

Reason for Kingdom Joy

Luke 10:1-11, 17-21
Jesus, full of joy through the Holy Spirit, said, “I praise you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from the wise and learned and revealed them to little children.”

September 14, 2017

When He Had Given Thanks

Matthew 26:26-28
While they were eating, Jesus took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and gave it to his disciples, saying, “Take and eat; this is my body.”

September 13, 2017

Flexing Your Gratitude Muscles

Luke 17:11-19
He threw himself at Jesus’ feet and thanked him—and he was a Samaritan.

September 12, 2017

What’s Under Your Rug?

Luke 7:36-47
I tell you, her many sins have been forgiven—as her great love has shown. But whoever has been forgiven little loves little.

September 11, 2017

Available Resources

John 6:1-13
Jesus then took the loaves, gave thanks, and distributed to those who were seated as much as they wanted. He did the same with the fish.

September 10, 2017

Good News

Psalm 150
Let everything that has breath praise the Lord. Praise the Lord.

September 9, 2017

Thanks for Small Things

Psalm 147:1-11
He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds. . . . Sing to the Lord with grateful praise. . . .

September 8, 2017

Real Thanks

Psalm 107:1-31
Let them sacrifice thank offerings and tell of his works with songs of joy.

September 7, 2017

Thanks in Times of Trouble

Psalm 9
The Lord is a refuge for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble.

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