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Monday, October 28, 2013

Eucharisteo–Give Thanks

084 above our window is a reminder…

a reminder to give thanks…   a reminder to live a life of thanks… 

the word Eucharisteo. 

I first heard of this word while growing up in church.  We would talk about the Eucharist.  I did not fully understand the meaning then.  Not until I read Ann Voskamp’s blog and book “One Thousand Gifts” 

                a life changing book…  a life changing habit… to give thanks – daily

I love word studies – the power that comes from a word when you fully understand it…


The NAS New Testament Greek Lexicon - Strong's Number:   2168
yoo-khar-is-teh'-o  - Verb


  1. to be grateful, feel thankful
  2. give thanks

Eucharisteo is a verb, an action word.

It takes action to give thanks…

                          it is not just a feeling, because simple put… some days you just do not feel like giving thanks… 

and some days it is plain hard to find the thanks in the day…  

                             some days it takes strength and courage to be grateful…  

                                                  but the blessing of this habit is powerful… 

                                                                         because the words bring power…

giving thanks puts the focus on the “living word”                    

            the one whose name is The Word…   In is name is power. 

                      in everything give thanks ; for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus.    -Thessalonians 5:18

                                  always giving thanks for all things in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ   - Ephesians 5:20


With Thanksgiving around the corner, we will be using our “Devotion Tree” – our tree of life…

            we will be using this tree to reflect on Eucharisteo.

                            –we will choose gratefulness…  listing them each day – one by one.

                                              we will give thanks  until it becomes a way of life… a feeling of  fullness of life…

      we will choice  to live thankful full lives…       as we place our focus on the one who lived life to the fullest.  

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We are using Ann Voskamps

   “Thanksgiving Tree” ornaments…

             check them out here:  

                          The Thanks Giving Tree {Free Printable} 

I made a new devotional to go with these for our morning devotion time together.

We will be using this for the week before Thanksgiving.  Each of the 3 silly sisters and I will pick our own scripture leaf to reflect on and share what God is saying to us.  I have included enough sheets for the whole month in case we decide in a future year to use these for the whole  month.

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The Thanks Giving Tree: Giving Thanks to Thanks Living – a Thanksgiving Devotional

Won’t you join us in Living a life of devotion~ The Eucharisteo Life~


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