“Gratitude can transform common days into Thanksgivings” – William Arthur Ward

I am busy preparing my home for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday. If you are in need of inspiration and a few tips to help eliminate stress this holiday season, then I hope you have taken time to subscribe to the blog and get your free copy of my first e-book, Enjoy the Holiday of Your Dreams.


The holidays can either be a time of great joy or tremendous stress. Sometimes life is challenging, and often times things don’t go the way we plan that they will go. When we find ourselves in the midst of difficult, even painful circumstances, sometimes it seems impossible to find our way through the muck and mire of devastation.

When life throws us a curve ball, how can we be thankful?


We have a choice. Having a heart of gratitude in a tough time is a choice.

Every day we make choices, and those choices affect how we live our lives. We can choose to be….







or not.

The Holy Scriptures tell us that we should not deceive ourselves, we reap what we sow.

Do not be deceived: God is not mocked, for whatever one sows, that will he also reap. – Galatians 6:7

If we reap what we sow, then I want to sow good seeds! And that is exactly what this devotional book, A Pocketful of Seeds inspires us to do. Sow good seeds because when we sow, life happens.


When I picked up Debbie Johnson’s devotional book A Pocketful of Seeds, I was delightfully surprised. This is not your average devotional book, each one of the 365 daily devotions is an opportunity for you to sow seeds and spread love and kindness. Each short inspirational devotion is followed by a daily seed which is an inspiring quote or a scripture to spur you on to make the world a better place because every day we have a choice to make.


Every day you are given an action item, “a seed” to plant or sow. From Fairtrade coffee to immunizations, and foster care or adoption to forming a new habit or mentoring a teen. A Pocketful of Seeds is filled with wisdom and inspiration and this book has something for everyone!

As Christians, we are image bearers of Christ, and by sowing seeds in love, we can change the world one seed at a time!


Thanks to the Blog About Network I have one copy of A Pocketful of Seeds by Debbie Johnson to give away to my blog readers. Now through the end of November 2017 please comment and share this post with your friends to be eligible to win a copy.  The winner will be announced on December 1, 2017.



Posted by Misty Phillip

By His Grace: Seek Jesus, Study the Word, Grow in Grace Bible Study Author, Christian Lifestyle Blogger, & Speaker www.MistyPhillip.com


  1. Loved this! Sounds like a great devotional! I will have to check it out.


    1. Misty Phillip 11/22/2017 at 11:44 am

      Thank you 😊


  2. ewebster20142017 11/21/2017 at 8:30 am

    I love how you said we choose to be (fill in Godly adjective) or not. There’s no half-in half-out attitude. What a convicting reminder!


    1. Misty Phillip 11/22/2017 at 11:42 am

      Thanks so much!! Our heart attitude truly matters. That is why the Bible tells us to Hurd it with all diligence! Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!


  3. helloleahgrey 11/21/2017 at 1:19 pm

    This looks like a great devotional! This year for me has been all about the seeds. That theme keeps coming up! I read an excellent book called, “Rooted” that was about God developing us in the dark places of our lives- could totally relate. Would love to win the devo 🙂


    1. Misty Phillip 12/01/2017 at 7:52 pm

      Congratulations!! Hello Leah Grey, you are the lucky winner of the Pocketful of Seeds devotional. Email your address to to misty@mistyphillip.com and I will send yourbook to you! Blessings, Misty


  4. […] As believers, we have all been entrusted with the gospel. Are we going to keep it for ourselves or will we give it away? Our world is in need of hope. My challenge to you this year is to shine your light brighter in 2018 then you did in 2017. Seek the presence of God while he may be found. Plant lots of seeds and watch the LORD bring the harvest. I am praying for a bountiful harvest for you in 2018 and look forward to what the Lord has planned for us this year. If you need some inspiration, check this post on Choosing to be Thankful & Sowing A Pocketful of Seeds. […]


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