Why Is There No Thanksgiving Music?

Why Is There No Thanksgiving Music?

Today I went into a retail store and was immediately accosted with secular Christmas music. Now I don’t have anything against Christmas—or Christmas music for that matter. In fact, for the majority of the known world Christmas represents the birthday of the most important person I know and love: Jesus! (even if they don’t actually believe in, know,

5 Attitudes We Need in Our Prayers

5 Attitudes We Need in Our Prayers

This week I found myself in need of revisiting the basics of praying. My prayers had become “vain repetitions,” because I wasn’t really trying to have a relationship with God nor was I trying to make a difference with my prayers. They seemed like time fillers, not the type of prayers that can move mountains or change a life. I went back over what G

3 Reasons I Choose to Be Thankful

3 Reasons I Choose to Be Thankful

Sometimes we forget to be thankful for the everyday things. For instance, I never thought to be grateful for sunshine, let alone to be thankful that I wasn’t allergic to those amazing sunrays. You didn’t know it was possible to allergic to the sun? Neither did I—until this year. Where I live (Phoenix, Arizona), the climate is hot and sunny about 36

Offer Unto God Thanksgiving

Offer Unto God Thanksgiving

We're celebrating our first Thanksgiving at The Compass Magazine! In honor of the holiday, we present this Thanksgiving message from Ellen G. White. It's an excerpt from an article published in the Review and Herald, Nov. 20, 1900.   “I will praise thee, O Lord, with my whole heart; I will show forth all thy marvelous works. I will be glad and rejo