Giving Thanks December 7, 2016 – Tribute

 Corinthians 15:57 – But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

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Art by Julie Sheppard (Forever in His loving arms)

Romans 8:39 – Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

I thank God for His love overcomes the world and that no one can take His love from me. What can I say or give that could compare to the love He has given to each and every one of us? For God is love and He gives freely of Himself. I thank Him with my lips and submit to Him my life, for my life is nothing without Him.

Definition of tribute 

  • : something that you say, give, or do to show respect or affection for someone

  • : something that proves the good quality or effectiveness of something

  • : money or goods that a ruler or country gives to another ruler or country especially for protection

  1. 1a :  a payment by one ruler or nation to another in acknowledgment of submission or as the price of protection; also :  the tax levied for such a paymentb (1) :  an excessive tax, rental, or tariff imposed by a government, sovereign, lord, or landlord (2) :  an exorbitant charge levied by a person or group having the power of coercionc :  the liability to pay tribute

  2. 2a :  something given or contributed voluntarily as due or deserved; especially :  a gift or service showing respect, gratitude, or affection <a floral tribute>b :  something (as material evidence or a formal attestation) that indicates the worth, virtue, or effectiveness of the one in question <the design is a tribute to his ingenuity>

Synonym Discussion of tribute

encomium, eulogy, panegyric, tribute, citation mean a formal expression of praise. encomium implies enthusiasm and warmth in praising a person or a thing <received encomiums from literary critics>. eulogy applies to a prepared speech or writing extolling the virtues and services of a person <delivered the eulogy at the funeral service>. panegyric suggests an elaborate often poetic compliment <her lyrical memoir was a panegyric to her mentor>. tribute implies deeply felt praise conveyed either through words or through a significant act <the concert was a musical tribute to the early jazz masters>. citation applies to the formal praise of a person offered in a military dispatch or in awarding an honorary degree <earned a citation for bravery>.

Synonyms and Antonyms of tribute

  1. a formal expression of praise <tributes were received from all over the world at the opera singer’s farewell concert>Synonyms accolade, citation, commendation, dithyramb, eulogium, eulogy, homage, hymn,paean, panegyric, salutation, encomiumRelated Words award, decoration, dedication, honor, prize; acclaim, acclamation, laudation;applause, plaudit(s); bravo, hallelujah, kudo; approval, cachet, compliment, recommendationNear Antonyms censure, condemnation, denunciation, indictment, rebuke, reprimand,reproof; admonition, correction, harangue, lecture, sermon

https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tribute

What are you thankful for?

8 thoughts on “Giving Thanks December 7, 2016 – Tribute

  1. Thank you for the compliment on the painting. I find my best art comes from inspiration, when I don’t know what the picture will be until the last stroke. I am often asked what are you painting and my answer is I have no idea it is God using my hands and He is the true artist.

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