Whyte House Family Spoken Nonfiction Books #18: “Money Under the Car Seat” (Part 18)

Welcome to the Whyte House Family Spoken Nonfiction Books podcast: Holiday Edition episode #18. Today we are reading the book “Money Under the Car Seat & Other Things to Thank God For” by Daniel Whyte III.


81. “Gratitude is one of those things that cannot be bought. It must be born with men, or else all the obligations in the world will not create it.” —Lord Halifax

82. “Gratitude is a fruit of great cultivation; you do not find it among gross people.” —Samuel Johnson

83. “Justice is often pale and melancholy; but Gratitude her daughter, is constantly in the flow of spirits and the bloom of loveliness.” —W. S. Landor

84. “While never willing to bow to a tyrant, our forefathers were always willing to get to their knees before God. When catastrophe threatened they turned to God for deliverance. When the harvest was bountiful, the first thought was Thanksgiving to God. Prayer is today as powerful a force today in our nation as it has ever been. We as a nation should never forget this source of strength. And while recognizing the freedom to choose a Godly path is the essence of liberty, as a nation we cannot but hope that more of our citizens would, through prayer, come into a closer relationship with their Maker.” —President Ronald W. Reagan, National Day of Prayer Proclamation

85. “Thank you God for angels on the nose, the tail and the wings.” —Joyce Meyer

86. “Thanksgiving, after all, is a word of action.” —W.J. Cameron

87. “The spirit of Thanksgiving rests in our recognizing the blessings in our lives, and as we all take stock, I hope you will join me in expressing sincerest thanks to our soldiers serving in harm’s way in Iraq, Afghanistan, and around the world. May God bless you on this day of thanks, and may God protect our troops.” —Senator Joe Biden

88. “The gratitude of most men is nothing but a secret hope of receiving greater favors.” —La Rochefoucauld

89. “Gratitude is the memory of the heart.” —Jean Baptiste Massieu
90. “If we pause to think, we’ll have cause to thank.” —Selected

91. “I want to be the most thankful man on the face of the earth.” —Ben Furrow

92. “Gratitude is a nice touch of beauty added last of all to the countenance, giving as classic beauty, an angelic loveliness, to the character.” —Theodore Parker

93. “If you do anything well, gratitude is lighter than a feather; if you give offense in anything, people’s wrath is as heavy as lead.” —Plautus

94. “Evermore thanks, the exchequer of the poor.” —Shakespeare
95. “God be thanked for that good and unspeakable gift. The gift unspeakable: His life, His love, His very self, in Christ Jesus.” —Maltbie D. Babcock

96. “We give thanks for unknown blessings already on the way.” —Ritual Chant

97. “Swift gratitude is sweetest; if it delays, all gratitude is empty and unworthy of the name.” —Anonymous

98. “They say late thanks are ever best.” —Francis Bacon 99. “What soon grows old? Gratitude.” —Aristotle

100. “When you are a thankful person it releases joy.” —Joyce Meyer

101. “Some people always sigh in thanking God.” —Samuel Johnson

102. “I am glad that he thanks God for anything.” —E. B. Browning
103. “The Pilgrims made seven times more graves than huts. No Americans have been more impoverished than these who, never the less, set aside a day of thanksgiving.” —H. U. Westermayer

104. “Thanksgiving is a duty before it’s a feeling.” —Selected

105. “Thanks begins with the thankful. It is not dependent upon anyone else. Speak it. Give it. Live it.” —William O. Vickery

106. “Accept my thoughts for thanks; I have no words.” —Hannah Moore

107. “Though my mouth be dumb, my heart shall thank you.” —Nicholas Rowe

108. “Such thanks as fits a king’s remembrance.” —Shakespeare
109. “I am thankful for our democracy, liberty, and prosperity, and that so many Americans have dedicated their lives to improving our country and our world.” —Congressman Alcee L. Hastings

110. “Praise the bridge that carried you over.” —George Colman the Younger

111. “A thankful heart enjoys blessings twice—when they’re received, and when they’re remembered.” —Selected

112. “Ingratitude is always a form of weakness. I have never known a man of real ability to be ungrateful.” —Goethe

113. “A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue, but the parent of all other values.” —Cicero

114. “All our discontents spring from the want of thankfulness for what we have.” —Daniel Defoe

115. “It is easy to be thankful when we remember just how totally dependent upon God we are.” —Main St. Monitor

116. “Your dedication and tireless work with the hostage thing, with Central America, gave me cause for great pride in you, and thanks. Now go get some turkey.” —Vice President George H. W. Bush in a written expression of gratitude to Oliver North, about Thanksgiving 1985. Read by North during his interview with Ted Koppel on “NightLine.”

117. “I imagine that it saddens the heart of God when we murmur and complain, instead of being thankful after He’s been so good to us.” —Joyce Meyer

118. “Gratitude shouldn’t be an occasional incident but a continuous attitude.” —Selected

119. “If you can’t be thankful for what you receive, be thankful for what you escape.” —Selected

120. “When the song is over, the mikes turned off, the lights dimmed, all the glitter and glamour shed, and I am left alone with my own thoughts, free to contemplate the paths that led me to where I am today, I pause to give thanks.” —CeCe Winans


Thank you for joining us for this episode of Whyte House Family stories. You may purchase a copy of this novel and any other Christian fiction books read on this podcast from Amazon.com.

Now, dear listener, please know that God—the divine Author of all things—wants to write a great story with your life as well. But first you must give Him the pen by trusting Him with the life He gave you and surrendering your heart to Jesus Christ as Savior. Here is how:

1. Accept the fact that you are a sinner, and that you have broken God’s law. The Bible says in Ecclesiastes 7:20: “For there is not a just man upon earth that doeth good, and sinneth not.” Romans 3:23 reads: “For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God.”

2. Accept the fact that there is a penalty for sin. The Bible states in Romans 6:23: “For the wages of sin is death…”

3. Accept the fact that you are on the road to hell. Jesus Christ said in Matthew 10:28: “And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.” The Bible says in Revelation 21:8: “But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.”

4. Accept the fact that you cannot do anything to save yourself! The Bible states in Ephesians 2: 8, 9: “For by grace are ye saved through faith: and that not of yourselves: it is a gift of God. Not of works, lest any man should boast.”

5. Accept the fact that God loves you more than you love yourself, and that He wants to save you from hell. Jesus Christ said in John 3:16, “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”

6. With these facts in mind, please repent of your sins, believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and pray and ask Him to come into your heart and save you this very moment. The Bible states in the book of Romans 10:9, 13: “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised Him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.”

“For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”

Dear friend, if you are willing to believe on the Lord Jesus Christ for salvation, please pray with me this simple prayer: Heavenly Father, I realize that I am a sinner and that I have done some bad things in my life. For Jesus Christ sake, please forgive me of my sins. I now believe with all of my heart that Jesus Christ died for me, was buried, and rose again. Lord Jesus, please come into my heart and save my soul and change my life today. Amen.

If you believed in your heart that Jesus Christ died on the cross, was buried, and rose again, allow me to say, congratulations on doing the most important thing in life and that is accepting Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour! For more information to help you grow in your newfound faith in Christ, go to Gospel Light Society.com and read “What To Do After You Enter Through the Door”. Jesus Christ said in John 10:9, “I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.”

May God bless you until next time.