Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Thanksgiving --A Time to beThankful


I love Thanksgiving. 

It's a time to be thankful. 

It's a time for families and friends to gather and reflect on the harvest of blessings during the last year. 

So much has happened. 

Some good. 

Some bad. 

But we made it through the bad times a little scarred and battle weary, but we're still standing, still working on trying to be better people with bright futures before us. 

Isn't that what the pilgrims did as well? 


They had good times and bad times, but they gathered family and friends together to celebrate how thankful they were with the hope of a brighter future. 

I wish you and yours a brighter future and a very Happy Thanksgiving!
 

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Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Courage


What happened to the last two weeks? Plenty. I'm sorry I have neglected my blog, but members of my family have been going through a crisis, and I have had to put aside my regular schedule and help. I'm not free to go into details, but through this experience I have learned a great deal by watching people I love weather a storm with unfailing courage. 

Courage . . . 

We've all heard the word and many times we think of warriors facing a foreboding enemy. They have great courage. In the last few weeks I've seen another side of courage. I've seen people thrown into the pit of despair. I was with them as they cried and wondered why things happened the way they did. I was with them as they searched for answers, and I so wanted to tell them what was in my heart, but the decision they had to make would be with them for the rest of their lives. That decision had to come from them. They went through fire and came through it with their heads held high. They faced this challenge with incredible courage.

Courage . . . 

I think we are all courageous warriors at different times in our lives. And I am so grateful for faith in God and His plan for us. If we let Him, He gives us courage to face the storms. 

I'm sure there have been times when you have witnessed unassuming people show incredible courage. What are your thoughts regarding courage?




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