Giving Thanks (for Real!)

OK. Thanksgiving, a time with an emphasis on eating (way too much), is over, we’ve survived Black Friday and Cyber Monday, and the Christmas season is in full force. In fact, it seems it was in full force three weeks or so before Thanksgiving with all the decorations already out! We give a lot of lip service to giving thanks at this time of year and preparing the way for the Lord but the commercialism of the season often drowns out the real giving of thanks. Don’t let that happen!

If there is ever a time of year we should give thanks, reflect on everything we have in this country, and truly prepare for the birth (rebirth) of Jesus in our lives it’s this time of year. This should be a season of giving, smiling, and helping anyone in any way possible. Simply put, it’s a season to be nice.

I’m first in line for taking for granted everything I have, from the little things to the big. But I’m going to do my best this season to be thankful, to be happy, and to be helpful. There is so much (and so many) that divides us. To make us unhappy, and downright angry. I’m going to do my best to be the opposite. In my own little way to be a uniter, rather than a divider. I can’t change the world but I can sure try in my own little way. Change happens one person at a time.

Wishing you the very best of this thankful season that really should prepare for the way of the Lord in our lives!

Do You Know Your Life Path?

We all have a life path. There is one straight direction leading to our Creator, but for almost all of us the path is twisty, bumpy and has offshoots that are dead ends. But that one clear, straight, smooth path exists—we just have to LISTEN to God to find it.

I am the Lord your God, who teaches you what is best for you, who directs you in the way you should go.
Isaiah 48:17

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Sandy Prayers

Short and sweet…

I pray for all those displaced by the storm Sandy. Please, Lord, shine your light down on all those who have been physically, emotionally, and/or financially impacted by this terrible storm. Help your children regroup and rebuild, physically and mentally.

We still don’t have power and heat, but that is a minor inconvenience. People who have trees on top of their houses, flooding, and businesses closed/lost, need your prayers. Please help by joining in prayer and asking others via email, twitter, blogs, whatever to join in prayer.

Thanks and blessings!!!