Wednesday, November 24, 2010

A Thanksgiving Blessing to each of you

Thanksgiving, in my opinion, is a time for reflection on all that we have been given: both joys and sorrows. I find this best stated by whom I believe to be one of America’s finest Presidents, Abraham Lincoln in his Thanksgiving Proclamation:

I am thankful for the life I’ve experienced on this earth. I am grateful to have been born in a country were I am free; free to believe how I believe. I understand how fortunate I am.

I am thankful for the people who are constant in my life and for those who have come in and out over the years. I am grateful for the life lessons they taught me. Without them, I would not be who I am today.

I am thankful for the tender mercies the Lord has provided me. I am grateful He chose me to follow Him.  Without him, I would not have been created. 

While I carry this with me year round, I believe this is a season for emphasis on faith, family and friends. A thank you to each of you for being in my life.  May you have a blessed holiday season.

Many thanks and much

Make a joyful noise unto the LORD, all ye lands.
Serve the LORD with gladness: come before his presence with singing.
Know ye that the LORD he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.
Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name.
For the LORD is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations.
Psalm 100

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