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Embrace a Thankful and Giving Heart

Dr_Zinj Wrote: Nov 27, 2012 7:53 AM
Chuck, I'd rather skip the Christmas "Season". It's the American Capitalist Season, and God and Jesus are side notes at best. Call me a bit strange, but if you take the season of Lent and give up buying something material, and instead put the money away in a CD until Advent, then take that money and give it to those in need instead, you'll be far more in line with what the Creator and the Great Teacher intended.
This holiday season, while we enjoy delicious food and visiting family and friends, let's take a moment to give thanks for our many blessings.

It's easy to get lost in all the bad news today -- whether it be unfavorable election results, financial troubles, a struggling economy, an overreaching federal government, crisis in the Middle East or personal struggles. Our growing list of problems often seems overwhelming and endless.

It's easy to give thanks when everything is going our way. But what about the difficult times?

The Bible, in 1 Thessalonians 5:18, commands us, "In everything give thanks; for this is...