Thursday, November 22, 2012


We have much to be grateful for on this day and everyday. First of all, God gave us breath. We lived to see a new day to thank Him, love our family, and to have another chance at something. The list of reasons to thank God is endless. If you have not done so, just give Him thanks.

As you share the dinner table with loved ones, thank God for the fellowship and feast. Be mindful of those who are less fortunate and say a prayer for them. Be grateful for what you have and do not waste a second complaining or dwelling on what you do not have. The things you fail to be grateful for, others are praying for God to give to them.

"Sing praise to the Lord, you saints of His,
And give thanks at the remembrance of His holy name." Psalm 30:4

Happy Thanksgiving! Enjoy your holiday.

Be blessed.

Monday, November 19, 2012


We have good and bad days. We experience ups and downs. Problems come and go. These things are all a part of life. Some of us do not look forward to rainy days. In fact we frown upon them and delight in sunny days, perhaps not recognizing the importance of rainy days. Although not desired by many, rainy days are necessary, along with sunshine, to achieve the proper growth. The same goes for "rainy" days in life. Rainy days are tough times we go through, sometimes with little to no understanding of why or how we got there.

Difficult circumstances are not always a direct result of something we did or did not do. There will be times of testing and trials in life. Tests and trials are designed to help us grow and mature spiritually. Just like the rain is needed to promote healthy growth, tests and trials promote healthy spiritual growth.

A familiar saying is, "Trouble doesn't last always." That is true. Trouble does not last always. 
No matter how dark and rainy your days appear to be right now, trust Jesus. Never let go of your faith in Him. Remember, there is sunshine after the rain. 

"Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer." Romans 12:12 KJV

Be blessed.