Thankfulness – Day 28: Today, I’m thankful for family traditions, so old and some new. They identify us as a part of our unique family by honoring our ancestors by keeping some of the traditions that were passed down to us and respecting new members of the family by adding some traditions the new members bring with them into our family. I think that makes each of us unique. Holidays are extra special days to identify our family’s uniqueness and special place in our hearts. Today, I want to think about my childhood traditions, new traditions as a wife and later a mother, new traditions with a son-in-law and daughter-in-law, and then more with grandchildren. I’ve been so blessed and know you have too. We are all unique, just the way God intended us to be.
“We always thank God for all of you and continually mention you in our prayers. We remember before our God and Father your work produced by faith, your labor prompted by love, and your endurance inspired by hope in our Lord Jesus Christ. ~ 1 Thessalonians 1:2-3~
Continue to pray for Alan Ray Blackwell, Nyra Perry Rigby, Wayne Criswell and their families.
Hope Center in Roseland is having a 50% off sale today only! They will be open from 9:00 – 5:00 and would love to see you today. Tomorrow, they will be closed, but will be open again Tuesday at 9:00 A.M. The Hope Center is now providing food to nearly 300 families! That is such a blessing to those who work there and to those who take boxes of food home. Hope Center now has freezers which allows them to offer a better variety of food. If you have not started to volunteer on a regular basis, you are missing such a blessing. Let me know you are available so I can place you on the schedule.
Ladies of Two Rivers Association, you are invited to attend the Lottie Moon Tea Sunday afternoon at 2:00 in the fellowship hall of FBC, Kentwood. Ladies includes girls, youth, and adult ladies of all ages. Help us celebrate missionaries who serve around the world and the great ministry they do in God’s service. You’ll be blessed by skits, music, information about Lottie, and information about the annual Week of Pray for International Missionaries which begins Sunday. You can also bring postage stamps in multiples of ten so we can provide Christmas cards for inmates of our jails in St. Helena and Tangipahoa parishes.
Since this is a holiday season, pray for all those traveling on the next few days. Pray for good weather and good judgment for each traveler.
Baptist Press – bpnews. net
Devotional, Scripture, and a Song
- Our Daily Bread: Amani – odb.org
God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind. ~Timothy 1:7~
- When Peace Like a River: http://www.hymnary.org/text/when_peace_like_a_river_attendeth_my_way
If you know that sweet peace, you are blessed and have much to be thankful for, but if you don’t have that peace, I wish you might find that peace. It gives added meaning to the Thanksgiving season.