count your blessings

Count your

BLESSINGS,

name them one by one,

Count your blessings,

see what God hath done;

Count your blessings,

name them one by one,

Count your many blessings,

see what God hath done.

From the hymn, Count Your Blessings

(Here are just a few of mine…)

This Thanksgiving as you count your blessings, may God remind you of His goodness and faithfulness to you in the past and His many exceeding promises for your future.

And may you always remember that:

YOU are one of my special blessings!

hugs and blessings for all He has given to us, both big & small!

You have multiplied, O Lord my God, Your wondrous deeds and Your thoughts toward us; none can compare with You. Were I to proclaim and tell of them, they would be more than can be counted.

Psalm 40:5

setting the table

Memorial Day.

“Those who have long enjoyed such privileges as we enjoy forget in time that men have died to win them.”

– Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Memorial Day is often considered the unofficial beginning of summer. Parades take place, the grill is dusted off for the first time.

But actually, it is much more than that.

Memorial Day is in remembrance of soldiers who fell in combat risking their lives for their country.

It is about gratitude.

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remembrance

On Monday we honor the fallen.

But today, let’s not forget those who have been left to pick up the pieces.

(Let us) be better at remembering their sacrifice too.

Because there’s not enough “I’m so, so sorry,” that can be given.

But we can always listen.

To their loss.

To their fear.

To their joy.

To their pain.

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