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“Blessed is the people that know the joyful sound: they shall walk, O LORD, in the light of thy countenance.”  Psalms 89:15 “Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.”  Ephesians 5:20 The Christmas season this year will live in our memories for years to come.  I am sure that it was different than any other year.  Some of us had to spend the time alone, rather than joining with our families for a time of feasting and fellowship.  We were not able to enjoy the Christmas programs and…

Giving thanks always and for everything to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. (Ephesians 5:20, ESV) I know that Thanksgiving (the holiday) is past for this year, but thanksgiving (the attitude) should still be part of every day. I woke today with the word thankful on my mind and praise in my heart. Does that mean my day has been perfect? Not at all. As I write this, I’m sitting in a chilly house waiting for a repairman to fix my suddenly temperamental furnace. I can choose to focus on what I don’t have (heat)…

“I remember the days of old; I meditate on all that you have done; I ponder the work of your hands.” (Psalm 143:5, English Standard Version) Have you ever forgotten a name? Or walked into a room only to forget why you came? We all have memory lapses—and all aren’t age related. Forgetfulness can be caused by lack of sleep, certain medications, stress, or a medical condition. Perhaps one of the most frequent reasons we forget is we are human and it’s a natural tendency. Life gets busy and memories slip away. Genesis 28 tells the story of Jacob leaving…