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From the Pastor's Study

November 2023

 

Greetings,

 

Gratitude. Live a life with gratitude. It is appropriate in this month of celebrating Thanksgiving and All Saints Sunday that we refresh our commitment to living a life of gratitude. What does that mean exactly?

In everything, by prayer and supplication, give thanks. Sounds pretty simple, right?

Give thanks for everything in our requests to God and in our prayers. Sounds simple, but being that we are very human and flawed, simple isn't as easy as it may sound. We like to complain, sometimes a lot. We find fault with things around us, sometimes a lot. We see the negative things in our world and we despair, sometimes a lot. Sometimes finding those things for which we are grateful, for which we are filled with gratitude, is difficult.

But the amazing thing is that once we start seeing those things, no matter how small they may be, we start seeing other things and then more and more until we are no longer able to focus on the negative, the faulty, the complaints, because we only have room for the thanks and the gratitude. It is a snowball effect, the more we find to be grateful for, the more there seems to be.

May you find all the things to be grateful for in your life this month and always!

 

In Christ,

 

Pastor Pat

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