Numbered lists grab our attention. In the checkout aisle or on the internet, we gravitate toward headings such as “10 ways to lose weight by summer!” or “3 simple steps to acing that test!”
Ancient Jewish sages urged people to count out and speak at least 100 blessings, or statements of gratitude, each day. What would happen if we intentionally listed 100 blessings daily? Can you imagine?!
What if the first blessing we counted was simply the day itself? “Thank you, God, for this brand new day!” “Bless my use of this day, Lord, that I might glorify you.” Scripture encourages such awareness and promises an additional blessing in return: “Teach us to number our days that we may gain a heart of wisdom” (Psalm 90:12, NIV).
Time to Thank, Time to Share
Thanksgiving is a time to share.
A roasted turkey stuffed with care,
potatoes, yams and buttered rolls
are passed around in festive bowls.
But first we thank our God above
and share with others his great love.
The dish served last is always best —
a slice of pie for every guest.
Thank You, Veterans!
On Veterans Day, we honor men and women who’ve servedand sacrificed in one of America’s armed services.
On November 11, 1918, America and her alliessigned a truce with German leaders, ending World War I. In 1919, PresidentWilson decided the United States should remember with gratitude the end of thatwar and honor military members by marking Armistice Day, or “truce” day. In1954, Congress changed the name to Veterans Day, honoring veterans of everyera.
Veterans Day highlights our country’s quest forpeace, justice and freedom throughout the world. Followers of Jesus, the Princeof Peace, pray for unity among all nations and for the day when “nation willnot take up sword against nation, nor will they train for war anymore” (Isaiah2:4, NIV).
Advice from a Pumpkin
Get plenty of sunshine.
Give thanks for life’s bounty.
Have a thick skin.
Be outstanding in your field.
“The leaves fall, the wind blows and the farm country slowly changes from the summer cottons into its winter wools.”
“No one has ever become poor from giving.”
“Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.”
“An optimist is a person who starts a new diet on Thanksgiving Day.”
These articles and quotes are from the November 2017 issure of Commication Resources NewletterNewsletter.