November 2017

Articles and Inspiration 

 
  

Counting Blessings

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). 

—Heidi Mann

 

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. 

—MaryAnn Sundby 

 

 
 
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

Be well-rounded. 
Get plenty of sunshine. 
Give thanks for life’s bounty. 
Have a thick skin. 
Keep growing. 
Be outstanding in your field. 

Think big! 

—Ilan Shamir 

 

 

 

Inspirational Quotes    

 
 
  
“The leaves fall, the wind blows and the farm country slowly changes from the summer cottons into its winter wools.”

—Henry Beston

“No one has ever become poor from giving.” 
—Anne Frank 
 
“Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.” 
—Henry Ford 
 
“An optimist is a person who starts a new diet on Thanksgiving Day.” 
—Irv Kupcinet

 

  

These articles and quotes are from the November 2017 issure of Commication Resources NewletterNewsletter. 

© Calvary Baptist Church, Lancaster SC   2017

Then Jesus said to His disciples, "If anyone wishes to come after Me, he must deny himself, and take up his cross and follow Me." 

Matthew 16:24

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