Archive for November 7th, 2011

The First Thanksgiving, painted by Jean Leon G...

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I am grateful for the spirit of the upcoming holidays … Thanksgiving and Christmas.

There is an emphasis on being grateful at Thanksgiving time. If we could only remember to be grateful each day of the year.

And Christmas…it is supposed to be a celebration of the birth of Jesus. How many of us remember that in the midst of decorating, buying gifts, and looking forward to opening our own gifts! And if hosting the Christmas Eve and/or Christmas day meal, the buying of groceries and maybe some special table decorations; then cleaning the house and preparing the meal. Through all of this, many still feel the “spirit” and joy of this holiday. I hope your spirit of Christmas includes joy for the birth of Jesus.

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