Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Is Your Glass Seemingly Half Empty?
Click here for a great video reminder of all you have to be thankful for this Thanksgiving:
Also, here's an encouraging word from our resident expert Emily Shupert:
I hope that this email finds you doing well as you enter into the Thanksgiving Season. Thanksgiving Day this year is a bit different for many than in years past. Showing thankfulness and gratitude is a lot harder to do when experiencing financial difficulties, job loss, family distress, and the fear of what the future holds. Thanksgiving Day is a national holiday but the state of thankfulness might not resonate in your heart and in your actions because of the difficulties and hardships you have experienced. While many times we hold off on celebrating and finding rest until things are complete, I pray that this thanksgiving you are able to find gratitude and thanksgiving for the blessings you have received while also holding onto faith for the things that are incomplete and unsettled. I hope that through this perspective, you will be able to experience God’s peace as He allows the incomplete things to become a gateway by which you enter into His place of rest. May this holiday be a time where you stop and celebrate the current blessings in all their goodness and hold onto faith in a loving Father who is intimately involved in the areas of life that are incomplete and lacking.
Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful.
Happy Thanksgiving and be thankful!