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Even Jesus Appreciated a “Thank You”

The thank you note seems to be a lost art in today’s busy society, but it was once considered the only appropriate response to acknowledge a kindness. During the 19th century, even the receipt of a letter to update one on your family’s well-being or recent travels was reciprocated with ...

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Appreciate Our Freedom

Memorial Day comes every year.  It is often a date to look forward to on our calendars.  When we are working, most of us have a Monday holiday.  A welcome day off from the grind of going to work at least 5 days a week. But that is not what ...

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Our Hope: The One Who Deserves Our Thanks

“O LORD my God, I will give you thanks forever.”  Psalm 30:12 Most of us are taught, from birth, to say “thank you” for many things.  It could be a present on our birthday, or a ride home from school.  It could be a neighbor helping us with packages, or ...

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Give Your Parents a Thumbs-Up

Children, your words matter. As confident and in control as parents seem, they need your confirmation that they’re doing a good job at being parents. They may have an, “I’ve-got-this,” attitude and an, “I-can-take-on-the-world,” demeanor, still, a hint of doubt lingers behind that façade, and they sometimes think they’re failing. ...

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Part 2: A Purposeful Blessing

In my last post, I stressed the importance of speaking a blessing, on purpose, into the lives, or over the lives of your loved ones.  God is quite specific about the importance of blessing others.  Everyone, deep down, loves to hear–out loud–good things about themselves or positive things we believe ...

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