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ThanksLIVING; The Art of Living a Thankful Life

I really think that Thanksgiving should be 365 days a year.  When we try to pack it all into one day, or even one week, we wind up being anything but thankful.  There is the stress of preparing obscene amounts of food (and then stuffing ourselves with it) getting ready for family, or traveling to be with family, hurrying to get everything done so we can dedicate the day to gorging ourselves on food n football.  Why don't we just dedicate ourselves to living a thanksFILLED lifestyle.  Paul had the idea when he penned in two of his epistles, (Eph. 5:20 "giving thanks always FOR everything to 
God the Father") and (1 Thess. 5:18 "Give thanks IN everything for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus.")  We find him mentioning in other places how is always giving thanks for the people in his life.  We should not only thank the Father for those He has placed in our lives, but we should thank them as well.
None of us got to where we are all alone.  There are nume…

What to Do While Waiting

I've got a number of things I'm waiting for.  I've been waiting for some of these for years, but I haven't given up.  It occurs to me that there are different ways of waiting and I have a choice as to how I go about it.I just sit and wait.  I don't do anything until the person, event, or "thing" appears.  This means that I'm essentially dead in the water, not accomplishing anything and daily growing more impatient, angry or discouraged.Watch and pray.  Really prayer can and should be a part of whatever waiting scheme you choose.  Watching and praying means that daily I'm anticipating the appearance of what I'm waiting for and I'm actively looking for it.  I live on the cusp of expectation.  Just around the next corner, at the chiming of the next hour, before the end of the day the answer is going to be there.  This is kind of like living on tip-toe.Incorporating several means.  This is the Matt.7:7-8 model.  I don't just ask, I also se…