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Memorial Stones

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Memorial Day is a time to remember all of our fallen heros and the sacrifices they made. It is also a good time to remember all of the times that God did something extra special in your life. Pastor Caleb talked about creating memorial stones, things to remind us of God’s intervention during the difficult times in our lives. Click on the arrow to listen to this message.

 

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Complaining and Miracles

We all want God to do amazing, miraculous, mind-blowing things for us. Too often, however, we find ourselves complaining about the miracles that God has already done for us instead of being thankful for them. Today’s devotional, written by Mark Batterson and reposted from faithgateway.com, urges us to be aware of and thankful for all of those miracles we’ve already experienced, and to take that big step of faith necessary to see the next thing God wants to do.

“I love miracles, and I love food, so I really love food miracles.

And while there are multiple food miracles in Scripture, the day God provided quail meat in the middle of nowhere may rank as the most amazing. When the Israelites exited Egypt, a quailstorm was definitely not in the forecast.

The people of Israel also began to complain, “Oh, for some meat!” they exclaimed. “We remember the fish we used to eat for free in Egypt. And we had all the cucumbers, melons, leeks, onions, and garlic we wanted. But now our appetites are gone. All we ever see read more

 

source: Devotionals Daily at faithgateway.com

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving from our house to yours. Thank you for being a part of our online family of readers; we appreciate you! We pray God’s grace, peace, and abundant blessings on you all.

 

Today’s devotional offers a different take on being thankful during this season.

Give Thanks in All Circumstances

Thanksgiving is fast approaching, so we’re sending some seasonal devotional thoughts your way. Enjoy!

 

Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. — 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

I remember reading this verse with one of our boys when he was small and he was confused. “How can I always be rejoicing? I have to be praying all the time? I don’t think I can be thankful when I’m sick!” I had to agree with him at the time — this verse asks a lot of us! In reading and praying more over it, I was able to tell my son (and myself) this truth:

It’s all about perspective.

“Rejoicing always” doesn’t mean we’re always jumping up and down with excitement, but rather refers to living in read more

source: faithgateway.com