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Published 10:58pm Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Since we are in the week of thanks, I thought I would continue with thoughts on being thankful. I am using the letters of THANKFUL as a way of remembering many blessings I have.

The letter “T” reminds me to be thankful for the Trinity, the Father, the Son and The Holy Spirit. Thanks to God for His unending grace, salvation through Jesus Christ His son and for the Holy Spirit who pulls at your heart and leads you in the right paths.

The letter “H” reminds to give thanks for the home my family is blessed to share. I am not referring to the bricks and mortar, but a home where memories of my family are created and shared, home where in good times and bad you have a place of retreat for celebrations of happy events and a time to recover from those that are not so happy.

The letter “A” leads to thankfulness to be an American. I’m thankful for being blessed to be born and live in the greatest nation that has ever existed in time. God has blessed America and I am proud to be a citizen of this country and pray His continued favor on all of us.

‘N” for the newspaper that not only gives me employment and a means to help provide for my family, but also gives the opportunity to help make our community a better place in which to live. Also, I thank our readers and advertisers that continue to support us in this endeavor.

The letter “K” was an easy one. I am thankful for the two best kids, well not kids anymore, but young men, that any man could have been blessed to have as sons. Jordan and Jacob, you have made me proud to be your Dad and I could not be more thankful for this blessing.

Friends represent the letter “F” and I feel blessed to have those men and women in my life that would be there for me regardless of the need. Those who will be there for you through “thick and thin” always can be counted on and never ask for anything in return.

The letter “U” was also an easy one. I am thankful to be a part of the United Methodist Church. This church has not only been a support system, but also taught me about grace and how God gives this so freely to all of us.

Finally, yet importantly, “L” for the love I feel from my wife, my boys, family, friends and even the dogs. I pray that my ability to love others will grow stronger as I try to become less of me and more to Him. Happy Thanksgiving!


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