Thought For The Day 09/25/14

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Seasons Change

(And So Do I!)

Thought 1293

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FallHarvest

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If the only prayer you said in your whole life was, “thank you,” that would suffice.

Meister Eckhart

http://www.quotationspage.com/quote/30995.html

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The days are moving quickly to a time of quiet and peaceful rest here in the Northern Hemisphere of our world. We see the signs outside our window with each glance we take. The air is becoming chilled in the early morning and at night and the green canopy on the trees begins to fade from vibrant green to hues of red, yellow and gold.  We wait on darkened street corners early in the morning clutching tiny hands waiting for new adventures to begin in school and we cheer our favorite teams to victory on the football field.

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Our forefathers celebrated this time of the year… these days of harvest and reaping… as their just reward for all the hard work put forth during the summer making sure crops grew and flourished. And despite the fact that today, most of us get our food from the grocers, we still reap the bounty of all the hard work dedicated by men and woman in assuring that there will be no shortage during the long winter months. So it is appropriate… even necessary… that we still take a moment to sit down and give special thanks to the Lord for all the things we have been graced with in our lives. And of course, it comes as no surprise that we here in the Americas choose to celebrate Thanksgiving in the weeks that follow the autumn harvest!

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Perhaps this would be a wonderful time to begin establishing some new family traditions in giving thanks that will carry through the next couple of months until Advent arrives. Is there just one unusual and unique thing you can think of to be thankful for? Perhaps you have sacrificed to get a bill paid off and you can thank God for the fortitude and discipline that it took to reach this goal. Or perhaps your little one is making wonderful progress in school worthy of giving thanks. It doesn’t matter what you give thanks for. What matters is establishing a routine whereby you think about your blessings and spend time in celebration of those accomplishments with the power that allowed them to happen in the first place.

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Spiritual Fullness in Christ

So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness.

Colossians 2:6-7 NIV

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Mandy 2014

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About Mandy Bruscella

Mandy's Story: As a Registered Professional Nurse with Certification in a number of specialties including home care, I was afforded the opportunity of working closely with various Social Service Agencies in NY and NJ. ~ A lifelong Christian, I was ordained as a Presbyterian deacon in 1993 and, after relocating to SC in 2000, elected to become ordained as a non-denominational minister. ~ I established "MandysPath" Ministry in 2011. "MandysPath" Ministry is a member of Pacific Life Church, El Sobrante, CA, network of ministries. ~ I direct an outreach ministry in an alternative setting, providing spiritual care to a congregation of more than 500 people from around the world via the Internet. ~ As part of this outreach, I write a daily faith based blog. In March, 2012 I was asked to become a board member of Heroes For Children which is a non-profit foundation, established to assists the Guardian ad Litem program of Horry County, SC. Guardians ad Litem are a group of court appointed advocates who represent the best interests of children in Family Court proceedings involving allegations of abuse or neglect. Working closely with these men and women who make a difference in the lives of children, I completed training and have been sworn in to serve as a Guardian ad Litem for the state of South Carolina . ~ I have been married since 1975 to a wonderful man, Daniel. I have a son Daniel and his wife Melissa who live in NYC. My daughter Sabrina and my grandson Landon live here in SC. ~ My father Harold continues to share his wisdom with me and is responsible for many of the ideas I write about!

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