Thanksgiving 2015

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As I sit quietly on this beautiful Thanksgiving afternoon and soak in God's goodness, I am drawn to this promise in the bible...Lamentations 3:22–23, "The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness."

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What a blessing to know that our lives are a faith walk! Through the valleys when we think we can't hold on...that's where we are tested and we have to dig deep to the very core of our spiritual foundation.

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On the mountain top, we can take a moment to soar and breathe easier for a time of refreshment. But, God uses each season to teach us valuable lessons so we can relate to others in the midst of their journeys. I challenge each of you, regardless if you are in the valley or on the mountain, to thank God today for where you are. Learning to give thanks in all things is a difficult task. It requires a perspective that only comes from the Almighty. Even though we just got word that Shafer's immunosuppression levels are extremely low and we have to significantly increase his medication...we are thankful.

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We are thankful for his medical team that provides continual care for him. We are grateful for his medications and that we are able to buy them each month. And we are so incredibly thankful that he looks and feels great, despite the disease that is inside his little body.

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Yes, life is hard, but God is good. He is worthy to be praised. Every day...all day...regardless of our circumstances. I pray for each of you to have a blessed Thanksgiving, knowing that God is faithful in all things...