By Anonymous Be thankful that you don't already have everything you desire. If you did, what would there be to look forward to? Be thankful when you don't know something, for it gives you the opportunity to learn. Be thankful for the difficult times. During those times you grow. Be thankful for your limitations, because they give you opportunities for improvement. Be thankful for each new challenge, because it will build your strength and character. Be thankful for your mistakes. They will teach you valuable lessons. Be thankful when you're tired and weary, because it means you've made a difference. It's easy to be thankful for the good things. A life of rich fulfillment comes to those who are also thankful for the setbacks. Gratitude can turn a negative into a positive. Find a way to be thankful for your troubles, and they can become your blessings.
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By Deacon Timothy Siburg “But we must always give thanks to God for you, brothers and sisters beloved by the Lord, because God chose you as the first fruits for salvation…” – 2 Thessalonians 2:13 Earlier this month Bishop Maas reflected about gratitude and how we thank God for all that God does. This week, I would like to share with you one of my great joys in life and ministry, and particularly in this call I serve as your Director for Stewardship. Pure and simple, saying thank you! Thank you to each and every one of you for being the beautiful Child of God that you are. Thank you for being the growing disciple and follower of Jesus you are. And thank you for growing into and being the steward of God’s love that God created and entrusted you to be. I echo the Apostle Paul’s gratitude for the Thessalonians, for you. And I deeply believe you all are the first fruits of God’s work in the world, returning a portion of that which God first