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    Saturday Thoughts: Be Thankful

    My thought for today is that we need to learn to be thankful. I know I personally struggle with focusing on my problems instead of focusing on my blessings. Our God is a great, generous, and loving God! Every good thing we receive is from Him. 17 Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows. (James 1:17) When I start thinking about how I want a nicer home or healthier food or new clothes (my clothes are from about 10 years ago) and I say these things to my husband, Justin, he is quick to remind me of…

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    Don’t Let the Sun Go Down

    Six of the sins I listed in the beginning of my series on sin all pretty much go together: murder, strife, malice, anger, rage, and brawling – they are all a progression of one sin. Let me define them all real quick just so we know exactly what we’re discussing. Strife = angry or bitter disagreement over fundamental issues; conflict Malice = the intention or desire to do evil; ill will Anger = a strong feeling of annoyance, displeasure, or hostility Rage = violent, uncontrollable anger Brawling = fight or quarrel in a rough or noisy way Murder = the unlawful premeditated killing of one human being by another Okay, stay with me here in this…

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    Love is Not Easily Angered

    Anger is not from God unless it is righteous anger at something worthwhile: for example, you get angry at child abuse and it moves you to do something to stop it. But most of our daily anger issues are not righteous. What does God’s Word say about anger? My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, because human anger does not produce the righteousness that God desires. (James 1:19-20) Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice.  Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.…