What are you thankful for, this year? Sometimes it is easy to answer that question, when health is good, bills are paid, and relationships with family and friends are going well. Then there are those times it's not so easy. For those of you facing illness, the loss of a loved one, financial strain, relational anguish or any other problem, I pray that God will send His peace and provision, comfort and healing. And, I pray that we can each find reasons to be thankful this season. A thankful heart banishes bitterness, invites joy and opens our hearts a little more to God's work in us. Blessings to you all as we approach this Thanksgiving!

A thought from the Word...

Colossians 3:15
And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful.

Congratulations to the Collingsworth family! On November 17, little baby Emma made her debut, and first-time grandparents Phil and Kim are over the moon! Click here for more...
The Lifetime channel will air the two-hour special The Women of The Bible from producers Roma Downey and Mark Burnett (The Bible, Son of God) on Sunday, December 7. Narrated by Downey and retelling stories from the Bible, the special will feature interviews with high-profile women in the faith community. Click here to read more!
To her surprise, Solveig Leithaug's song "Faraway Lullaby" has made the news and has been chosen for a very special (and well deserved!) honor in her hometown. Click here  to read more and hear Solveig sing this beautiful song.
Kelly Nelon Clark will soon appear in a role on ABC's show, "Resurrection." She has been on set this week, filming and meeting some new friends. Click here to read more!
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