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November 20, 2012



Holidays are a time to be thankful

Thanksgiving and Christmas, Oh what a joyous time of the year. Of all of the holidays there are, these two are my favorite, and I’m sure other people think the same way.

Thanksgiving for giving thanks, for all of the good things that have happened for each and every one of us, over the past year. Saying Grace over the Thanksgiving meal, that surely takes sometime to prepare.

And not to forget when saying Grace, give thanks for your blessings, and don’t forget, give thanks to the good Lord above.

Trust and believe in Him, with all your heart. It will help you to get by better in life.

Now the most joyous holidays of all, Christmas, when the Birth of Christ happened. People need to give thanks, especially on this day. Remember the Lord’s birthday, which happened more than 2,000 years ago.

Life can be hard at times, living on this earth. But you just have to do the best you can.

Living on earth was not meant to be paradise. The time for that, and to have peace, and no pain or suffering, will be when you enter the Kingdom of Heaven. Enjoy your Christmas holiday this year, and all the years to come. And remember what Christmas really means. Amen.

— Stephen Espy, Jeffersonville

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