Be Thankful


Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, and into His courts with praise. Be thankful to Him, and bless His name.

~Psalms 100:4


You can not force a person to show respect but you can refuse to be disrespected.

~Image Quotes


A Jack 4There is an old fashioned remedy for a disrespectful child but most parents don’t see it as an option these days. I understand how difficult it is for young people to be thankful; I wasn’t always thankful as a young person. It takes some time, some bumps and bruises to reach the plain of gratitude. If you have any desire to be thankful today, I can give you some encouragement. The following story came from an old sermon I was reading last night. 

In August of 1995, the Cook County {Chicago} morgue buried 68 bodies in one grave. They dug the grave and covered it with a bulldozer. The 68 bodies were placed in pine boxes, stacked side by side and then covered with earth by a machine. No one knew their names. No one claimed their bodies. No one attended the burial and there was no memorial service, no words spoken in their behalf by friends or love ones. In terms of this world, they were lost and no one even recognized their departure. The picture you see at the bottom is how they are doing it these days. A Catholic Priest conducts a short service. On the burial pictured, there were 11 adult coffins and one coffin with the remains of 11 aborted babies.

If you are reading this blog, I am willing to bet you have a least one friend who will see that you do not die alone and that your body is not buried in an unmarked grave. In other words, someone cares about you and this means you have something to be thankful for, amen. Be thankful! It is not my command, it is God’s. You can disrespect your parents, teachers and your spiritual leaders but God does not take kindly to disrespectful people. No, He will not force you to give thanks but in the end, He will get your attention. It would be a lot better for us to comply with His wishes: Be thankful! You are not lost to this world or to God.



  • We will make a slight adjustment to the SUNDAY SCHEDULE by canceling the DEACON’s meeting but everything else stays the same: Breakfast @ 9:00, LCBS @ 9:15, Worship @ 10:15, Baptism @ 11:15, AWANA and Visitation @ 5:30 with evening worship @ 6:15.
  • Thanks to your prompt help, we found out who got on the gym floor and the problem has been dealt with. We changed the locks a few years ago but somehow keys have been made and we have non-members who have keys. They do not call and reserve the Forte, they just go late at night when no one is there. Anyway, all is well that ends well and I am thankful we got it resolved.
  • Hope you had a happy thanksgiving. I enjoyed a fabulous lunch at Hannah’s and got to visit with June’s family as well as our own. We had a very good day. June and I had 8 out of our 9 GK’s at the Thanksgiving service and all four of our children. First time that has happened in a while. I went home after lunch planning to work on my building but June talked me into resting. I watched the Dallas Cowboy game in it’s entirety. It is the first NFL game I have watch since Tim Tebow played. Two reasons I have become a COWBOY fan: Jerry Jones and company support BLUE LIVES MATTER. They actively support the DALLAS police force and fire and rescue departments. The second reason is that Dak Presscott is a Christian and a graduate of Mississippi State. He had a great game.

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