1 Thessalonians 5:18 nlt

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In this life there is the good, the bad, and the ugly.
Wherever you are and whatever you are experiencing 
be thankful for this day of grace.

Are you finding it difficult to be thankful?
Will you begin today being thankful you belong to Jesus?

Blessings this day of grace,patricia

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1 Thessalonians 4:11 nlt

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Prescription for a happy life:
live quietly, mind your own business, work.
Seems easy enough, yet we fill our lives with
constant noise from within and without,
gossip and meddling,
 searching for entertainment and fun.

How do you live your life?
Is there something you need to change?

Blessings this day of grace,patricia

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1 Thessalonians 5:15b msg

peacock-327481_640Sometimes the first thing we see about a person is not their beauty.
At least, not what the media would have us see as beautiful.
Often, we have to get to know someone before we see them clearly.
Once we know them we can appreciate their character and spirit, kindness,
patience, love, humility, service, encouragement; all the best in them.

Everyone has something beautiful about them. 
We are to look for their best, their beauty, and celebrate it.

Who is beautiful in your life?
What makes them beautiful?

Blessings this day of grace,

patricia

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1 Thessalonians 5:16-17 nlt

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When we are in a season of troubles and trials
it is often difficult to rejoice.
But if we are constantly in prayer we will have joy.

Do you pray more or less when times are hard and joy seems distant?
Is joy rekindled within you when you pray through difficulties?

Blessings this day of grace,

patricia

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1 Thessalonians 4:11-12 msg

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Work is not a dirty word.  
We are meant to work.

We are to work to take care of ourselves and our families and to help others.
This note reminds us that our lives are being observed by others.
As we walk on the path what we do and how we do it reflects on the One we follow.

What is your attitude toward work?
What kind of example are you to those who are watching?

Blessings this day of grace,

patricia