Hello all. I'm running out of time getting this to you so I won't write too much. Just want to continue to lift up our faith and the power it has to sustain us in life. Our faith values and practices help us find a life of meaning, purpose, integrity, joy, peace and balance. It certainly does not change the fact that life will deal us some pretty harsh blows and put us in very difficult situations, rather it will help us know how to respond in ways that are healthy and constructive. Such a response really leads us to even greater strength for the journey ahead. Each step makes us stronger and stronger.
Enjoy the rest of the blog and Merry Christmas to everyone.
Please remember the good folks of Fourth in your prayers. Here's a list of those we've been remembering:
Dennis and Joan Little - family situations and concerns
Bill & Ruthie Brent ask for prayers for Debbie, Jeff and Loretta
Jan Merrick asks for prayers for friends Karen and Jim. Jim is battling health issues
Michaelle and Larry Steier's son John
Margaret Lewis - Health issues. Prayers, too, for Alex.
Tom & Robin Woodruff - both recovering from surgery.
Leonard Yates who has been diagnosed with bone cancer and is receiving treatments.
Esther Sparks reports that she got her splint off and she thanks everyone for the thoughts and prayers.
Tara Parker's nephew's wife, Valerie Chew, who will undergo 6 weeks of radiation.
The family of Jesse Wilson, Air Force veteran, colleague and friend of Dennis Little, upon the death of Jesse. Prayers for his family and friends as they grieve.
Lisa and Greg Tandy - Greg tested positive for covid-19 and is recovering and Lisa has a temperature and lowered (though not critically low) oxygen levels.
Paul's first letter to the Thessalonians was written about 50 CE, some 20 years after the death and resurrection of Jesus, and is the oldest extant piece of Christian literature. That means, of all the New Testament writings, Thessalonians is the oldest.