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Why I am Thankful!

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Jesus is Passing Through!

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He entered Jericho and was passing through. 2 And behold, there was a man named Zacchaeus. He was a chief tax collector and was rich. 3 And he was seeking to see who Jesus was, but on account of the crowd he could not, because he was small in stature. 4 So he ran on ahead and climbed up into a sycamore tree to see him, for he was about to pass that way.
5 And when Jesus came to the place, he looked up and said to him, “Zacchaeus, hurry and come down, for I must stay at your house today.” 6 So he hurried and came down and received him joyfully. 7 And when they saw it, they all grumbled, “He has gone in to be the guest of a man who is a sinner.” 8 And Zacchaeus stood and said to the Lord, “Behold, Lord, the half of my goods I give to the poor. And if I have defrauded anyone of anything, I restore it fourfold.”
9 And Jesus said to him, “Today salvation has come to this house, since he also is a son of Abraham. 10 For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.” (Luke 19: 1-10). ESV
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What Really Matters?

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The following song was a big hit for Frankie Laine. This recording was released by Mercury Records first reached the Billboard magazine Best Seller chart on August 19, 1949 and lasted 22 weeks on the chart, peaking at #1.

Up in the mornin' out on the job, work like the devil for my pay But that lucky old sun has nothin' to do

 But roll around heaven all day

Fuss with my woman toil for my kids Sweat 'til I'm wrinkled and gray

While that lucky old sun has nothin' to do But roll around heaven all day.

Can you relate? Life has a sameness about it at times, a Been there, Done That quality Each day blending into the next and sometimes we feel like we are on a never ending treadmill, life becomes one constant replay with little to differentiate from one day to the next! Granted that’s a pessimistic view of life, and I am decidedly not a pessimist, but we would be wrong to dismiss the very real feelings of routine that can sap the life out of us, and make getting up e…