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Cultivating Thankfulness

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November doesn't have the monopoly on "thankfulness." Cultivating a spirit of thankfulness is not only a good idea around the table at Turkey Day, but it is also one of the Lord's commandment to live a life of thankfulness during whatever season we find ourselves. No matter our circumstances, God calls us in both the Old and New Testament to praise him and thank him for his provision.

The Gospel of Luke, Chapter 17 tells us about Jesus healing many men afflicted with leprosy:
Now on his way to Jerusalem, Jesus traveled along the border between Samaria and Galilee. As he was going into a village, ten men who had leprosy met him. They stood at a distance and called out in a loud voice, “Jesus, Master, have pity on us!” When he saw them, he said, “Go, show yourselves to the priests.” And as they went, they were cleansed. One of them, when he saw he was healed, came back, praising God in a loud voice. He threw himself at Jesus’ feet and thanked him—and he was a Samaritan.…

New Beginnings Make New Endings

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I recently saw this quote, "No one can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending" (Unknown). I really began to think about that statement. The conclusion was that we don't start over; but we begin again right where we are, making things better in our lives.

As a believer in Christ, it is not about saying I will do this and I won't do that and then dropping the idea or falling short. It is more about asking the Lord to help us each day, to fall deeper and deeper in love with Him. This way our focus will be set on the things of heaven and not on all this earthly stuff.

If I were to make a New Year resolution, it would be to have a deeper commitment, a deeper love, and a deeper worship for the Lord. In the beginning of this past year, He spoke to me in that still small voice in prayer and said, "I am more than enough. I am more than enough in every area of your life." He also said to tell others the same thing.

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Happy 19th Birthday, SAO!

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We are celebrating Founders' Day (January 5th) all month long! Keep sharing posts under the hashtags #happyfoundersdaysao and #19yearsandcounting!

Consider making a $19 donation in commemoration for our 19th birthday as a sisterhood, and, SOMEONE gets a birthday surprise--an Elizabeth Arden travel kit! Donate HERE.

Here are some awesome pictures and quotes from some of our sisters celebrating across the USA--and world!