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  • Sarah Beth Dippel



Today we are going to pause.

The dinner I cooked last night was delicious, and I love to cook. But you know what? I am so tired of cooking every-single-meal we eat. I am tired of working from home. I miss walking around Jackson's one and only box store, TJMaxx. People, I miss people. If 2020 were a movie, it would be Groundhog Day. And you know what, I bet you can relate with everything I just said. I bet you just nodded your head at me a million times because we are in this mixed-up situation together, and we are all tired and doing the absolute best that we can.

That is why we are going to pause. We are going to pause and ask God to help us have more gratitude for Him, for others, and His many blessings. Because brothers and sisters, even though this situation may be wearing on us, we are going to live out the virtue of gratitude. We are going to resolve to find a few things we are grateful for at the end of the day. Be graceful with yourself during this time, and remember, the Lord is your strength. Turn to Him with a grateful heart.

Lord, we thank you for all you have done for us. Help us to remember always to Thank You, even when life is difficult. Help us to remember to have gratitude for the people who help us through each day with their kindness and their love. May your Holy Spirit fill us with hearts of gratitude. Amen.

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