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Love – The Daily Cup – Matthew Hanisian -7-27-12

My prayer for us this week is that we recognize the wonderful gift that we are given with those we love; that we seek and find the love of God in those we love and in those who love us.  In doing so, we will be the shining reflections of God’s love for us all.

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Random Acts of Kindness – 7

God has given you a unique gift to share. Employ your gift for the good of all. You will be glad that you did.

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Christmas Cards and Letters

It’s Christmas and cards and letters arrive in trickles and then in bunches. I have to admit. I am a little weird. I like getting those much maligned Christmas letters. No, I don’t know your cousin Bob or your great Aunt Matilda, but I do know you. I like to know what you have been doing and what has happened to you over the past year. We don’t see each other often and we’re not Facebook buddies.

            I get letters from boyhood friends, from fellow grad students, from fellow staff members from long ago. Am I getting old and nostalgic? Of course I am and I plan to enjoy every minute of it. God has blessed me with a wonderful family and with great friends. Why would I not be happy to enjoy them? Do some people send cards just because they got one from me? Of course they do. Do I send a card to someone because I got one from him or her? Of course, I do, so what?

            When all is said and done family and friends are what count. We can never repay all the blessings that we have received. God missed us so much that he sent his son Jesus to lead us home. He said, “I miss you. I miss out talks. I miss our walks. Please come home.” As I read your cards and letters I am reminded of what a great gift you are to my life. You are a gift from God and I remember the greatest gift of all.

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