As we enter into this new year and finish the holiday season, please remember that not everyone has had the blessing of good cheer and joy the past few weeks. Life does not stand still for the bountiful beauty and love that is expected during Christmas. Several families have been hard hit with health issues, death, and financial blows. Take a moment to reflect and offer thanks for the small blessings (warm home, health, the laugh of children, a full bell) that are ours. Once you are done with your thanksgiving, take a moment to pray for your neighbor and your community. Hope abundance comes to them more than you wish and want for yourself.
This column is written with the desire to encourage prayer in the lives of Trinity's congregation, friends, and family.