More Than 'Just a Mom'

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When I was little and people would ask me what I wanted to be when I grew up. It varied greatly from year to year, or even month to month. Nurse (because in my young-2 or 3 year old- mind, nurses where girls as boys were doctors), doctor, marine biologist, artist, photographer, journalist, FBI agent…
Of course I also wanted to be a mom, but society says we should aspire to be more than ‘just a mom’, so I thought I needed to be more. Even in high school, I had a Sunday school teacher tell me I needed to be more than ‘just a mom’.
God has shown me a lot since then. He has given me a desire to train these precious little ones up in the way that they should go. To stay home with them.
Since becoming a mom, I have been asked a few times what I do. I don’t think I have ever used the words ‘just a mom’.
I feel like the greatest thing I can do for the Kingdom of God, and the world in general, is to raise our children according to the Word.
I have heard it said that

“Quality doesn’t happen without quantity.”

It is pretty true. If you try to force quality, often it does not happen. But if you are spending a lot of time with someone, those moments do happen, naturally.
Mama, chef, gardener, laundry woman, nurse, teacher, comforter, planner, coordinator, chauffeur….all titles I fill pretty much every day.
This is my mission field.
I almost skipped this prompt. Partially because I used my post on a Mama’s Mission Field in another Loft Linkup, forgetting about this, and I did not have any ideas for a meaningful post. But I ran across this quote and wanted to share.

“Those think that a woman detained at home by her little family is doing nothing, think the reverse of what is true. Scarcely can the godly mother quit her home for a place of worship; but dream not that she is lost to the work of the church; far from it, she is doing the best possible service for her Lord. Mothers, the godly training of your offspring is your first and most pressing duty.”

Charles Spurgeon

 

Another quote I love is often mistakenly attributed to C.S. Lewis:

Children are not a distraction from more important work. They are the most important work.

John Trainer, MD

In other news, I do not think I have posted about this yet, but…..
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Which means that I will not likely be able to do the big Home Blessing Box giveaway I had planned for November 3rd (International Homemaker’s Day), so I will be doing that sooner. I will keep you posted. Be sure to follow so you know when I get it going!
Facebook is also changing the way it does things for blogs, and with it being so hard to be seen in the first place (unless you pay to promote), I have made a facebook community to keep better connected with you! Please come and join us!
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The Funnies, a Loft Prompt

The memory of the righteous is a blessing, but the name of the wicked will rot.

Proverbs 10:7

The funnies, or funny pages, will always hold special memories for me.
Growing up, Granddaddy was my daddy really. My dad passed away when I was almost 2, and my mom did not remarry until  I was almost 9.
There was a period of time we lived with Grandma and Granddaddy. During that time, one of my favorite memories was the nightly reading of the funnies before we went to bed. Granddaddy would turn on his reading lap that clipped to the bed and read me the funnies. I can’t remember my favorite, but I remember the time spent with him. Him taking the time to read to me, though he was tired.
I miss him lots, but I am thankful he was my granddaddy.
 

6 Ways to Prepare for Missions Trips & Your Mission Field Mama

6 Ways to Prepare Your Heart for Missions @godschicki
Missions is something dear to my heart. That the nations would come into a relationship with God through Christ Jesus is a prayer of mine, daily.

Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous deeds among all peoples.

1 Chronicles 16:24

I may share about the past trips I have been blessed to have been a part of later.
When you are preparing to go into a mission field, what do you do?

-Prepare Your Heart.

Get In The Word
Dive deep into the Word, I recently wrote a series on Bible study and it’s importance that you can check out in the post Are You Feeding Your Soul?
We cannot teach or giveaway what we ourselves do not have.
Pray
Pray for a filling of God’s love and Spirit, so that it just overflows onto those around us, as a natural flow.

-Check Your Focus and Attitude.

Are you looking as yourself as going to bless people or to be a humble servant? I have heard it said that “Your skills and training are less important on the mission field than your willingness to avail yourself God’s will.”

-Know Your Audience

Many times we forget we have to go back to the beginning. Some people will have a simple concept of the Gospel and sin, some have been raised in church and “know” it, but increasingly we find this is not so anymore. With some people, we need to get back to basics. Who is God? What is sin? Who is Jesus?

-Be Flexible and Be Willing to Use What You Are Given.

You have your plan. You have prayed over it and feel peace about it. Satan is always trying to get us off track. What better way to shift focus than for him to throw a wrench into your plans? Pray that God would open your eyes to opportunities to minister, planned or not.

-Give Grace in All Situations

We must choose to see people and conduct ourselves as Jesus does and did. We must try to choose to see the best in them.
This grace does not come easily, nor naturally. It is something I pray for every morning. That the Lord would give me His eyes for those around me, that He would pour out His love on me so that it just overflows onto those around me. That He would give me patience for them as He is patient with me.

-Be Intentional

Pray that God would open your eyes to opportunities His give you during the day, and for word to say to make the most of those opportunities.


What if we take all of that, and apply that to your mission field: your kids and family.
If you have young kids,  you might not be going on a missions trip (though if you do, more power to you! It is awesome God has opened that door!). Your greatest mission ever, is to shepherd those precious little ones to Jesus.
Yes, we need to look for ways to reach the nations, but what if the best way to reach the nations is by starting with the small part of it under your roof?
Have you been on a missions trip?  Have you ever thought of your home as your mission field?
 
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It Is Finished

It Is Finished @godschicki

Then Simon Peter, who was behind him, arrived and went into the tomb. He saw the strips of linen lying there, as well  as the burial cloth that had been around Jesus’ head. The cloth was folded up by itself, separate from the linen.

John 20:6-7

In Jesus’ day, there was a way that a carpenter would let their client know that a job was done.
Picture a carpenter, dirty from working hard to complete a job. After splashing water over his arms and chest covered in sweat and sawdust, he grabs a nearby towel and dries off.
Folding the towel in half, and then half again, he places it on the finished work and leaves.
The message was understood by the person inspecting the work. It is finished. The work is done.
Imagine the message this conveyed to the disciples who would have been familiar with the tradition. Coming to the tomb on that Resurrection day, to see the cloth folded and set neatly aside.
It is finished.
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3 Ways to Help Listen to God's Voice

3 Ways to Help Listen to God's Voice @godschicki
This week’s Loft Prompt is Listen.
When I first read it, I thought of an experience I had at camp one year.
I think it was my first year as a counselor.
We set up an activity in the gym. Having lined up chairs in two rows, in a windy path. Gathering the campers on either side we explained the game.
The goal was for one camper to follow a leader’s voice through the windy path, around a few obstacles that had been placed after the camper was blind folded. The catch? We instructed the rest of the campers to yell at the one camper who was ‘it’. Nonsense or wrong directions around the course before them.
With their fellow campers yelling, the camper who was walking the path had to listen carefully for the leader’s quiet words.
This is such a great exercise to illustrate an important truth: as followers of Christ, we have to listen to God’s often quiet voice. Sounds easy, but when we get the world’s nonsense and contradictory voices loudly yelling at us all of the time, it gets hard.
I have worked with young kids for more than half my life now. It is so much fun when they begin to talk.
Often it is hard to tell what they are talking about though. Unless you spend time with them. The more time you spend with them, the easier it is to understand them.

“Very truly I tell you Pharisees, anyone who does not enter the sheep pen by the gate, but climbs in by some other way, is a thief and a robber. The one who enters by the gate is the shepherd of the sheep. The gatekeeper opens the gate for him, and the sheep listen to his voice. He calls his own sheep by name and leads them out. When he has brought out all his own, he goes on ahead of them, and his sheep follow him because they know his voice. But they will never follow a stranger; in fact, they will run away from him because they do not recognize a stranger’s voice.”

John 10:1-5

 
To listen to the quiet voice that God often uses, we must spend time with Him. To know His voice in the crowded lives we live, we must know how to listen.
Here are some ways we can ‘tune in’ to the Lord.

1) Spend time in His Word.

When we are filling our hearts and minds with God’s word to us, it is easier to recognize His voice.
Also, God will never speak to you and contradict His Word. If you know His Word, you can recognize voices that are not from Him. Remember, Satan know Scripture too and tries to twist it to tempt us, knowing the Word and context of verses is important.
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2) Run away from ‘stranger’ voices.

How often today do we run from ungodly things? I mean, really, when was the last time you put down a book because it got raunchy, turned off the TV because it was portraying things clearly against the Word of God, or changed the radio station because a song with questionable lyrics came on? I talk a bit about this in my posts, Lessons from the Garden and What Are You Eating
When we cut out unnecessary voices, it makes it easier to hear God’s voice.

3) Cut the busyness

This kind of goes along with spending time in the Word, but is slightly different to my mind. Be Still.
When we are going, going, going from one thing to the next, we get so busy we have a hard time hearing anything.
Taking time to be still in the Lord’s presence is important.
As a mom of two kids under 3, I know this is probably the hardest for me, but work hard to make it happen regularly. Night nursing sessions are a great time to just be still before the Lord. We are also working on having quiet times during the day. Time to turn off devices.
 
 

What do you do to help you listen to the Lord’s voice? Can you think of a time you know the Lord spoke to you? What did He say?

 

Scripture quotations taken from the NASB.

Getting Dressed A Loft Prompt

Edit: I thought this had posted the other day, but for some reason it was not showing up….
This week at the Loft, it’s a pot luck. I had an idea for a post, but I decided to share an older post. The issue with that is that I am also a host now, which means I need to let you know where to link up.
The post I am sharing is entitled Dressing for the Day, please take a moment to check it out.
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Welcome to The Loft!
We are a topic driven link-up, which means that we link posts that pertain to the topic of the week. Posts that are not on topic will be deleted. We will offer a month’s worth of topics each week so you can plan and prepare for a post that helps you enter into the conversation. Here are the topics for the next month:
January 27 ~ Pot Luck ~ You may link up any post, on any topic today!
February 3 ~ Family
February 10 ~ Love
February 17 ~ Contentment
Just a reminder that the link-up goes live on Wednesday morning at 5am and will stay live until the following Monday at 5pm. If you link up at The Loft, please do not link-and-run. We want to create conversation and community, therefore, we ask that if you linkup one post, please visit two others. There are some beautiful people who link-up each week, and visiting their posts is the best way to get to know them.
 
Now, it it time to get to today’s link-up. Our topic is Potluck. You may link up any post, on any topic today.
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Hope

This week our Loft prompt is Hope. It kind of goes along with my theme of Joy for the year.
It is because of the hope that I have that I can have Joy.
My thoughts on this topic have been a bit scattered. I have had a hard time trying to pin down any particular aspect of it.
As a Christ follower, my hope is in the Lord and His Word. (1 TImothy 1:1, 1 Timothy 4:10, Psalm 130:5, Lamentations 3:21-24)
God has made plan a plan for me, to give me a future and hope. (Jeremiah 29:11)
In this season of grieving, it is not as those without hope.  I will see loved ones who follow the Lord again. (1 Thessalonians 4:13-18)
This is a rather short and scattered post, but it is about all I can manage right at the moment.
I am, as always, excited to be hosting over at the Loft again, please join us and link up your posts on Hope.
 
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Welcome to The Loft!
We are a topic driven link-up, which means that we link posts that pertain to the topic of the week. Posts that are not on topic will be deleted. We will offer a month’s worth of topics each week so you can plan and prepare for a post that helps you enter into the conversation. Here are the topics for the next month:
January 20 ~ Hope
January 27 ~ Pot Luck ~ You may link up any post, on any topic today!
February 3 ~ Family
February 10 ~ Love
Just a reminder that the link-up goes live on Wednesday morning at 5am and will stay live until the following Monday at 5pm. If you link up at The Loft, please do not link-and-run. We want to create conversation and community, therefore, we ask that if you linkup one post, please visit two others. There are some beautiful people who link-up each week, and visiting their posts is the best way to get to know them.
 
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You will find the linky at the bottom of my post. Enjoy the fellowship at The Loft.
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Bible Study

Feeding Your Soul @godschicki
 

How can a young person stay pure?
    By obeying your word.
I have tried hard to find you—
    don’t let me wander from your commands.
 I have hidden your word in my heart,
    that I might not sin against you.

Psalm 119:9-11

While I would love to post the whole chapter,  that would be a lengthy post without me even using words of my own, so I highly recommend you take a few minutes to read it yourself.
Personal Bible study is crucial to a Christ follower’s walk. Think of it as food for your soul.
If we just go to church to be fed, we starve. Just think of what eating once or twice a week would do to your physical body.
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Having a consistent time of study has always been a struggle for me.  I wish I had the habit down. Now,  with small kids, it is even harder, but I need it more. This year I am striving to be more consistent in my time in the Word.
Giving yourself grace when you miss is important.  What would your physical body go through if you gave up on eating because you missed a meal? You might even just eat more the next time you get to.
Knowing Scripture is vital.

Put on the full armor of God, so that you will be able to stand firm against the schemes of the devil. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places. Therefore, take up the full armor of God, so that you will be able to resist in the evil day, and having done everything, to stand firm.

Ephesians 6:11-13

Our struggle is not against flesh. There is a spiritual battle raging for our hearts and minds and souls. How can we prepare to stand firm? What is the armor of God?

Stand firm therefore, HAVING GIRDED YOUR LOINS WITH TRUTH, and HAVING PUT ON THE BREASTPLATE OF RIGHTEOUSNESS, and having shod YOUR FEET WITH THE PREPARATION OF THE GOSPEL OF PEACE; in addition to all, taking up the shield of faith with which you will be able to extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. And take THE HELMET OF SALVATION, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.

Ephesians 6:14-17

In Matthew 4, we see that Jesus is tempted by Satan. What does Satan use? Perverted, or twisted Scripture.
Satan knows Scripture.  He twists it against us.
Jesus used Scripture here. Ever think about why? I mean, He was the Word made flesh. He could have said anything to Satan and it would have been The Word.
I think it is to show us how to handle Satan’s attacks.
Ephesians 6:17 says that our (one) offensive weapon is the Sword of the Spirit which is ….the Word of God.
Let us think about a sword for a moment. Can one simply pick it up and use it properly? You may be able to clumsily win a small battle, but when your enemy knows swords, you do not stand much of a chance. You have to KNOW your weapon. Satan KNOWS the Word. How can we know the Word if we do not study it?
In today’s culture, we can quote sports stats, or celebrities, play candy crush or other games for hours, but what about knowing the Word?

I will study your commandments
    and reflect on your ways.

Psalm 119:15

If we read and keep the word with us all day in our thoughts, it will become second nature. We will begin using it in our daily lives. It will spill over into our lives.

Your laws please me;
    they give me wise advice.

Psalm 119:24

Make me walk along the path of your commands,
    for that is where my happiness is found.

Psalm 119:35

Do you delight in the word? Do they please you? Is your happiness found in the Word?

My soul weeps because of grief;
Strengthen me according to Your word.

Psalm 119:28

I have been soul weary much of the past year, but when I delve into the World, it helps me to put things back in perspective.

Lord, give me your unfailing love,
    the salvation that you promised me.
Then I can answer those who taunt me,
    for I trust in your word.

Psalm 119:41-42

When I choose to believe and trust in the Word of God, when I KNOW the Word enough to trust in it, I can use it to answer Satan when he starts trying to get me down.
I have typed and erased and retyped this next bit, it keeps coming back, so I think it should be here.

This is the message we have heard from Him and announce to you, that God is Light, and in Him there is no darkness at all.  If we say that we have fellowship with Him and yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth;  but if we walk in the Light as He Himself is in the Light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus His Son cleanses us from all sin.

1 John 1:5-7

John does not mince words, does he? God is light and in Him is no darkness. If we say we have fellowship with him but still walk in darkness, we lie. We are hypocrites. But IF we walk in the Light, we have fellowship with believes and the blood of Jesus cleanses us.

Dear one, are you walking in the light today? How do we know what walking in light looks like if we are not in the Word?

If you have a regular quiet time, what are you reading in the Word?

This is a longer post than I usually like to do, but it is a topic I am passionate about!

Edit:
I have now finished this series! So here are the links to these posts that go together.
Feeding Your Soul-Why Bible Study is Important
Where Do I Start? Tips and Methods for Digging Deep
Bible Study Posts and Resources

I am once again honored to co-host the Loft Linkup.

Last week was so much fun reading about all the different words that the Lord has given us for 2016. Thank you for sharing!
Today’s topic is BIBLE STUDY ~ anything about Bible study…your favorite, the one that got all up in your business, the group with whom you study, your method…whatever floats your boat pertaining to Bible study is what we want to hear about today.
Come in, grab a cup of your favorite beverage, and enter into the conversation here at The Loft.
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Please remember that we are a topic driven link-up, which means that we link posts that pertain to the topic of the week. Posts that are not on topic will be deleted. We will offer a month’s worth of topics each week so you can plan and prepare for a post that helps you enter into the conversation. Here are the topics:
January 13 ~ Bible Study – the how, when, who, what and why of it
January 20 ~ Hope
January 27 ~ Pot Luck ~ You may link up any post, on any topic today!
February 3 ~ Family
Just a reminder that the link-up goes live on Wednesday morning at 5am and will stay live until the following Monday at5pm. If you link up at The Loft, please do not link-and-run. We want to create conversation and community, therefore, we ask that if you linkup one post, please visit two others. There are some beautiful people who link-up each week, and visiting their posts is the best way to get to know them.
Now, it it time to get to today’s link-up. Our topic is your Bible Study.
Enjoy the fellowship at The Loft.
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Peace & Christmas Memories

 
merry christmas (1)I have not been here as much as I would have liked to be in the past few months.
My granddaddy recently passed away.  He was diagnosed with an aggressive cancer a few short months ago. Finding the source was pointless. Chemo was pointless. He refused radiation. He went downhill much faster than we thought and hoped and prayed that he would. The predicted 6 months was only a bit more than 3.
My biological father died when I was a few days from turning 2. Granddaddy was really the only ‘daddy’ I had known until my mom remarried when I was 8.
We only live a few hours away, so our monthly visits turned into weekly visits at least. Sometimes more. We made it a priority to be down there as much as we could, and then some.
He walked with the Lord here on earth, and I have such a peace knowing he is walking with Him now. I do not mourn as one without hope. I know that we will see him again. That he is no longer suffering and is completely healed. Even before his diagnosis, he was not able to get out and work his garden like he loved to do. He was limited in what he could do, which was driving him crazy.
The hardest part in all of this is, I desperately want my kids to remember him.  Being 2 1/2 and 1 1/8 I know there is hardly a chance of that.
We have pictures and videos, which may just have to do.
My love of Christmas probably comes from Granddaddy. We had gone down Friday for an early Christmas with him on Saturday. He told my mom he wanted to rest up for it and that he was “looking forward to Christmas tomorrow”. He went to be with Jesus around midnight that night. The next day I found a poem he had written about Christmas and the greatest gift in the yard (mixed in with stuff that was going away). I may post that in the future.
Until the last couple of years, when his mobility was challenged, we waited for him to arrive to open our stockings and presents. The last couple of years we did open the stockings before he arrived, but waited for presents.
I remember my Grandma telling the story of their first Christmas without kids in the house. Granddaddy woke her up at 5 asking what it was like to sleep in on Christmas. She told him she did not know yet.
When I was little we used to drive around looking at Christmas lights. I loved the ones that went “Blinka, blinka”. He used to tease me about it every year as we saw Christmas lights begin to go up around the neighborhood.
Decorating the tree was a family event, both at our house and at Grandma and Granddaddy’s.
Christmas will be hard for me this year. This year has been chaotic to say the least, with many ups and downs. Spiritually, emotionally, physically and mentally. Through it all, it has been God’s peace and knowing He is Sovereign that has gotten me through it.
I wrote most of the rest of this several years ago. Okay, probably more than 10 years ago now that I really think about it. But I think it is perfect reminder for this season of my life, as it has been many times before. I have added just a bit.

For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given, and the government shall be upon his shoulders.
And he shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
                                                                         Isaiah 9:6

When I was asked to ponder what Jesus means to me, the first thing that came to mind was friend, and he is, but God’s been showing me in the past few weeks that He’s also my Prince of Peace.
  I got the song “I’ve got peace like a river” stuck in my head a couple of times in the past few weeks (and the only part I know is I’ve got peace like a river), and I was thinking about it the other day, rivers are peaceful, but they also go over rocks and hard places too.
  God’s peace isn’t what we normally think peace is. We think of peace as the absence of conflict, but God’s peace goes much deeper. His peace still a troubled mind and brings a calm feeling that no matter what happens, even when life is insanely busy, or you feel as though your world is falling apart, everything will be okay, because God is in control, overseeing everything.
During this hectic season, I pray that He would be your Prince of Peace as well.
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Overflow With Thankfulness

This time of year it is fairly common to ponder things we are thankful for. I am usually a glass half full kind of gal. I like to try to see the bright side and the best in people. I am human and I do fail a lot though.

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I was recently studying Colossians when I hit these verses:

And now, just as you accepted Christ Jesus as your Lord, you must continue to follow him. Let your roots grow down into him, and let your lives be built on him. Then your faith will grow strong in the truth you were taught, and you will overflow with thankfulness.

Colossians 2:6-7

(Emphasis mine)

Wow. Do you overflow with thankfulness?

When we put our roots into the Lord, into His Word, our faith is strengthened and our vision, our focus changes.

And let the peace that comes from Christ rule in your hearts. For as members of one body you are called to live in peace. And always be thankful.
Let the message about Christ, in all its richness, fill your lives. Teach and counsel each other with all the wisdom he gives. Sing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs to God with thankful hearts. And whatever you do or say, do it as a representative of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through him to God the Father.

Colossians 3:15-17

Devote yourselves to prayer with an alert mind and a thankful heart.

Colossians 4:2

(Emphasis mine in above verses)

When we let God’s peace rule our hearts, it’s a lot easier (note that I did not say easy, but easier) to be thankful, no matter what is going on in our lives. We know who is in control.

Be always thankful. Sing to God with thankful hearts. Whatever you do or say, do it as a representative of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God.  A thankful heart. Catch a theme in Colossians?

 Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus.

1 Thessalonians 5:18

Easy? No, but we were told this path would not be.

Dear brothers and sisters, when troubles of any kind come your way, consider it an opportunity for great joy.

James 1:2

Consider it an opportunity for great joy. Consider is more of a mental exercise than human nature. for it to become habit to look for the good, we have to consciously make that effort.

Why is it so important to have a thankful heart?

Do everything without complaining and arguing, so that no one can criticize you. Live clean, innocent lives as children of God, shining like bright lights in a world full of crooked and perverse people.

Philippians 2:14-15

The world is watching. If we do not have the joy of the Lord, why would they want to know Jesus? HIf we are always complaining. Always arguing. Where is the difference between the followers of Christ and the people of this worldly generation? Where is the light? The salt?

To do everything without complaining is a tall order, one I fail probably daily. Multiple times. Yet, I have found that if my heart is focused on Him, the more I give thanks, the more I overflow in thankfulness, the less room for complaints.

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