A Thanksgiving Message from Chaplain Rhonda

Dear Good Shepherd Families,

Wherever your heart is, your family is. This holiday will be celebrated differently for many, and that change is just part of what we need to do this year for the sake of our family and friends. I urge all of us to enter into the week with hearts full of thankfulness. 

May the peace of God surround you this Thanksgiving and always. May this coming week transcend into a glorious time for rest and renewal for all. May we look at the FLIP side of Thanksgiving.

Happy Thanksgiving,
Chaplain Rhonda

The FLIP Side of Thanksgiving: Be Thankful

Be thankful that you don't already have everything you desire.
If you did, what would there be to look forward to?

Be thankful when you don't know something.
For it gives you the opportunity to learn.

Be thankful for the difficult times.
During those times you grow.

Be thankful for your limitations.
Because they give you opportunities for improvement.

Be thankful for each new challenge.
Because it will build your strength and character.

Be thankful for your mistakes.
They will teach you valuable lessons.

Be thankful when you're tired and weary.
It means you've made a difference.