This year let's be determined to focus on what is good in our lives - everyday - and give God thanks (even for the trials and hardships. They teach us spiritual toughness, if we allow them). It's one of the keys of living in faith and grace, by the Spirit. Thanks giving, rejoicing and trusting that God is working for our good in all things at all times - because he LOVES US and sees us as righteous in Christ. O yeah! Good News again. - You see, I even encourage and excite myself when I write of God's goodness.The alternative is to be sucked into a fleshy and worldly whirlpool of negativity that discolors everything and induces anger, self pity and robs us of life.

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Php 4:8 Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. Be blessed today and draw on the LIFE that is Jesus.