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Memorial Day 2015- don't forget to be grateful!

 Memorial Day is when we honor the men and women of our Armed Services who have made "the supreme sacrifice;" who gave their lives for their country. 

Especially these days, when Memorial Day seems nothing more than a time for cookouts and swim parties, we cannot be reminded often enough about how great a debt we owe our war dead. 

They gave up their hopes and dreams, families and friends. They submitted themselves to rigorous discipline—something I understand as a former Marine—24-hour a day duty, and placed their lives in great peril. "Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends." 

Their sacrifice should inspire in us a profound sense of gratitude. Gratitude for the freedoms we enjoy, bought with a price. And that gratitude should compel us to lives of service as well. Serving Christ, our neighbor, and yes, our nation. (Charles Colson)  

Isn't this what today is all about?  Have you all taken a brief moment to thank those who made your lives full of freedom!  It's God who makes everything possible, but it's the brave men and women who fought the wars for us that helped implement our freedom with their own lives!  It is an amazing sacrifice made by thousands of brave soldiers on our behalf, without even knowing who they are doing it for?  I GUESS WE OUGHT TO BE THANKFUL!

And Memorial Day is a great time for each of us to look into the examine our own lives. Are we living good lives in gratitude for all those who have sacrificed for us—including our men and women in the military, our families, our friends, and most of all Christ?  

And this Memorial Day, at the very least, thank those who have sacrificed for you and those you know who have served in our nation's armed forces. Maybe you'll do what I do when you see a guy or gal in the airport, at the store, wherever...walk up to them and thank them for their service.  ( Charles Colson)

Devo, Charlotte, Nicole, and T.J. enjoyed the WHOLE DAY AT HOME!  WOW!  They had a real New England feast ( there's that word again), including lobsters, clams, crabs, corn on the cob, etc,etc!  The Memorial Day celebration, however, was interrupted by a visit from the Fire Department, who said a neighbor had complained about the fire in the backyard!  I figure they were jealous that the gang was cooking a lobster boil in the backyard, and they were eating hotdogs!  Nicole and Devo had a great laugh ( they laugh about everything), but they still had to extinguish the fire!  They all enjoyed the day to its fullest, and that's what life is all about!  And that is exactly as Jesus would have us do!  It is He, to whom we owe ALL of our gratitude!

Know that the Lord, he is God! It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture. Enter his gates with thanksgiving, and his courts with praise! Give thanks to him; bless his name!  ( Psalm 100:3-4)

On this Memorial Day, give thanks to those who died for our freedom, the troops, and give thanks, also, to He, who died so that we would have salvation, The Lord Jesus Christ!  Goodnight, Dana