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Labor Day Longings

I'll confess, even though school has just started I'm already excited for a long weekend! Labor Day is such a fun weekend even if it just means hanging around the house. In the Denver-area, it can definitely mean a trip to A Taste of Colorado, a high-country hike and picnic, a BBQ with friends and family, or maybe even lounging poolside one last time.

Maybe this weekend will be a chance for you to reflect on thankfulness of having a job, the gift of a family who you love to work hard for, or a body healthy and strong enough to enjoy some yard work.

Whatever you do - make it memorable. Remember to enjoy yourself. If walking downtown sounds like a drag, don't bother. If a BBQ is too much work, go out instead. When it comes down to it, you only get some many free days in the year. Do something the whole family will remember and enjoy. A few special snacks for a ride in the car will make even a regular trip up the mountain special. Go ahead and pick up a few clearance water toys for a little extra excitement for the kids (come on, you know you love them too) whether you're in the backyard or at the pool.

Any Labor Day traditions you'd like to share? Be sure to post them here.


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Psalm 16

This Psalm has been blessing me. I pray it will bless you too. Thanks to for making it so easy to share these beautiful words with you.16 Preserve me, O God, for in you I take refuge.
2 I say to the Lord, “You are my Lord;
I have no good apart from you.” 3 As for the saints in the land, they are the excellent ones,
in whom is all my delight. 4 The sorrows of those who run after another god shall multiply;
their drink offerings of blood I will not pour out
or take their names on my lips. 5 The Lord is my chosen portion and my cup;
you hold my lot.
6 The lines have fallen for me in pleasant places;
indeed, I have a beautiful inheritance. 7 I bless the Lord who gives me counsel;
in the night also my heart instructs me.
8 I have set the Lord always before me;
because he is at my right hand, I shall not be shaken. 9 Therefore my heart is glad, and my