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Another Day In Paradise

I honestly love my life. Even on the tough days, I know I have it better than most. Tragedy strikes individuals and entire countries as the news has shown us again today. You are probably most like me and are enjoying the comforts of your American life: food will be on the table tonight, your family is safely enjoying a leisurely afternoon.

Complacency is an easy life. We can read the news and do nothing. We can even justify it to ourselves by saying, "There is nothing I can do." But I'd like to challenge you to think for a few moments longer and ask yourself if that is really the truth. Do you really believe there is nothing you can do?? What happened to the heart of our souls that believed we could do ANYTHING? Or was that just a belief that you could do "anything" that would make you happy? Or successful? Or well-known?

Do we really believe that our comfortable lives are more valuable than those who have lived or will live through suffering? Do we think we are making the world better for our children by being passive and unaffected by wrong in the world? The odds are that nothing you will do to help another today is going to cause you to risk your life. But it could change a life. It could give life... and hope.

Moms, you know the strength you have inside, because that is what keeps you going when the sleeplessness or helplessness of raising children becomes overwhelming. Will you take the time to teach them what is most important?

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This Psalm has been blessing me. I pray it will bless you too. Thanks to BibleGateway.com 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