2013-11-27 / ChatterBox

The Chatter Box

By Deborah Bennett

Thanksgiving will be celebrated this Thursday. Hopefully, we all are “thankful” every day for the many blessings of life.

Some of the things for which I am most thankful are: the gift of salvation and unconditional love, made possible through the sacrifice of Jesus Christ; my family who see me at my worse and love me any way - especially my grandchildren, who think I can do no wrong, they will discover different soon enough; my friends, who keep me laughing and lift my spirits; my health, others are no so fortunate; my job, which has provided for my needs and that of my family for almost 40 years; and my home, which is a safe haven from life’s storms.

There are also other blessings that I know I take for granted just because they are always there: my church family, warm sunshine, gentle rain, glowing moon, twinkling stars, good food, warm clothes, clean air, loyal pets and dependable vehicle. I can’t imagine life without any of these.

So, not only on Thanksgiving Day, but every day, I thank you, Lord, for the blessings of life! Happy Thanksgiving to everyone!

Celebrating birthdays this week are: Tracy Lambert, Wanda Dwight, Jacob Burke, Richard Lockhart Jr., John Kenneth Bragg, Sally Kirkland,Victor Sweat, Faye Black, Roy Cheney Sr., Tammy Troisi and Larry Thompson.

Celebrating wedding anniversaries are: Mr. and Mrs. Phil Cowart, Mr. and Mrs. Don Burke and Mrs. And Mrs. Larry Johnson.

Military Active Duty

Sgt. Christopher Hillis, U.S. Army National Guard, 214th Battalion, Afghanistan; E-4 Christopher Simmons, U.S. Army, Missouri; E-3 Ralphael Franklin Lovett, U.S. Army, Kuwait; E-4 Rhonda Lovett, U.S. Army Reserve, Augusta, GA; Airman First Class Aaron Comstock, U.S. Air Force, Shaw AFB, Sumter, S.C.; CSSN Bailey Alsobrooks, U.S. Navy, Supply, S-2, Sasebo, Japan; Justin Grey McBride, U.S. Army, 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, Ft. Sill, OK; PV2 She’nice Thompson, U.S. Army, 447th Charlie Company, South Korea; ; E-5 SSgt Roy T. Davis Jr., U.S. Air Force, RAF Lakenheath, United Kingdom and Major D. Slade Burke, U.S. Air Force, 733d Air Mobility Squadron, Kadena AB, Okinawa Japan.

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