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Thank Therapy

As a football fan I lament the looming NFL strike that threatens the 2011/2012 season.

From time to time I take out my musical Hallmark card that plays the “Monday Night Football” theme song, close my eyes, open the card and think good thoughts about the NFL owners and players.

There are many things in life that can cause us to be disheartened, things far more important than the threat of overpaid athletes skipping a competitive season. We can spend all our time thinking, contemplating and worrying about these things, which won’t change a thing, or, we can take the Apostle Paul’s advice in Philippians 4:6-8.

Jim Burns, author, speaker and President of HomeWord, spoke at our church a few years ago, and talked about putting into practice something he called, “thank therapy.” Every morning he writes down 10 – 20 things he is thankful for such as his health, his wife, his kids, etc. Jim said this helps him to begin his day in the right frame of mind. It’s a good reminder that even in the turbulent times we live today, there is still much to be thankful for.

As for me, I’m thankful college athletes can’t go on strike.

Pastor Mark Turner

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