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Keller: Holidays are perfect time to be thankful

As we approach the Holiday Season, many people, especially those who have lost loved ones recently or years ago, consider it the saddest time of the year.

It doesn’t have to be, unless you prepare yourself to be lonely, sad and miserable.

As Christians, regardless of the day or the circumstances, we should always be reminded of Nehemiah 8:10, “…Do not sorrow (be grieved) for the joy of the Lord is your strength.”

Having joy means to rejoice in all things and be grateful for everything, knowing that our Heavenly Father’s mercy is renewed every day and He is the God of all comfort.

Recently, I reflected on my dad and mom’s immediate families. They are all gone now, but I choose to remember all the happy times at the big family holiday gatherings.

Ready or not, the Holiday Season is upon us. Jeanne and I have decided to make it one of the most memorable of our lives.

We have a godly obligation to be an example for our children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. We will be thankful every day, not only on Thanksgiving Day.

We will celebrate the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ at Christmas, and New Year’s Day will be a reminder that every day is a new day and an opportunity to share Jesus with the people we meet.

If you have any questions or comments, please write Harold Keller at Get High on Life, P.O. Drawer U, Reserve, LA 70084, call 985-652-8477 or email hkeller@comcast.net.