I am taking a moment to give thanks to God for the many blessings He has bestowed upon us. In the midst of difficult times, we still can claim the joy of the hope that is within us. We have the peace that passes all understanding because we have given everything in our care, custody and control back to Him who gave it to us. We'll try to be good stewards with them in the mean time.
I also am thankful that Rachel Eaton came to the colonies from Britain on the Mayflower, where she met and married my ancestor, James Ramsdell. They had one child, Daniel, from whom my family clan has come. Tragically, she died in childbirth. Maybe she is smiling down from Heaven, knowing that through her only son an outstanding line of Ramsdells have gone forward.
And may we remember at this time of the year - and always - the only begotten Son of God, through whom we sinners, because we believe in Him, are able to enter the family of God.
Thank you, Almighty God, the Father of all,
for my godly heritage.