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Convener's Corner — November 2013

Remember to give Thanks…..

This is one of my favorite times of the year. As summer turns to fall, and ultimately to winter, life seems to slow down a bit. The hustle and bustle of the busy summer moves into the darker winter months; this gives us more opportunity to spend time indoors with family and friends. Our thoughts begin to turn to the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays. We start making decisions about where we will celebrate, what we will eat, and with whom we will exchange gifts.

One thing we must not forget is to give thanks for all that we have. No matter where we are in life or what our situation is, each of us has many things for which we are to be thankful. We truly are blessed. Our Via de Cristo ministry is also blessed. We have just completed two sets of weekends in which the lives of many were touched; and we have another weekend coming up in November. As our council meets, there is much excitement as to where this ministry is headed and the opportunities that lie ahead of us. Yes, we have much for which to be thankful, and we should not lose sight of this. At your next Renewal Group meeting, spend a few minutes talking about the things for which you are thankful and how you are going to share your blessings with others. Like so many things that we take on faith, the more we give away, the more we have.

Blessings to all as we come together as families and communities over the next couple of months.

"The chief purpose of prayer is that God may be glorified in the answer." – R.A. Torrey

Yours in Christ,

Bob Cedergren
Minnesota Via de Cristo Convener

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