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Thought:

Look at life through the windshield, not the rear-view mirror.

Challenge:

Don’t dwell on the past, only use it to improve your future and those around you by repeating the good, avoiding the bad and sharing your blessings.

Reference:

Though your beginning was small, your future will flourish indeed.

Job 8:7 (NABRE)

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Thought:

Thanksgiving Day is a jewel, set in the hearts of honest men. Be careful that you don’t take the day and leave out the gratitude.

Challenge:

Start your Thanksgiving day with prayful gratitude to God for all his blessings. Remember to say a heart filled prayer before taking your knife and fork upon your Thanksgiving feast. And finally, leave this blessed day with prayer once again. Happy Thanksgiving – the TAGteam!

Reference:

Enter his gates with thanksgiving, his courts with praise. Give thanks to him, bless his name;

Psalm 100:4 (NABRE)

Courage – Daily TAGline

Thought:

There are no limits on what you can achieve with your life, except the limits you accept in your own mind.

Challenge:

God places no limits on what you can achieve – why do you? Think big, dream big and achieve big! With God all things are possible.

Reference:

Jesus looked at them and said, “For human beings this is impossible, but for God all things are possible.”

Matthew 19:26 (NABRE)

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Thought:

Faith grows in the field of uncertainty.

Challenge:

Nurture your faith each day by feeding it with prayer, scripture and praise. Do so, and you can be certain of a bountiful harvest of grace and love.

Reference:

V. Examples, Discipline, Disobedience Chapter 11 – Faith of the Ancients. Faith is the realization of what is hoped for and evidence of things not seen.

Hebrews 11:1 (NABRE)

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Thought:

Patience is a strong antidote to anger.

Challenge:

Practice patience. In times of anger or frustration, pause before reacting. You will find a calming effect and discover that you need not react in anger, but instead react with the peace that thoughts of Jesus bring to mind.

Reference:

Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give it to you. Do not let your hearts be troubled or afraid.

John 14:27 (NABRE)

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Thought:

The soul, while itself invisible, is vividly seen by what it does through the body.

Challenge:

Let your soul shine today. The kindness of your soul can pour out through a smile, a hug or a kind word to someone who is down.

Reference:

[And] be kind to one another, compassionate, forgiving one another as God has forgiven you in Christ.

Ephesians 4:32 (NABRE)

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Thought:

Once you choose hope, anything is possible.

Challenge:

Choose hope, which is a blessing from God, and your glass is not only half full, but completely full. Take this energy to extend hope to someone else today.

Reference:

Oh, that I might have my request, and that God would grant what I long for:

Job 6:8 (NABRE)

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Thought:

God thought about you before you ever thought about Him.

Challenge:

Before you were even born, God set forth a purpose for your life. He created you with intentionality. Through daily prayer, ask God to continue to reveal the purpose He intended for you.

Reference:

Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I dedicated you, a prophet to the nations I appointed you.

Jeremiah 1:5 (NABRE)

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Thought:

He who waits for God fails to understand that he possesses Him.

Challenge:

What are you waiting for? Believe that God and happiness are one, and put all your happiness in the present moment. Enjoy the moment.

Reference:

As they prayed, the place where they were gathered shook, and they were all filled with the holy Spirit and continued to speak the word of God with boldness. Life in the Christian Community.

Acts 4:31 (NABRE)

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Kindness – Daily TAGline

Thought:

Be the living expression of God’s kindness: Kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, kindness in your smile. – Mother Teresa

Challenge:

Begin immediately being kinder. It will have a multiplying effect that goes beyond your wildest dreams.

Reference:

The letter was sent by Elasah son of Shaphan and Gemariah son of Hilkiah whom Zedekiah king of Judah had sent to Babylon to Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon. The letter stated:

Jeremiah 29:3 (NABRE)