Therefore encourage one another and build up each other, as indeed you are doing. (1 Thessalonians 5.11 NRSV)One pastor says he is afraid to walk into his office on Monday mornings. He knows he will find an anonymous note. No signature, just an anonymous criticism of his church or of himself. Sometimes the content is serious. Most of the time the notes are concerned with petty complaints. One Saturday before Easter, there was a letter in the mail. It was an unsigned note that said, "Sunrise on Easter morning is at 6:05 a.m. not 6:30." The pastor wondered if the author of the letter understood that the purpose of a sunrise service is not to identify the actual moment of sunrise so much as to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus. Rev. Henry Ward Beecher one Sunday morning found an anonymous note with just one word written on it FOOL. That morning he held up the note to his congregation and said, "I have known many an instance of a man writing a letter and forgetting to sign his name, but this is the only instance I have ever known of a man signing his name and forgetting to write the letter." Our call is to build one another up in the Christian faith. Dear God, assist me and build me up in your understanding, so that I can build up others in their faith. Amen.

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I like that...signed his name without the letter, lol!!! Dear God, assist Sherie, & I that we may understand, & build each other, & all up in their faith. AMEN. You are truly a wonderful friend! Love you, Peg
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That was good.
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Thanks, Keep up the good work Sherie!!
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Thank you God for giving Sheri the words for this journal!!! I have been dealing with the popular \"Easter\" is a pagan holiday! An evil day! Can\'t we make any day evil or good? Can\'t we bless or curse on any day of the week. Can\'t we celebrate Christmas everyday just like the Shepperds and the wisemen because the greatest gift, the greatest lamb, the great I AM breathed his first breath! Can\'t I celebrate that death couldn\'t hold him in the grave. I will continue to celebrate every pagan day because My God created all of them and he rested, not because he needed to but because he wanted to admire us and aren\'t we beautiful worshipping him amd his resurrection at 5:00 am and at 6:00 am and you get my drift!
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High five sister!
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lol... thanks
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Thanks for sharing Sherie. I never knew that pastors get letters or notes like those. I guess I never thought about that- that makes me sad for those people. May doors open for you this week to share the gospel with someone. God bless.