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Thanksgiving quandary: roast turkey or lame duck (standard:Inspirational stories, 910 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Nov 14 2010Views/Reads: 1603/771Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
My father used to tell me anything worth doing was worth doing right the first time. If you have time to do it the second time, you have time to do it right the first time.

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First, I need to find things that are worth doing in the first place.
How much time I have wasted on things not really worth my time or 
effort is beyond my computation. Like my wife, I need to be a little 
more picky about the things I choose to do. Not everything is worth my 

Second, those things worth doing certainly deserve my best efforts. If I
have to redo something, it means I'm not putting my best effort into 
the project. And at my age, I don't have time to waste on things that 
are not worth my best effort. 

Third, there is no finer satisfaction than a job well done. 

I never understood this until recently. In the middle of our
Thanksgiving dinner when everybody is enjoying the food and 
complementing the chef, my wife is sitting in her chair smiling. I 
never knew why until now. 

This must be how our heavenly Father felt with Jesus at his baptism.
"And the Holy Ghost descended in a bodily shape like a dove upon him, 
and a voice came from heaven, which said, Thou art my beloved Son; in 
thee I am well pleased. (Luke 3:22 KJV). The best way to celebrate 
Thanksgiving is to recognize the wonderful work God has done for our 
salvation, which did not come without the ultimate cost, the sacrifice 
of His Son. This was done once and for all. 


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