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Saying Thanks

November 21, 2019
By Joshua Stines


When it comes to the people for whom you are thankful in your life, when was the last time you told them you appreciated them? In the sixth-grade classes I teach, the students were given the challenge a few weeks ago to write a note to someone they appreciate. Several took me up on the challenge. 

“Thank you for teaching all I need to know about … life,” one student wrote to her teacher. “You are loved … Keep up the great work.”

Another student shared that one of her favorite things about her teacher was that she “shared life stories” with her students. 

As you can imagine, these simple notes made a huge difference. Upon receiving one of her notes, a teacher said that it provided her with “a smile that she couldn’t wipe off her face.” 

So, in the next few weeks as you think and reflect on the people for whom you are thankful, be sure to let them know. Who knows? It could make all the difference in the world. 

With that said, one of the things we are thankful for here at Cascade is our families. As a way to let you know how much we appreciate you, we are proud to announce that we are now offering RightNow Media to all of our Cascade families, a streaming library of Bible study videos. Here, parents can access daily devotions and helpful videos, from personal life situations to business and school-themed guides, to kids' videos. We hope you enjoy our gift and take advantage of all that RightNow Media has to offer as you seek to grow in your faith in Christ.