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Never Too Young for a Fishing Pole
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This week my grandson, Canyon, turns the Big 1!   This is our first opportunity to spoil him with gifts.  I got him his first fishing pole. I’m pretty sure he won’t actually fish with it, but he will beat things around the house with it for sure.  Of course he will enjoy the packaging as much or more than the gift itself.   The truth of the saying “it’s better to give than receive,” really come to life at times like this. 

While anticipating the party and watching him light up at the presents, I got to thinking. If I get so much joy out of my grandson’s joy, how much more joy must God have when we are joyful at what He has given us?!?  And, I wonder, how often does He give me the desires of my heart and I brush them off as if it is nothing?   It’s really makes me want to be sure I’m fully aware of His gifts to me and that I make sure I let him know just how thankful I am!

Jim Bouma

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    I have been with CRISTA Media for over 35 years. In addition to hosting weekday mornings, I'm the day-to-day guy as Operations Manager. Originally from Florida, I met my wife, Sharon at Dordt College in Iowa, and moved to her hometown of Lynden. I started working at PRAISE and haven't stopped! I have 2 boys; Hunter, and his beautiful wife Aimee (and their sons Canyon, Wyatt and Silas), and Chase, and his lovely wife Samantha (and their daughter Clarke).

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  1. StephanieL_3 posted on 08/05/2012 09:21 AM
    I agree. I'm going to start a blessings and testimonies book to record all the amazing things that God does for me, so when I'm feeling down I can look at the book and think, hey God is good to me.
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