The Fourth of July is upon us. The lake will be filled with people having a good time. There will be fire works around the town. Some people will travel to the beach, while others will cook out at home. As we reflect on this holiday hopefully we will use it as an opportunity to give thanks. Remember that God has given us all these things and much more. If we gather with family and friends, these are people whom God has given us to love and cherish. If there are conflicts within these relationships we are called to work to heal them.