Thanksgiving is probably my favorite holiday. It’s not because of the pecan pie or the indulgence. I love it for its simplicity of meaning—celebrating all we’ve been given–thanking our Creator God for our blessings, the fullness of life itself, and the joys of family, friends, and everything that makes life so rich.It may be the most untainted holiday we have. Christmas has become a buying frenzy and somewhere along the way, Christ was taken from its center. There’s an old saying when Satan can’t make you bad, he makes you busy. We get so big a “to do list” at most holiday times that we can’t slow down to really appreciate the greatest Gift we were ever given. I guess Thanksgiving has its football and gluttony, but truly it is about one thing—giving thanks. As we celebrate this Thanksgiving, you will be among the blessings for which I am so thankful. Let’s keep Thanksgiving pure, remembering Who has given us such amazing gifts as Christ Himself, and keep the holiday unadulterated with peripheral things. Here’s my slogan for last year’s campaign to reclaim Thanksgiving. Shall I start a Facebook cause group? I hope it catches on, first in my own heart. A most blessed and unhurried time of grateful hearts to you and your family this Thanksgiving.
Its my favorite Holiday too…no doubt. I can’t think Cohen will wait more than a couple of years to join the Turkey Bowl- but if I start thinking about that I will tearing up and that’s no good… they grow up SO (TOO) FAST
Nay you have a blessed day, full of thanksgiving to the One who is the only reason we should be grateful. Thank you for this great reminder. Getting ready to get my dishes ready to take to my daughters house. I have a long list of things to be grateful for and among them are the wonderful blog sites I have found where you and others write so well to share and express your faith. Blessings on you and your sweet family today…Blessings…Your sister in Christ, Mary Lou
Wishing you peace and a lovely Thanksgiving. Love Jean
Happy thanksgiving “)
In our culture, Thanksgiving has become miniscule compared to the time and effort spent on Valentine’s Day. So many people use the term Turkey Day and never call it Thanksgiving. I think it’s a real shame because the holiday is every bit as important to the Church as Christmas and Easter. Let’s reclaim it and remain in an attitude of Thanksgiving.
This is so true! We truly do have so much to be thankful for. I just wish it didn’t take a national holiday to remind me of the things I should be thanking God for daily. To that end, I truly thank God for you and your friendship. You have been one of God’s gifts this past year. Here’s to many more to come.
Thanks so much for this. Great post. You are right. Thanksgiving is a great holiday. A time with family and friends, good food, laughter, and most importantly, thanksgiving.
P.S. I like the new look.