Faithful Friday – Thanksgiving

Can you believe that Thanksgiving is right around the corner?  I’ve asked myself that question several times over the past week!  Yet I’d be the first to admit that I’m so busy with Christmas activities and decorating, that I’ve almost glossed over Thanksgiving completely.  Don’t get me wrong.  I’ve got my menu planned.  I’ve got my tablescape put together.   I’ve even got the turkey and the peanut oil for deep frying.  I’ve already mixed up mom’s deep fried turkey rub.

Because we have so many church and family activities during the month of December, a couple of years ago I started decorating my house for Christmas a week or two before Thanksgiving.  I decorate the church the day after.  I can remember a time when it was just plain tacky to decorate this early.  Of course, that was before Christmas decorations started appearing in stores before Halloween!  Since Christmas is my favorite holiday, I get to enjoy the decor a little bit longer.   Because as soon as Christmas is over I’m ready to put it all away and I’m pretty much done with winter.  Bring on spring.

But let’s rewind back to Thanksgiving.  I enjoy preparing the requisite large meal and equally enjoy eating my share of it.  And as we gather around the table, before we dig in, we take turns telling one thing we are thankful for.  The grand kids really get a kick out of it.

On this faithful Friday, I’m thinking about my Thanksgiving Day menu, which pretty much stays the same each year.  Desserts sometimes vary.  I’m thinking about my grocery list, but I’m also taking time to thank God for the simple things in life – for the very air I breathe.

You give me life
You give me breath
You give me a heart to love You with
All I can do is worship You – Shane & Shane

I’m glad we celebrate Thanksgiving! But I think it should be a way of life, not just a celebration once a year.  Of course, I sure do love my cornbread dressing and cranberry sauce.

What are you thankful for today?Children's Table1

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  1. I am thankful that we live in a free country (yet) and are allowed to serve God. Thankful for friends and family!

  2. I’m thankful that God sent Jesus to save, heal and set us free from the power of darkness! I’m thankful for my family and friends, to be able to live in a free country, my Faith Kidz, and to be able to eat your wonderful cooking on Thanksgiving Day!

  3. Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows. James 1:17

    I’m thankful God never changes.

  4. Beautiful post! I have SO much to be thankful for…it would take over your post LOL

  5. I am thankful for family and friendships which carry us through. I am thankful for Salvation, mercy and forgiveness. I am especially thankful to have been born in the greatest country in the world and be able to celebrate that with the Thanksgiving tradition originated by the Pilgrims who paved the way for me to be able to state publicly that I am thankful for salvation, forgiveness, and mercy!

  6. I am thankful for the kind sharing that can occur via the internet.

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