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Thanksgiving This Year


Thanksgiving is a time we normally would gather with family and friends – maybe even extended family – around a turkey dinner feast.  However, this year, our normal has been changed and “life as usual” is probably un-usual!  At its core, though, Thanksgiving Day is all about having a thankful heart, no matter our circumstances. We shouldn’t lose sight of that!

We need to remember to focus on God and who He is and what He has given us -- including a Savior who is CHRIST THE LORD!  It has even crossed my mind that a couple of the greatest gifts this challenging year has given us are a new perspective on the things we’ve been taking for granted for too long and a new perspective on just how grateful we are for the simplest of things.  

Philippians 4:6 “Do not be anxious or worried about anything, but in everything [every circumstance and situation], by prayer and petition with thanksgiving, continue to make your [specific] requests known to God!”

This year, no matter whether your Thanksgiving looks the same or drastically different, let’s not focus on things that are missing.  Let’s express our thankfulness for all that He has and is blessing us with – even during this un-usual year.  And then, no matter how we celebrate, whether we can come together physically or not, let’s celebrate together God’s goodness!

A very blessed and happy Thanksgiving Day to you. I pray that this Thanksgiving fills your heart with joy and your prayers with thanks.  : )


You're exactly right. And thank YOU, Jane! And "Amen"!
As I was reading your blog, this came to mind. I Thessalonians 5:18 "In everything give thanks, for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you." In these days of evil and confusion, we need to remember who is always in control. (and thank Him for that) Thank you, Becky.

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