Everything listed under: Thanksgiving

  • The Giver

    I remember as a child, having birthday parties (at skating rinks no less), and getting wonderful presents from my family and friends.  But if you were to ask me, at the time, who gave me what present, I doubt I could have told you.  How easy it is to forget the giver, over the gift. God provides us daily with wonderful gifts, expressing His loving nature and desire to effect our lives in positive ways.  But are we guilty of seeing the gift over the giver?  Let me explain...

  • Obedience

    Ephesians 5:20-“always giving thanks for all things in the name of our Lord….” Can you give thanks in "all things"?  If today you are reading these words in a safe, warm, comfortable place, with healthy loved ones, the bills paid and strong relationships, being thankful is most likely a fairly easy task.  But what if tomorrow you lost: a loved one?  Or the ability to see?  Or your job?  Or you found out you had breast cancer?  Could you still be thankful? Being...

  • Acknowledgement

    Thanksgiving starts with acknowledgement of God and His greatness.  To have perspective and to understand my position and His provisions, creates a need for thanksgiving and perspective of grace.  It compels me to acknowledge God's goodness and His mercy on my life.  It propels me to a place of worship,and awesome recognition of how awesome God is, and how much I do not, and can not, deserve His blessings on my life. I am so thankful today the God has chosen not to give me what I ...

  • Thanks

    As we approach the Thanksgiving Holiday we have a wonderful opportunity to be thankful.  God has uniquely blessed each one of us with more than we deserve.  But how aware are we of His blessings?  Sometimes I wonder if true appreciation can come only from the absences of something (I hope not).  Let me give you a few examples:  How thankful are you today that you have sight to see the brilliant colors of Fall?  How much would you miss the sound of your children...