Pieces of Thanksgiving

While exploring the various celebrations of Thanksgiving in the U.S., I discovered I didn’t know actual facts.  If you are interested in the true meaning, read on:  Why we celebrate Thanksgiving

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Tomorrow many people will sit down with family and friends and share in the gifts of food, laughter and conversation.  Some are serving our country, working in public service, or it’s just their regularly scheduled shift and will have a warmed up plate at home.

Whatever and wherever you find yourself, the gift (meaning) of thanksgiving is much more than pumpkin pie and turkey.  The word “thanksgiving” is used 29 times in the bible, and over 156 times in conjunction with other words: “thankful” “thankfulness,” etc.

Psalm 100:4 Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name.

Psalm 26:7 That I may publish with the voice of thanksgiving, and tell of all thy wondrous works.
2 Corinthians 4:15 For all things are for your sakes, that the abundant grace might through the thanksgiving of many redound to the glory of God.

May this prayer be yours:

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Thanksgiving Pieces

In the U.S. we celebrate Thanksgiving on November 26th.  It is a day to gather friends and family together, share a meal, watch football, go to a movie, nap.

But like many major holidays, oftentimes the true reason for the season is forgotten underneath the pretty packages, music, traditions and favorite foods.

It should not be remembered as the day before the biggest shopping day, or the day of endless eating, but instead – gathering together as the pilgrims did once, after landing here — in their new home.

Click on this picture to read the history of Thanksgiving!

Psalm 100:4 Go through his open gates with great thanksgiving; enter his courts with praise. Give thanks to him and bless his name.

Psalm 7:17 Oh, how grateful and thankful I am to the Lord because he is so good. I will sing praise to the name of the Lord who is above all lords.
What are you grateful for?
I am thankful to have a Heavenly Father who knows me, I am grateful for my family, friends, and those I do not know – I pray for all.  I am grateful for the technology that helps keep me alive (pacemaker), and my sweet dog Max!