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I would like to wish you and your a very Happy Thanksgiving.

As we prepare for our annual Thanksgiving meal, I’ve been contemplating about the things I am thankful for in my life. The list grew longer as I thought about, because we have so much to be grateful for.  However, I’d like to share with you just a few of them this day.

1. God

Enter His gates with thanksgiving and His courts with praise; give thanks to Him and praise His name. -Psalm 100:4

2. Family & Friends

Every time I think of you, I give thanks to my God. Whenever I pray, I make my requests for all of you with joy… Philippians 1:3

3. Health

4. Shelter, warmth & security

5. Food & clean water

6. Clothing & shoes

7. Workplace & community

8. Hot showers

9. Chocolate & mochas

10. And for our readers like you…

What are you thankful for? I’d love to know.

Blessings, Rebecca

Thanksgiving Meal

 

groceries

With Thanksgiving approaching, I have another story that I’d like to share with you.

Seek the Lord and He shall give you the desires of your heart. –  Psalms 37:4

Thanksgiving Day arrived. I looked forward to feasting with my brother and sister-in-law at their new house.

My then three-year-old daughter called me into her room. “Mommy, I don’t feel good.”

“Let’s check your temperature honey. Ah, you have a fever. Get some sleep sweetheart.”

Regrettably, I had to  inform them we wouldn’t be joining them this year.

What am I going to prepare for our Thanksgiving meal? I had my heart set on eating a honey-baked ham, sweet yams and bread rolls. Yet, I had none of these ingredients in my pantry, nor were any stores open due to the holiday. Although, I did have a pumpkin pie I baked the night before.

A few minutes later,  someone knocked at our door. To my surprise, it was our neighbor standing there. She handed me a large paper sack. “Here are some goodies for you and your family. Happy Thanksgiving,” she smiled.

“I don’t know what to say. Thank you so much!”

We walked into the kitchen and I plunked the sack on the counter. As I rummaged through it, I couldn’t believe my eyes. I pulled out a honey-baked ham, sweet yams and bread rolls. Wow!

“You are not going to believe it Natalie, but this is exactly what I had my heart set on eating with my brother and his wife this year. However, we weren’t able to join them, because Alicia is sick,”

“God is good, Rebecca. I was at the grocery store earlier, and the Lord placed on my heart to purchase these exact three items for you.”

That evening, my husband, son, daughter and I savored a delicious Thanksgiving meal together, and thanked God for his many blessings.

To this day, it amazes me how God stirred her heart to give us the precise groceries I desired.

Thanksgiving is a time of giving thanks. Do you have a time in your life when your were thankful? Please share with us by commenting below.

Thanksgiving Dinner

 turkey

As Thanksgiving approaches, I wanted to share a wonderful story I will never forget.

And my God will supply all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus.

– Phillipians 4:19 NASB

On a crisp Thanksgiving morning in 2012, I awoke to my four-year-old daughter crying.

“Mommy, I don’t feel good.”

“Uh oh, you have a fever. Get some rest sweetheart.”

Now, what will I serve my family for our Thanksgiving dinner? After all, we were invited to eat at my brother and sister-in-law’s house.

I phoned Greg, “Sorry, we can’t make it this year. Alicia has a fever of 101.”

“No problem Sis. I hope she feels better. We’ll get together soon.”

I cuddled up on the couch with my six-year-old son and husband to watch the holiday parades.

A few hours later, there was a knock at our front door. Who could that be?  To my surprise, Greg and Connie stood there with arms brimming with bags.

My jaw dropped, “Hi, what are you two doing here?”

“We thought since you guys couldn’t join us for Thanksgiving, we’d join you.”

That afternoon, we feasted on turkey and all the trimmings and fellowshipped. It amazed me how they drove sixty miles to share a scrumptous meal together.

There is so much to be thankful for this season. What are you thankful for?