Thanksgiving In Your Heart

Thanksgiving In Your Heart

This week in the USA on Thursday is Thanksgiving. I love, love this holiday. Family comes together and sometimes we only see them at this time and at Christmas. The smells and the food. There’s nothing like it. Coming around a fire as family members, a lot of times grandmas are cooking up a storm in the kitchen. In my home, it’s a little different, since we live far away from family and hubby can’t get away so we can go be with family. We have many traditions that we do.

I try my best to bring it here to our home. I think I’m doing pretty well. My kiddos are so excited and are counting down until Thursday. Crafts all over the place with more to come tomorrow. My oldest helps cook the meal and we watch the parade and listen to Christmas music, just like we’d do at my granny’s house. It’s a great time to be thankful and give thanks to God. Sure, we should be doing it all year long, but Thanksgiving is a great time to do it.

 

Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good. His faithful love endures forever! 1st Chronicles 16:34

What does this verse mean to you? To me it means to give thanks to God for everything. He’s good and knows us better than we know ourselves or our families know us.  I wonder if this might have been a verse they used for the First Thanksgiving. They had so much to be thankful for that year. Bringing them through the harsh winter, for their health, for the food they had to eat and so many other things. I’m sure they quoted many of the scriptures talking about being thankful.

I think it’s always good to sit down and name our blessings every so often, so that we don’t forget how blessed we are. Even through hard times we’re blessed, even though we might not feel it at the time. Strive to always have Thanksgiving in your heart.

What are you thankful for this year?

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Allyson Carter About Allyson Carter

Allyson Carter is an author who dips her toes into the suspense and romance genres in the Edgy Christian market. She lives in Indiana with her husband, four children and three cats, where she homeschools her children, three on the autism spectrum. You can find out more about her books on her website. She also has a personal blog at Faith and Homemaking

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