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It is Thanksgiving week.  I love Thanksgiving…maybe it’s the food.  That is part of it, but I love the focus we place on our blessings.

Last week, my husband and I were having an extra crazy and chaotic week.  A sweet friend in our church called and said she was bringing dinner.   I was so thankful for her friendship and thoughtfulness and the really good soup.  What a blessing she was.

Tonight, I am spending some time with my daughter, her husband and grand-gifts #1 & #4.  The hugs, smiles and “will you play with me” are another blessing.

For Thanksgiving Day this year, we have the rare opportunity to have our children and grands together with my sister, brother-in-law and mom.  I can’t remember the last time we got to be together.  Another blessing.

There are so many times I am the recipient of gifts, acts of kindness and thoughtfulness.  I try to express my appreciation to everyone who makes an impact in my life.

But, do I express the appreciation where it is ultimately due?  It is important to let people know they are loved and appreciated, but even more important is to let our God know how much we appreciate all that he does for us – even through others.

In His Word, we are reminded that every good and perfect gift comes from Him.  In Philippians, Paul thanks God for every remembrance of those partnering with him in ministry.

So, as we approach Thanksgiving Day, are you expressing your thankfulness to those God is using to be a blessing in your life and are you thanking your Heavenly Father for them.  Are you allowing God to bless others through your life by being an extension of His mercy and blessing?

Let Thanksgiving Day be a day of thankfulness for our blessings, leading to the season of Christmas, a time to express our thankfulness for the ultimate gift.

Thank Him,


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One Comment

  1. Shelly Johns
    Posted December 10, 2017 at 9:31 pm | Permalink

    Hi Lisa. I am so glad that you are writing again. Thank you for reminding us to be thankful beyond the observance of Thanksgiving. I know that I can easily forget!

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