Thanksgiving 2015

Thanksgiving is just about my favorite holiday. It’s not just the food and family, but I always tend to reflect the most at this time of the year. It seems over the last five years or so, it seems like it’s the beginning of my year. So as we get ready to kick off my “new year”, I want to reflect on some of my past posts.

Reviewing old posts is always fun as it always amazes me to see where I came from and what I was thinking in the past (anyone that journals can attest to that).

But it’s also interesting to see that even though the years advance and life always brings changes, many of these posts topics and thoughts apply today as much as when they were originally written.

So here are some of my favorites from years past in no particular order:

Back in 2011, in my first full year of this blog, I wrote an article on What to Talk about at the the Thanksgiving table. The inspiration for this was an article from Planned Parenthood, about giving you a playlist for what to discuss with your pro-life family. I felt there were far more important things to discuss.

Skip ahead to 2013 as this blog was pretty much dead in 2012. 2013 was a pretty cold Thanksgiving here in northeast Ohio and as you can tell from the photos of my two posts at that time, we had snow. Despite not being a fan of winter, or snow in general, they are some beautiful pictures and I took the opportunity to talk about things that I don’t like, but God sees as good. I also took a look at how to be forgiving on Thanksgiving.
2014 was a prolific blogging November for me, most of the posts that month revolved around my enhanced passion for being thankful and showing my thanks by sharing with those less fortunate.

  • Year of Thanksgiving – My attempt to make a year full of Thanksgiving and not just keep it to a single day. I’ve had success and failures in my pursuit of this. I will talk more about this in the near future.
  • Live with Abandon – To kick of my year of thanksgiving, I talked about living with abandon. Again, some success and some failure, but pushing forward in this.
  • Do Something Amazing in Your Day – a seemingly simple prescription to live with abandon. Just do something amazing each day.
  • Putting God in a Box – One way to do and see amazing things every day, is to stop our tendency to put God in a box.
  • Thank You – My annual (sort of) Thanksgiving post. A simple but profound prayer.

What will 2015 bring in posts? Who knows. I don’t have a schedule of posts that I create, they typically come to me and minutes later I’m typing them out. Hopefully these posts from years past have inspired you to think about your Thanksgiving. I know I can’t wait to see where the kickoff to my year begins this time around.

Published by jasonlautzenheiser

Christ follower, Husband and father to 4. Software developer by trade, football / baseball coach on the side. I also develop games in Unity and Monogame on the side as well as tools geared towards gamers.

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