What am I Thankful For?

It’s Thanksgiving week and while this has been a rough year (rough couple years really), with the pandemic, my health issues, and a lot of other stuff going on around the world, it’s often tough to remember we have so much to be thankful for. I’m gonna list some of the things I’m thankful for.Continue reading “What am I Thankful For?”

Day 23 – 23 Days of Thanksgiving – Happy Thanksgiving!

Well here we are, having traveled the road together for 23 days as we headed towards this day. This happy Thanksgiving Day! I wasn’t sure how this journey would be traveled as I started on this series, but I knew the destination. I knew that 23 days after I started, whether I wanted to orContinue reading “Day 23 – 23 Days of Thanksgiving – Happy Thanksgiving!”

Day 22 – 23 Days of Thanksgiving – Last Minute Preparations

How many of us on this day before Thanksgiving are doing last minute shopping, food prep or just cleaning up for the big dinner tomorrow? I’m like many of you, I’m sure, in that I tend to procrastinate on things until the very last moment. I was leading our small group Bible study this lastContinue reading “Day 22 – 23 Days of Thanksgiving – Last Minute Preparations”

Day 21 – 23 Days of Thanksgiving – Chaos at Thanksgiving

We’ve been doing Thanksgiving at my parents home for quite a many years. Lots of people crammed into a smaller home. Kids and adults alike, it can be a bit chaotic, but I love that chaos. Nothing like having family together, even when we have different political beliefs, different stages of our lives, different religiousContinue reading “Day 21 – 23 Days of Thanksgiving – Chaos at Thanksgiving”

Day 20 – 23 Days of Thanksgiving – Doing Life

I love our small group. We started off as a group of three couples with a total of 8 children a little over two years ago. While we are all in the same community, we go to different churches. Since then we’ve grown to 5 couples and 14 children of the regular attenders. We comeContinue reading “Day 20 – 23 Days of Thanksgiving – Doing Life”

Day 19 – 23 Days of Thanksgiving – Become Like Little Children

Having missed a few Sunday’s at church, I’ve been trying to catch up on the sermons. This morning I chose one entitled ‘Neighborhoods that Connect’. Please watch it as it’s quite good, but I will give some of the highlights and my thoughts in this post, all credits for the original material go to theContinue reading “Day 19 – 23 Days of Thanksgiving – Become Like Little Children”

Day 18 – 23 Days of Thanksgiving – Friends of Outcasts

So as I’m preparing for a small group Bible study I’m leading at our house this weekend, I come across the story of Zacchaeus the Tax Collector as told in Luke 19. Some thoughts came to mind in how these verses play well into the theme I have going on in this series and I’dContinue reading “Day 18 – 23 Days of Thanksgiving – Friends of Outcasts”

Day 17 – 23 Days of Thanksgiving – Yes we are Thankful

So here we are, less than a week to Thanksgiving and 17 days into my series on Thanksgiving. You may have noticed I’ve not mentioned Thanksgiving a ton in this series. While that was not intentional by me, I feel it was intentional by God. When I was planning out this series, I had notesContinue reading “Day 17 – 23 Days of Thanksgiving – Yes we are Thankful”

Day 16 – 23 Days of Thanksgiving – Do you check out?

It can be so easy to keep our faith on the inside. Religion is an inherently private affair. It’s a personal relationship between God and us. It’s easy to avoid the conversation, because it can be awkward at times or people may become hostile towards you. When you try to avoid those situations we canContinue reading “Day 16 – 23 Days of Thanksgiving – Do you check out?”

Day 15 – 23 Days of Thanksgiving – Why Give Thanks to God?

During this time of Thanksgiving, we often list why we are thankful. So many things, but one I think we as Christians have in common, is giving thanks for a loving God. Typically we give thanks to someone who has giving us something or done something for us. And certainly God has given and doneContinue reading “Day 15 – 23 Days of Thanksgiving – Why Give Thanks to God?”