Day 4 – 23 Days of Thanksgiving – Put in your place

Last time I mentioned the city of Tiberias on the Sea of Galilee. Jesus was preaching near here when he made the statement in Matthew 5:14; You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. I can imagine Jesus talking and looking out across the Sea and seeing TiberiasContinue reading “Day 4 – 23 Days of Thanksgiving – Put in your place”

Day 3 – 23 Days of Thanksgiving – We’ll leave the light on for you

How many of you remember the commercials starting back in the mid 80s for Motel 6 that ended with “We’ll leave the light on for you”? That is one of those phrases and marketing campaigns that have stuck with American culture and some may say that in a meme without completely realizing where it originatedContinue reading “Day 3 – 23 Days of Thanksgiving – We’ll leave the light on for you”

Day 2 – 23 Days of Thanksgiving – Pass the Salt

One familiar phrase we often hear around the Thanksgiving table is “Pass the salt.” Just the right amount of salt will enhance the flavors of the dish already there. Today we see salt just as a condiment, but really not that far back in the past salt was so much more. Jesus says, we areContinue reading “Day 2 – 23 Days of Thanksgiving – Pass the Salt”

Day 1 – 23 Days of Thanksgiving – Traveling to Thanksgiving

I’ve said this many times over the years writing on this site, that Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays (read some of my older Thanksgiving posts). I’ve always loved the food, the smells, the gathering of family, in a way that is somewhat inexplicable. It feels me with a sense of tradition that IContinue reading “Day 1 – 23 Days of Thanksgiving – Traveling to Thanksgiving”

The Act of Thanksgiving

As we enter into November, we here in the United States begin to prepare for what may be MY favorite holiday, Thanksgiving. But what are we being thankful for and how are we being thankful through our celebration of this holiday. Thanksgiving, occurring in the fall, has some it’s most natural roots in those being thankfulContinue reading “The Act of Thanksgiving”

What does Christmas mean to you?

What does Christmas mean to you?  That’s a good question that is worthy of some time in thought these next few weeks.  We’ve just come off arguably the biggest shopping day of the year.  I admit, my wife and I did a little shopping on Friday.  No we didn’t shop at crazy hours and we didn’tContinue reading “What does Christmas mean to you?”

Thank You

One of the most touching, profound prayers I’ve ever heard uttered in my life went like this; Thank you. Yep, a simple “Thank You” to God, uttered by one of our pastors years ago.  Those two words, with so much meaning behind them.  I remember standing there with people filing out of the church aroundContinue reading “Thank You”

Year of Thanksgiving

As we begin this week where we celebrate Thanksgiving here in the United States, I see many participating in the week-long (or some do month long) posts of what we are thankful for.  I propose we do this year round, each and every day.  Why not?  We have so much to be thankful for.  In thisContinue reading “Year of Thanksgiving”