Thankful...

Happy Thanksgiving week! Growing up, I associated Thanksgiving with my grandmothers' cooking and homes.  It was time to be with family and cousins. After I was married and had children, Thanksgiving was one of my favorite times of the year because I could slip back into the comfort of being with extended family for the holiday. Bringing a dish to share and kids was like a mini retreat for me. Good food, family, cousins, and extra help made for a relaxing celebration. Many memories of food, laughing, crying (mostly kids!), movies, desserts, shopping, and late nights. Since our move to Pennsylvania, I put on my grandmothers' aprons during the holidays, and I cook! Thanksgiving looks a little different than it did in the past, but I think each year I am more thankful. God has blessed me greatly. This year I'm thankful for God's Word, and the hope it gives me and those in my life who ask for help. "Don't worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need,and thank him for all he has done. If you do this, you will experience God's peace, which is far more wonderful than than the human mind can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus." (Philippines 4:6,7) God tells us how to have peace, and part of the prescription is...be thankful. Take time this week to write out your thankful list.  

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