Worship in the Modern World

Praising God with the Best of the Past and the Present

Happy Thanksgiving!

I love Thanksgiving. It’s one of my favorite holidays and I think the reason it remains on the the top holidays in my mind is that it’s a pretty simple holiday. It seems that for the most part, the commercialism of Christmas and now Halloween have skipped Thanksgiving. There’s no push to send Thanksgiving Cards, there’s no Thanksgiving presents to buy or people going crazy putting up their Thanksgiving lights and decorations. No, this holiday has been left out of the commercialism that so many other holidays have embraced.

There’s nothing better than sitting down with family and friends and sharing a meal while reflecting on the blessings of life. I, like so many of you, have lots to be thankful for this year. While a lot of negative things have happened this year (car problems, $$ issues, family moving away, etc, etc…), there has been way more blessings than I could have deserved: great friends who actually care about me, family that’s still close – even though they’re 2000 miles away, and a terrific job that I absolutely love. Yes, my friends, I feel very blessed.

I hope that wherever you’re spending Thanksgiving this year you pause to reflect on the blessings God has poured into your life – however small) and take a moment to do what this day is all about – give thanks.

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