Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Giving Thanks


1828 Definition (from Noah Webster’s dictionary)


THANKSGIV'ING, n. The act of rendering thanks or expressing gratitude for favors or mercies.

Every creature of God is good, and nothing to be refused, if received with thanksgiving. 1 Tim.4.
1. A public celebration of divine goodness; also, a day set apart for religious services, specially to acknowledge the goodness of God, either in any remarkable deliverance from calamities or danger, or in the ordinary dispensation of his bounties. The practice of appointing an annual thanksgiving originated in New England.


No, Thanksgiving isn’t about football, overstuffing OURSELVES (and sometimes the turkey), or even Charlie Brown….although there is nothing wrong with those things. Thanksgiving is about GRATITUDE to our Lord for his favors and mercies….thankfulness for the people in our lives that also show us favor and mercy….a time to reflect on how WE can show favor and mercy to others….EVERY day!

Have a wonderful, blessed Thanksgiving!!!



P.S. Jump on over to Stormy Hen Holidays to see how I prep for a less busy….less stressful Thanksgiving Day!

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