(to read the entire post click on the above title “THANKSGIVING”)

Part 1 What

Today before my husband and I bring out our Christmas decorations I want to slow down and share with you another holiday.  Thanksgiving falls on November 28 this year.  I do a minimal amount of decorations for Thanksgiving as you can see from the photos below.  While my Christmas decorations are possibly over the top, the way I celebrate Thanksgiving is equally as important but in a quieter, more subdued way. 

I assembled this display from garage sale finds and sales items. My craft design “GIVE THANKS” is on a block of wood salvaged from our deck repair.
This arrangement was purchased by my husband
at a church bazaar.
I believe all these items were purchased at garage sales.
I believe all that makes up this centerpiece was purchased at garage sales. The pumpkins were one dull color so I added some bright paint and scattered some autumn leaves.

Part 2 Why

Back in November of 2017 Liz, a precious member of North Shore Church, taught a Bible study of which I was a member.  Liz suggested that every day leading up to Thanksgiving we should come up with 5 things to thank God for. Thanksgiving came and went but I continued adding to my “thank You Lord” list.

Part 3 How

Perhaps you would like to make your own list.  Just get yourself a spiral notebook and beginning today recording at least 5 things for which you are grateful.  As you write these items down be sure to thank God for them.  

I thought about posting the list I made back in 2017, but your list will probably not contain the same people and things.  Nowadays I include who and what I’m thankful for in my daily prayers.  And during the day when I realize God has blessed me with someone or something I just thank Him right then.

Recently both Stacy and Glenda (my current precious Bible study leaders) made a comment that reminded me of the Thanks Giving list I had recorded and saved on my computer back in 2017.  They said, “What if we only had today what we thanked God for yesterday?”  Hope this question will motivate you to find a pen and notebook and start your own “thank You Lord” list.

Prayer

Lord I pray we will see everything and every person as a gift from You (James 1:17). Lord I pray we will continually give thanks to You (Ephesians 1:16). Lord I pray we will take time and thank You for all You’ve done, all You’re doing and all You will do for us (Ephesians 5:20). Lord I pray whatever we do, whether in word or deed will all be done in the name of Your precious son, Christ Jesus (Colossians 3:17).  In His name I pray.  AMEN.

Scripture prayed in the above prayer

James 1:17 Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.

Ephesians 1:16 I have not stopped giving thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers.

Ephesians 5:20 always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Colossians 3:17 And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.

Any thoughts, ideas, complaints, I can be contacted at dona@scripturecrafts.com