What Goes Best with Turkey and Pumpkin Pie

thanksgiving-table-423560-mDo you know what is even better than being thankful?

Being thankful brings many benefits, including improved health and better relationships. But there is something even better than being thankful:
giving thanks.

Many Americans will take a moment to be thankful this coming Thursday. Perhaps they will even list several things which they appreciate. But there will be fewer Americans who actually give thanks, who actually acknowledge and say, “thank You” to our Creator and Sustainer.

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Gratitude creates joy,  but an even greater joy comes when we move our eyes from our gifts to the Face of the Giver. Instead of merely liking our gifts, let us thank and adore the Giver of every good gift.

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from Psalm 100 (The Message):

On your feet now—applaud God!
Bring a gift of laughter,
sing yourselves into his presence. …

 Enter with the password: “Thank you!”
Make yourselves at home, talking praise.
Thank him. Worship him.

For God is sheer beauty,
all-generous in love,
loyal always and ever.

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I misspoke on last week’s prayer call. We will not have our usual “Fighting on Our Knees” this week on Thanksgiving Day. If you missed last week’s call, you can listen to the conversation and prayer with Vicki Rose HERE.

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4 thoughts on “What Goes Best with Turkey and Pumpkin Pie

  1. Dearest Tami, Thank you, for adjusting my eyes again, to what is not seen and away from things that are temporary<3 I read your article and it is the only way to Joy. Giving thanks for our Savior, first and foremost! It also hit me over the week-end, "Thursday is Thanksgiving" 🙂 Thank you so much for sharing on "Manna for Marriage" I love you and want to wish you and yours a Wonderful Thanksgiving! Love to your Mom and Dad. I hope they are doing well! We will meet again next Thursday if not before. 🙂
    Much Love, Marge

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  2. Yes, changing the perspective really hits home. GIVING thanks.
    That is what the pilgrims no doubt did on the very first Thanksgiving. What a humbling and truly grateful time that MUST have been Giving thanks to the giver and sustainer of all life.
    Thank you for this timely change of perspective as we gather our thoughts about who and what He is and what He has done for all of us.
    Giving Big Thankful Hug to you my friend

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