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Can you believe it's Thanksgiving this Thursday. And for my Sandwich Generation family, Christmas is speeding up as well AND multiplying, with one Christmas get-together next Sunday, another the week after, and another on Christmas day itself! 🙂
Today, I wanted to take a minute to stop before the festivities begin and just be thankful to God. It's so easy, isn't it, for that to get overlooked a bit when everyone gets together? We can get so caught up in the busy-ness of the celebration, the excitement at seeing long distance family, not to mention, the catching up on the various health issues we may all be dealing with! A very MARTHA time, so to speak.
So before it all starts, let's take a quiet MARY moment, praise and thank God for all His many blessings and joys, and revel in some sweet and thankful praise and worship music.
I have a special one for all of us baby boomers who might remember the TV show Growing Pains. Kirk Cameron was the oldest son on that show. The series is long gone, but Kirk is still around, and, most exciting to me, sharing his love of God with so many in a wide variety of ways, including music. Using one of my Smilebox eCards Creations, enjoy him singing Now Thank We All Our God with Scott Krippayne from their album, Exalted Worship.
Such lovely Christian encouragement from brothers and sisters in Christ – past and present. And such a great way to start this week of thanking our God! As the Psalmist wrote, "The LORD is my strength and my shield ; My heart trusts in Him, and I am helped ; Therefore my heart exults, And with my song I shall thank Him."
I pray you will all be blessed this week of Thanksgiving with family joy and fun. And if your holiday is quieter – due to health issues or grief due to the loss of a loved one, I pray for God to wrap you in His arms of love and comfort you in a special way. Thanksgiving blessings to you all.
P.S. Next week is the first Sunday in Advent. Once again, SandwichINK is joining up with Floss at Troc Broc and Recup along with Charlotte at Spiritual Sunday, to add sweet Mary moments of focusing on Jesus – the blessed Reason for this Season – during the Martha fun of Christmas time. Each Sunday I will be sharing a special Christmas carol that is new to me, and perhaps to you as well. On Wednesdays, it will be fun and cute country clipart with encouraging Bible memory verses for the children in AND out of our Sandwich Generation families, as well as ourselves. We'd love to have you join us! 🙂