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Worthy Word Wednesday: How to Prepare for and Properly Celebrate Thanksgiving

on November 27, 2013

antique-cornucopiaI read two blog posts from truewoman.com that were just too good not to share–especially as Thanksgiving is tomorrow. I encourage you to not simply read my blurb but go to the links provided and read the whole article. It will be worth the few minutes of your time!

Five Ways to Make the Holidays More Peaceful by Elisha Galotti

Though the holidays are often a festive time full of family gatherings, they can also bring unique challenges. Family dynamics and relationships between extended family members bring joy—and hurt. Extended families are a blessing and it’s worth figuring out Christ-honoring ways to navigate these relationships. Even when it’s difficult, we love the people around us because God first loved us; our love for others flows out of the love we’ve known in Christ.

Here are five ways you can make the holiday season more peaceful. I offer these suggestions as someone who has failed many times, but I’m ready to try again!

When Gratitude Isn’t So Warm and Fuzzy by Erin Davis

The first Thanksgiving feast occurred in 1621. True, there were Indians there. History records that ninety members of the Wampanoag tribe were present. Of the 100 pilgrims who boarded the Mayflower in search of a new life, only fifty-three remained alive to eat the first Thanksgiving feast. . . . The first Thanksgiving wasn’t necessarily about celebrating abundance. It was more about celebrating God’s presence in the midst of great trial.

Enjoy the reads and have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Psalm 118:1 “Oh give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; for his steadfast love endures forever!”

{On Wednesdays, I share from a book, blog, or other resource some “worthy words.” I love to read, but my time for reading has been much decreased since the birth of my first child. I am encouraged when I am able to read snippets of precious truth as I come across them. Hopefully these few words will encourage your heart, as well as give you a resource for fuller reading as your time allows.}

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