The fireplace is glowing. The turkey is roasting. The pies are cooling. And the guests will soon be arriving.
This sets the scene for so many of us today, as we gather with our loved ones around a table of plenty and offer up our thanks for the blessings that we have all received. It is a wonderful day to celebrate the goodness of our Father and share in love and memories with our loved ones. It is a day to rejoice. To celebrate. And to remember.
The writing team here at LACED WITH GRACE will be sitting down to our own feast sometime today. Each of us live in a different town, even different states, but we all share a kindred spirit with one another and a special appreciation for each of you, our readers! We would like to take this time to just say THANK YOU to all of you who so faithfully tune in Monday thru Friday to share with us as we write from our hearts. We also give honor and praise to the One Who inspires us and spurs us on…Jesus Christ, Who is the reason we are able to give thanks.
So from our Thanksgiving table to yours, all of us here at LWG wish you and yours a very blessed THANKSGIVING!
FROM NORTH CAROLINA… “This Thanksgiving, I’m thankful for becoming keenly aware of God’s presence by searching for God in the moment. Sometimes the moments have full of joy. Sometimes the moments have difficult to accept. They’ve both come from His hand so I can experience the truth that He is enough.” –MARSHA
FROM SOUTH CAROLINA…‘This Thanksgiving,I am savoring the fact that my children are still all under one roof (only one more year probably). I’m thankful for that roof, the family God has made us, and that cooking and eating together carves an all-five-senses memory deep into our lives. Happy Thanksgiving, all.” – DAWN
FROM FLORIDA… “What a tremendous joy it is to be living in a day with such awesome opportunities to share the love of Jesus Christ with the world! I used to have a Mary Englebreit t-shirt that read: ‘Life is just so daily’. I thought it was cute–but as I reflect on those words in a spiritual context, I change it up: ‘His benefits and blessings are SO daily!’ (Psalms 68:19) Thank you faithful readers for joining us on this journey of daily benefits and discovery of the truths that God would have us know!” – ANGIE
“This Thanksgiving, I am thankful for the sweet times God has graciously given my family and I to spend together on camping adventures. With the unexpected death of my mother in law earlier this year, we have learned to savor and cherish these moments away were we can simply relax, connect and have lots of fun.” – DANA
FROM IOWA… “I am thankful for a wonderful husband and 5 beautiful children. I am most thankful for a God who loves me, forgives me, encourages me, and challenges me to be more like Him everyday. I am thankful for a network of beautiful women on the internet who so honestly share their hearts and experiences all for the glory of God. Have a blessed and joyous thanksgiving.” Much love – TRACY
FROM ARIZONA… “Happy Thanksgiving to all! I am so thankful for God’s faithfulness. He has provided me with what I needed through a very challenging season in my life. I have a wonderful family, many blogging friends, a job that involves children, an opportunity to write and share Christ and His peace. He is sufficient for all my needs!” -DEBBIE
“I am thankful for many things in my life; a roof over my head, a paying job, a good marriage, friends and family. However there is an item on the top of my list I am thankful for: God’s Word. Without the encouragement I find in His Word, I would be utterly lost. My favorite passage for this year comes from Philippians 4:7: “And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Have a blessed Thanksgiving.” -IRIS
FROM TEXAS… “This Thanksgiving I am especially thankful that our Father hears and answers prayer. He bends down to listen, and He hears our cries for help.” -LINDA
“This year I am thankful to be able to look back and see how God has worked things out in His time for our family as well as the lessons along the way in trust and patience while waiting.” -BETHANY
“Since today is my 50th Thanksgiving, I’m old enough to look back over my life and see how faithfully God has worked in every area. Today I am thankful for His constant presence and His persistent wooing of my fickle heart!” -KATHY
FROM ARKANSAS… “I’m so thankful for my husband Jordan. We got married this year on January 8th and I’m so thankful that God has blessed me with such a wonderful, kind, loving husband and we are excited about our new life together.” -KRISTA
“I am so thankful for everything that God has brought my way this past year. The good, the bad, the ups, the downs, the joy, the sorrow…ALL of it because it has taught me to love, trust and pray in a whole new way. I cannot give God enough praise and honor for the work that He has done, and is doing, and will continue to do in my life. What a privilege it is to share my adventures of love and life with you! I pray God blesses your life with goodness and mercy. HAPPY THANKSGIVING!” -LAURIE
FROM PENNSYLVANIA… “I am thankful for both the trials and blessings in my life, for they only make me stronger and closer to my Lord and Savior. I am so thankful that God has given me such a precious family and I cherished each moment I spend with them – especially my 88 year old mother who is totally amazing.” -MICHELE
FROM COLORADO…“I am thankful for my husband and children, my health, the love of my savior, Jesus, and the redemptive work God is doing in my extended family.” -TIFFANY
FROM THE BAHAMAS… “Happy Thanksgiving to all from Freeport, Bahamas. I pray that your Thanksgiving is filled with family, laughter and love. I’m thankful this season that I serve a God who is always there when I need him and for family who go above and beyond the call of duty when I’m in need.” -BERNADINE
FROM CALIFORNIA… “I am thankful that despite my rebellious nature, Jesus saw fit to choose me and my family as part of His family. I am thankful for His presence in our lives even before we even believed in His love, forgiveness, and grace.” -NICCOL
“This Thanksgiving Day, I am thankful for God’s love and mercy poured out in my life this year. I will… ‘Enter into His gates with thanksgiving and into His courts with praise. Be thankful to Him, and bless his name. For the Lord is good; His mercy is everlasting, and His truth endures to all generations.’ Psalm 100:4-5″ -CHARLOTTE
“This year I am especially thankful for the blessing of my family! Even though I am now an ’empty-nester’, God has brought us all closer together and grown even sweeter relationships this year than ever before. I am so grateful for God’s continuing grace and love!” -JOAN
FROM GEORGIA… “I am most thankful this year for new friendships. I never realized how fuller they make life until this year.” -JENNY
FROM NEW JERSEY… “I’m thankful to God who brought me from darkness into His marvelous light. I’m grateful for the life that He’s blessed me with, for my wonderful husband and children who love the Lord and want to serve Him, and for the new path He’s given me in the writing arena.” -SUSAN
1 THESSALONIANS 5:18 “In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.” KJV
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