I don’t know about you, but it seems like holidays are getting to be a bigger and bigger celebration in our country. Maybe it’s a sign of the stress that we live under so much of the time—we just need to let loose on holidays. Or maybe it’s the retail industry putting together more and more sales with more and more advertising. It could be the explosion of media we see now, but it definitely seems like more holidays are mentioned, and celebrated, more often in a bigger way by more people.

You’ve probably heard me say it before, but Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. I enjoy the opportunity for families to sit down together over a meal—it’s a time when people intentionally focus on the good times in their lives, the people they love, and the blessings they enjoy. And you know what? Something else usually happens—even people who may not think about God much any other day, give thanks to him on Thanksgiving.

So, if you’re reading this, what are you thankful for this year? At Thanksgiving—and everyday—I’m thankful for God’s gracious love and care, I’m thankful for my family, for my health, and especially for friends like you who support Desire Street Ministries with your gifts and your prayers.

Happy Thanksgiving!

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