I remember my first Thanksgiving at home without my children’s father living with us. It didn’t feel like a happy time.
I have however, felt happiness as well. The next year, choosing to not sit home without him, my children and I headed to Florida to spend Thanksgiving with my parents and family. I made a choice to find joy beyond (more…)
Every year as Thanksgiving approaches I, along with most people, tend to start listing mentally or physically the things I am thankful for. Even those on social media are encouraging friends to join in this Thanksgiving spirit.
There are many obvious things for which to be thankful; life, jobs, family, salvation, health, etc. But this year and hopefully for many years to come, God has called me to remember some little and seldom thought of things that cannot be left off the list. (more…)
Today, we would like to introduce you to our friend Emily Gehman. She has written a powerful and thought provoking guest post today! Tell her what you think and share your thoughts in the comments section below.
Want Freedom From Want? Thank God Today
by Emily Gehman
A few years ago, my brother gifted our parents with a painting by Norman Rockwell called “Freedom From Want.” It depicts a family sitting down to Thanksgiving dinner: Dad stands as Mom presents the perfectly golden turkey; brothers and sisters laugh; aunts and uncles chatter across the table while one family member glances back toward the viewer contentedly.
“Freedom From Want” hangs on our wall now, reminding us we truly have no real wants.
But I find it interesting, ironic perhaps, and a little sickening at how quickly we forget our true freedom from want. Sometimes I wonder if we are not entirely free from it but in bondage to it. (more…)