You Can Be Happy

You Can Be Happy

“Happy” Thanksgiving! 

 

What if you don’t feel happy today? I understand.

I have felt unhappy before.

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…)

25 Often Forgotten Gifts to Be Thankful For This Season of Harvest and Beyond

25 Often Forgotten Gifts to Be Thankful For This Season of Harvest and Beyond

By Ann Cooke

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.

And that is a good thing. We are called to be thankful in Ephesians 5:20.

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…)

Want Freedom From Want? Thank God Today

Want Freedom From Want? Thank God Today

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.

Here’s Emily:

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.
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A Great Reunion of Harvest

A Great Reunion of Harvest

I always knew God had a little “country” in Him. The beauty of His creation reflects His splendor. When He spoke to the elements, vegetation, and landscapes of the earth, they obeyed Him.

I live in the most amazing place in South Carolina. I am four hours from our beautiful coast and an hour from the Appalachian Mountains. In the piedmont of South Carolina we are surrounded by farmers of cattle, chickens, and crops.

The Lord is an experienced farmer and the word “harvest” is found in the Bible 206 times. He uses (more…)

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