by Emily Conrad

It’s Thanksgiving in the US, and my family is gathering at my house. I joke that I have the easiest job as a hostess ever because my mom cooks the turkey (and the rolls, and the gravy, and sometimes other dishes, too) and brings it over to my house. But, all jokes aside, there’s still work to be done here and, I imagine, wherever today finds you.

So, I’ll keep this short. (Though if you have more time and are in the mood for Thanksgiving posts, see the PS!)

Always rejoice, constantly pray, in everything give thanks. For this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18, NET
So often, we make determining God’s will for us much more complex than that. At least I do. And, I suppose, in some ways, it is, but what if we more consistently applied these basics? Perhaps then, the other components of our lives would fall into place with less wrestling and stress.

So, for me and for you, I hope Thanksgiving isn’t just a holiday we celebrate once a year, but rather is a way of life.

God is so good. I’m so thankful for Jesus, and for His patience and love.

I’m grateful for my husband and family. 

I’m grateful for you, readers.

Happy Thanksgiving!

PS – If you have a little more time, I found this post by Ruth Buchanan insightful and challenging. And this post by Janine Rosche on Jerusha Agen’s blog encouraging.