Monday, November 20, 2017

#1 Way to Beat Thanksgiving Blues

Does Thanksgiving at your home resemble a Better Homes and Gardens feast? Maybe, like us, it's closer to a Duck Dynasty free-for-all.

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Each Thanksgiving my husband, Jake, and I host an open house for people who'd spend the holiday alone.
One year we broke tradition and had a hot dog grill-out in the back yard. (Yeah! Thankful for fewer dishes to wash.)

Frigid Nebraska temperatures prompted us back inside the following year. (Yeah! Thankful for heat.)

Abraham Lincoln's 1863 Thanksgiving Day proclamation read, "They are the gracious gifts of the Most High God..."

Maybe this holiday it's hard to see God's gifts. Perhaps you're grieving the loss of loved ones, or struggling with illness. Maybe you feel alone.

If sorrow overshadows thankfulness, here's some great news.

You can have a friend who sticks closer than a brother. Proverbs 18:24

He'll never leave you. He'll never forsake you. Hebrews 13:5

His name is Jesus.

If you're lonely, hurting, or discouraged, this 2 minute video
could transform your life.

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Wouldn't that bring a true day of thanksgiving?

By the way, if you drop your beautifully roasted turkey, rinse it off and carry on. It'll make a great story for next Thanksgiving.