Thanksgiving is More Than a Holiday: A Moment for Gratitude


So much more than a holiday, thanksgiving refreshes the soul.

Feel like you’ve been gasping for air?

Bound tight by busy days, have you been  breathing shallow with lungs half-full and heart half-empty?

It’s so easy to be consumed with  never-ending duties of the day, giving our energy to others. We run hard, giving our best to God, family, home, work, and whatever else is on our list.

Take a moment to fill your heart with the grace of gratitude.


 Thank you! Everything in me says “Thank you!”
    Angels listen as I sing my thanks.
I kneel in worship facing your holy temple
    and say it again: “Thank you!”
Thank you for your love,
    thank you for your faithfulness;
Most holy is your name,
    most holy is your Word.
The moment I called out, you stepped in;
    you made my life large with strength. Psalm 138: 1-3 MSG


Hallelujah! I give thanks to God with everything I’ve got— Wherever good people gather, and in the congregation. God’s works are so great, worth A lifetime of study—endless enjoyment! Splendor and beauty mark his craft; His generosity never gives out. His miracles are his memorial— This God of Grace, this God of Love.  Psalm 111 MSG


Gratitude is life to the soul.


And let your living spill over into thanksgiving. Colossians 2:7 MSG


Therefore, since we receive a kingdom which cannot be shaken, let us show gratitude, by which we may offer to God an acceptable service with reverence and awe… Hebrews 12:28 NASB


So much more that a holiday, thanksgiving is a way of living.

Today and everyday.

Happy Thanksgiving, Friends! I am grateful for you!

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  1. Thank you for elaborating on Thanksgiving. I needed to feel more than a holiday.

    • Blessings Emily. I hope this was an encouragement to you. Though it may feel forced at times, gratitude is the foundation of joy. I appreciate your thoughts!

  2. There is so much to be thankful for. He is so worthy of my praise. Blessings!

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