Happy Thanksgiving! Please remember and say a prayer for those, like military personnel, who are away from home and can’t be with their families during this holiday.
This week I posted a couple of polls about Thanksgiving. One poll asked readers, “What is your favorite Thanksgiving pie,” and the other poll asked readers, “What is your favorite main dish on Thanksgiving.”
And do not forget to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrifices God is pleased. – Hebrews 13:16 (NIV)
I happened to catch this story on CBS News and wanted to share it.
Wanda Dench wanted to give her grandchildren advance notice of Thanksgiving plans this year. And she knew the best way to communicate with “kids” these days: by text. So, instead of dialing up her grandson, the Phoenix-area woman typed a quick message.
Her message was sent to the wrong number. It was received by Jamal Hinton, a 17-year-old high school senior. After some back and forth, Hinton figured out it was not his grandma sending the text, but he asked, “Can I still get a plate tho?”
Dench didn’t skip a beat. Within seconds, she replied, “Of course you can. That’s what grandma’s do…feed everyone.”
So Jamal will be going to grandma Dench’s house for a Thanksgiving meal. I also heard that Dench invited the rest of his family, too.
Hinton posted the messages between the two on Twitter and it has been shared about 190,000 times.
The hardest arithmetic to master is that which enables us to count our blessings. – Eric Hoffer
Welcome to Wednesday! If you are traveling today – have a safe trip and buckle your seatbelt. Today is one of those days in which there are several stories out there that I want to comment about – so it’s another “Odds & Ends” day!
Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever. – Psalm 107:1
This is Thanksgiving week. Many people will be traveling to see family and friends this week. May your travels be safe!
We have so much to be thankful for here in the United States. Please pray for those who can’t be with their families this week.
There are military personnel on watch across the globe protecting us. There are military families going through this week alone because their family member is deployed.
On Thanksgiving Day there will be first responders standing by ready to help those in need. There will be caregivers in hospitals and nursing homes helping the patients there.
As we approach the holiday season, many families will be facing the season without someone they love because that person died this year. Please remember them and pray for them during this difficult time.
As you and your friends and loved ones sit down this week to break bread, please pray for the people mentioned above. Above all else, let’s really be thankful.
When it comes to life the critical thing is whether you take things for granted or take them with gratitude. – Gilbert K. Chesterton