Thanksgiving should not be practiced one day a year, but every single day of our lives. We can find at least one thing to thank the Lord for everyday. It is nice to have a special day set aside to dwell on our thankfulness and teach our kids an extra lesson on the importance of being thankful.
It was awesome how God had me read 2 Corinthians chapter 9 yesterday, the first day of Thanksgiving week. This chapter is most popular for verse 9 where we read the importance of being a cheerful giver. Down further in the chapter we read, "Being enriched in every thing to all bountifulness, which causeth through us thanksgiving unto God; For the administration of this service not only suplieth the want of the saints, but is abundant also by many thanksgivings unto God." verses 11-12.
My prayer is to make sure my family shows "many thanksgivings unto God" this holiday week and the season ahead. 2012 has had many trials in our little family, as I am sure every family has faced trials, but we still have tons to be thankful for no matter what storms may be raging in our lives! We could fill pages upon pages of blessings starting with the ultimate sacrifice of Jesus' life for the payment of our sins. Let's make sure God knows just how truly thankful we are for His gift of salvation and the many blessings He has given us.
"Thanks be unto God for his unspeakable gift." 2 Corinthians 9:15
I will be taking the rest of the week off to focus on time with family and extra time in the kitchen. I wanted to share some fun thanksgiving ideas. Some I am sure you have seen before, others may be new, so I hope your family enjoys!
Pilgrim Hat cookies
I have seen these many ways, but I used chocolate dipped marshmallows, fudge dipped Oreo's, and yellow decorating icing! Simply dip your marshmallows and place on top of cookies. Place in fridge to allow the chocolate to set. Use yellow icing to make belt and buckle around cookie. Yummy treat and perfect for school Thanksgiving functions!