In 9 Days
will arrive and so will
new & old
new & old
The day will be spent with the same people who you have always celebrated
or with some new people that you have never met
or without some people who used to be here but now are no longer here.
A day of celebration and a day of remembrance.
Traditions & Transitions
are wrapped up in a Turkey who will show up with all of its friends
that will fill our bellies until we are ready to pop.
"do honor or credit to (someone or something) by one's presence"
To GRACE someone because of the presence of another
is a form of
GRACE~a prayer before a meal.
GRACE~a name of someone
because of the ONE who has GRACED us ~
THANK YOU GOD for loving me even at my most unlovable self.
THANK YOU GOD for accepting me even when no one else seems to care.
THANK YOU GOD for being patient with me when impatience is my middle name
THANK YOU GOD for forgiving me when I can't even forgive myself.
THANK YOU GOD for ____________ even when I ___________.
You fill in the blank.
THANKSGIVING a time of giving back to the
just because we didn't deserve it.
Journey with us over these 9 days before
as we give
because of the
GIFT OF GRACE
in every moment
in every emotion
that is who
"For it is by grace [GOD'S remarkable compassion and favor drawing you to CHRIST]
that you have been saved [actually delivered from judgment and given eternal life]
through faith. And this [salvation] is not of yourselves [not through your own effort],
but it is the [undeserved, gracious] gift of GOD;
not as a result of [your] works [nor your attempts to keep the Law],
so that no one will [be able to] boast or take credit in any
way [for HIS salvation] "(Ephesians 2:8-9)