Can you believe it’s already Thanksgiving week? While at times it seems like this year has dragged on, in other ways time had flown by. I’ve been busy writing, so that makes the days move fast for me. I get to take this week off since I’m caught up, yay!, and plan on enjoying myself by doing the things I love to do this time of year.
Thanksgiving celebrations may be small this year, but I still love to cook for this holiday. I’m very traditional, going with the usual; turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes and a few additional casseroles. I always make pumpkin pie because what’s a holiday without pie? So while the visitors may be few this year, I intend on doing things the same way I always have. That’s what I love about traditions. Times may change, but the things that bring the most wonderful memories can’t be taken away or forgotten, no matter what is going on in the world.
Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. Phil 4:6
I think everyone can gain strength from this scripture at some point in your life. It’s so important to remember God is in control. If we let worry overwhelm us, we won’t enjoy the beautiful things God has given us, things we can appreciate every day, like; sunsets, a child’s laugh, a pet jumping on your lap for a good rub. God is good and He’s bigger than all the turmoil going on around us. I know I thank Him every day for the life He has given me, for the family and friends who bring joy to my life.
So I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving, any way you chose to celebrate. This year might be full of surprises, but the Lord is there for us, every single day. I know I can never thank Him enough for all He’s done in my life. I’m sure you feel the same way, too.
Tara Randel is an award-winning, USA Today bestselling author. Family values, a bit of mystery and of course, love and romance, are her favorite themes, because she believes love is the greatest gift of all. Look for her Harlequin Heartwarming romance, ALWAYS THE ONE, available now. For more information about her books, visit Tara at www.tararandel.com. Like her on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/TaraRandelBooks. Sign up for Tara’s Newsletter and receive a link to download a free digital book.