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Wow! Can we be thankful this year? The Spirit moved me to thank God for the upheaval. I was surprised. In this episode I ask where the Thanksgiving decorations are. Time to bring them back. Overcome bad curricula at home. Think about forming children with joy, aspirations, altruism, and self-restraint.
The Puritans were escaping a tyrannical government, desiring religious freedom and convenanted together to create a better place. They celebrated thanksgiving with a diverse people who also had a history of giving thanks and feasting. And we think we are so great that we take celebrating the good part away from our children?
Offered are some ideas of how to make Thanksgiving better: books, art, developmentally appropriate story.
Since I posted this, I have heard a couple of other messages that also encouraged the celebration of Thanksgiving, particularly at this time.
Pastor Bonnie Chavda, who had a special anointing to work on healing race relations, spoke on honoring the history of Thanksgiving : https://chavdaministries.org/Groups/1000047683/Chavda_Ministries_International/Media/Podcasts/Podcasts.aspx
And Kevin Zadai speaks on the importance of celebrating God and with our family. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mcy3znZrKj8
Lance Wallnau https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3eedCZrb-l4