Words to SPARK your Heart-Song – Episode #83

November 22, 2021

Gathering for Thanksgiving is fun, but even fun may bring some unwanted pressure.

Words to SPARK your Heart-Song from our co-founder Sherry Douglas.

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Hi everyone. I’m Sherry Douglas with Heart-Song. Each year families and friends gather during this time of year to celebrate Thanksgiving. Turkey is eaten, games are played, and football is watched along with lots of catching up amidst laughter.

For most of us, this season of giving thanks is fun and joyful. But let’s face it, it can also bring stress. There are extra expenses, lots of cooking and baking, guests in our homes or travel, and extra chores. Gathering for Thanksgiving IS fun, but even fun may bring some unwanted pressure.

What if we approach giving thanks with intentionality so our hearts are set in a strong foundation? What if each day this week, before we get started in the busyness of life, we take time to truly give thanks? Here are a few ideas to jumpstart your thinking.

Read a Psalm of thanksgiving aloud with your family or by yourself each morning. Discuss what it means to you. Below, you’ll find some Scripture references to consider.

Take a walk in the crisp air and pray aloud.

Each morning and throughout the day, as you think of things and people you’re thankful for, write a short description or the name on a piece of paper. Place the papers in a dish on your table and when you sit down to eat your Thanksgiving meal, read them aloud.

Determine each morning one person you will call to share how thankful you are for them, and then do it.

Our thanksgiving to God and others can be conveyed in so many different ways.

Psalm 28:7 says, “The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in Him, and I am helped; therefore, my heart triumphs, and with my song I shall thank Him.” Thank you, Lord, for always being present. You are amazing. Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! Live the way you want to be remembered.

See you next week.

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