Tuesday Topic: Thanksgiving!

I am so grateful, even in this very moment, for Shilo’s beautiful post yesterday as I have the chance now to give thanks for my computer, despite the fact that it is dying and refusing to upload our Tuesday Topic icon!

Thanksgiving is coming up in just a couple of days and I would love it if we could take a moment to share a couple of things that we are especially thankful for. Let’s encourage one another in thanksgiving as we publicly proclaim God’s amazing grace in our lives!

Also, I would love to hear how you are celebrating Thanksgiving if you have another moment to spare! Who are you celebrating with? What are you cooking? For those of you overseas, do you have any cooking adventures to share as you try to prepare authentic American dishes with the ingredients available to you?

And if you haven’t already, I hope you’ll check out yesterday’s post and enter the giveaway! The winner will be drawn on Monday!

Happy Thanksgiving, dear friends! I am thankful for you!

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6 Responses to “Tuesday Topic: Thanksgiving!”

  1. 1 Ashley L November 22, 2011 at 7:39 pm

    I am feeling especially thankful for loving family both near and far (just got off the phone with my mom!!), this time of year that inspires me toward gratitude and a focus on the coming of Jesus, hilarious kids that did a Mother’s Day skit of their own design for me tonight, complete with light sabres, since Mother’s day is on Friday where we are, a baby who is recovering well from a ruptured ear drum and bronchitis, the fact that the word is living and active and is teaching me brand new things even after reading it for many years, a promise of fun going to an aqua park (indoor!) with friends tomorrow…

    As for our celebration, we’ll be spending our time with our team (aka our second family). This year’s adventure will be making cream of mushroom soup and french fried onions for green bean casserole, as well as making walnut pies since we have no pecans. Other than that, nothing too adventurous. We also have decided against buying a whole turkey since in the past they haven’t even been able to fit in our tiny ovens here! My favorite Thanksgiving memory is of a pterodactyl sized turkey that we bought in Krasnodar, Russia where we had to bust off the legs and take out the racks just to fit it in the oven!

  2. 2 Shilo November 22, 2011 at 9:24 pm

    I’m so thankful for cold weather, but a warm house; that my husband is busy because he has the chance to grow and learn through his graduate program; that God has spared me from any MAJOR health setbacks for an entire year; that my boys are growing in their knowledge of Jesus and most of all for my living Savior who overcame death and the grave and who every day rescues me from fear and discouragement and sets my feet on the Solid Rock of His person and His word!
    We’re having Thanksgiving with my parents, but not the rest of my family (their turn to go to their in-laws). So we’re not having the traditional menu but it will be tasty.
    Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! 🙂

  3. 3 junglewife November 22, 2011 at 10:16 pm

    We will have as traditional a Thanksgiving as we can make it out here in Papua, Indonesia! An imported turkey (only $7/kilo!), imported canned cranberry sauce, and the like. We make our green bean casserole from scratch and puree our own pumpkins to make pumpkin pie. It’s very comforting to be able to make all these “traditional” dishes way out here! Of course the day will be celebrated on Saturday and not on Thursday, as it’s not a holiday here, and also we’ll be enjoying our feast with family of another sort, not our “real” moms, dads, aunts, uncles, and cousins. But it’s what God has given to us for this time in our lives!

  4. 4 Sarah P. November 23, 2011 at 4:43 pm

    I love thinking of missionary women celebrating this holiday around the world – making it special for their families, making it fit the context of where they live, and giving thanks to God for His blessings. This year, we’re home on furlough and get to celebrate Thanksgiving (with real turkey!) for the first time in 4 years. In Costa Rica, we have grilled chickens for Thanksgiving, and have done some experiments in using cheaper, local ingredients to make traditional food, like making “pumpkin” pie out of carrots. Our first Thanksgiving in Costa Rica, our 8 month old was the only one who had turkey… in a Gerber jar. =)

  5. 5 richelle November 23, 2011 at 9:17 pm

    I love Thanksgiving! It is my favorite holiday…

    I’m thankful for friends and friends-like-family with whom to celebrate.

    I’m thankful for technology so that those who are so far away don’t actually feel that far away.

    I’m thankful for last year’s amazing provision for my hubs to travel home, spend Thanksgiving with his parents and say a final earthly goodbye to his mama (who went to be with Jesus right before Christmas).

    I’m thankful for so many Thanksgiving memories we have with my dear mother-in-law…

    God’s supply is abundant – and I’m thankful He’s gently teaching me to choose thankfulness and contentment… each day.

    We’re having a fairly traditional meal with roast chicken instead of turkey… and some creative modifications/alternatives for what we can’t find here… and a few treats hand carried in from the States.

    Blessed Thanksgiving to you all!

  6. 6 Addie November 24, 2011 at 6:43 am

    I am thankful this year for a healthy newborn! My recovery has gone very well and God is working in the daily grind showing me where I can find him. I am thankful for a healthy, safe family, a hard-working husband who provides well for us, and a God who never forgets us even in the hard times.
    For Thanksgiving this year we’re going to my husband’s family dinner about an hour from us. We live in the US and thankfully both sides of our family live pretty close to us. Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

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