Greatest Week of the YEAR!

Posted: November 22, 2010 in Uncategorized

Welcome to the greatest week of the year!

The kids are out of school, at most it’s a 3 day work week, and there’s probably a road trip scheduled in there somewhere.

Wednesday is considered the busiest travel day of the year and Friday is considered the busiest shopping day of the year.  And as a bonus, if you live in Pennsylvania – Monday is a holiday as well… the 1st day of deer season!

All this results in a week-long celebration of Thanksgiving!

This year things are a little different for us.  For the first time in years, we will not be making the trip to Virginia to spend time with my Aunt/Uncle, cousins and their families.  This was a tough pill to swallow when I first heard the news, but with our families growing so much, we would have soon been forced to sell tickets to guarantee space and seating.

Since no one wanted to contact Ticketmaster, the decision was made to start new traditions.

So this year no matter how things go, remember to relax and enjoy the day with whoever God has brought in your life.  Maybe everyone is not together like has been in past years.  Maybe someone is missing from Thanksgiving due to getting older and families growing like us.  Or maybe it’s much worse because of tragedy, death,  or rebellion.  Or quite possibly, some family members are serving in the military or they’ve simply moved away.  No matter what, remember that God is still with us, and really that’s the most important thing we have to be thankful for.

Think about this:

“The pilgrims made seven times more graves than huts… nevertheless, they set aside a day of thanksgiving.”

If anyone had it rough, it was our founding fathers.  Let’s consider how thankful they were and agree to join them with a thankful attitude… no matter what our circumstances.

As per yesterday’s sermon at New Life… here’s a few ways to RELAX:

  • R ealize my worth (James 1:18)
  • E njoy what I already have (Ecc 3:13)
  • L imit my labor (Ex 20:9-10)
  • A djust my values (Mark 8:36)
  • X change my pressure for God’s peace (Matt 11:28-30)

This week, in the midst of all the hustle and bustle, be sure to add REST and RELAX to your “to do list”.

Don’t overwork. Don’t over-stress. Don’t over analyze.

Most importantly… Slow down and ENJOY this week.  After all – it’s the greatest week of the year!

  1. Cindy Mellott says:

    Love your post. I agree this is the greatest week of the year! This year will be a liittle different for us also. Gram will be spending her first Thanksgiving in Heaven with her husband, we miss her, but how very exciting for her!! Bub will have a long travel from WOLBI on Wednesday, please keep him in your prayers. I will be one happy Mom when he walks through the front door and I can give him a big ol hug! Happy Thanksgiving to all, enjoy, and relax and most of all be thankful.

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