Are you ready for Thanksgiving?

Here are some practical tips from some of our River Bend members:

Do not over eat, dessert is coming!
Watch out for the Sage, just a little goes a long way.
Marinate, Marinate, Marinate!
Hang in there! Everything will return to normal, but enjoy this special time.
Realize your Thanksgiving may not be perfect, focus on your family and having fun.
Spend more time with your family than the turkey.
Plan, prepare and plan some more.
Take lots of naps.
I cannot do it all anymore so I recruit help.
If you cannot cook, order it, or better yet go out.
House rule #1, if you are not cooking, you are doing dishes.
Record the game and watch it later.
Eat what you want, shrimp is better.
Listen more than speak.
Give out assignments and let everyone bring something.
Have more food than you think you might possibly need.
Cook early, then relax and enjoy.

It is always important to remember what Thanksgiving is all about.
Here a few thoughts which were recently shared with me:

I am grateful I belong to the Lord.
I thank God for His Son, Jesus.
I am so thankful God gets me through all my struggles.
I am thankful for God’s love.
God has answered my prayers.
Since coming to America I am thankful to learn about the history of Thanksgiving.
I am thankful for God’s providence and provision.
I am forever thankful God has forgiven me.
God is the source of all my blessings, this makes me so thankful.
I am thankful for God’s healing hand in the life of my child.
Thank God for the blessings and freedoms He has given our country.
I am thankful for my family and friends.
I am thankful for River Bend.
First and above all, be thankful for all things.
I thank God for the wonderful friends He has given me at church.
I thank God for my salvation.
I’m thankful God has put my cancer into remission.
I thank God we can worship together.
I am thankful for my family and my marriage.
Thank God for second chances.

1 Thessalonians 5:18  
Give thanks in everything, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.

Have a Happy Thanksgiving!