So many things are running through my mind…pretty good ideas for quite a few long posts. But right now, the only thing I can think of is the Thanksgiving controversy. To shop or not to shop? That seems to be the question of the day.
Several articles have been written, but one famous blogger stated everyone who shops on Thanksgiving needs to be deported. Oh my…the firestorm of comments blasting his viewpoint! In the first place, aren’t we all entitled to our own views? I guess not.
But, in my humble opinion…
The only reason for the Christmas season encroaching over any other season is consumerism. Period. As long as our society is an entitlement, ungrateful, self-centered society, any holiday promoting consumerism will overpower a holiday that only promotes human relationship & companionship. Sad thing is…both holidays have their origins in a giving God. How ironic is that?
I could go on and on and on…but in honor of the one holiday where the only purpose is to be thankful for all that God himself has given…this is for you…
Meet John Wayne & Marshall Dillon. Maybe someday I’ll write about the time we stuffed them in the back of Brigitte’s van and took them on a field day…hence why we had ham for Thanksgiving dinner! (Well…since I’m allergic to pork, I ate the taters!)
“So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness. See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the elemental spiritual forces of this world rather than on Christ.” ~Colossians 2:6-8