Thanksgiving is one of the greatest holidays that we have, especially in these troubled times. It reminds us, not only to stop for a few moments, but to stop and be thankful. Thanksgiving is a word that all can relate too. From a child of two to a man of 102, all have the ability to stop and say Thank You. I’d like to use this blog post to say a few thank yous.

Thank you first to our Creator and Savior, The Lord Jesus Christ. His acts of kindness make Thanksgiving possible. If He had not said, “Let there be light”, then nothing else would have followed. Had there not been a sleeping baby in a borrowed manger, there would not have been a suffering Savior on Calvary’s hill. Too often, we neglect the One that has never neglected us. I would encourage you to take a few moments tomorrow, before the parade, the cooking, and the football, and spend a few moments in prayer. Show the One who has never forgotten us, that He hasn’t been forgotten.

Thank you to our Pastor, Pastor Denny Livingston and our Church. Ashley and I are so privileged to be a part of Point Of Mercy in Nashville. I want to say a huge Thank you to both you and Sis, (His Wife Alonna Livingston), for making such a profound and personal difference in our lives. Thank you Pastor for sharing God’s vision of a place that ministers to every area of people’s needs. Spiritually first, then mentally, and physically as well. Our mission statement at the Church is, “Committed To God, Family, And The Needs Of Others.” Thank you for allowing us to be a part of helping to carry out that statement.

Thank you Ashley, my beautiful wife, for sharing your life with me. I still am amazed at how beautiful you are. What is so wonderful, is that your heart is as lovely as you are. Your kindness and strength sustain me. I am so blessed to have you by my side.

Thank you to my Family and friends. I treasure each one of you. Some men measure their lives by what they hold in the bank. I’m blessed to measure mine by the relationships that hold me in their hearts. Thank you for making me a better man.

Thank you to all that read my stories and this blog. I hope that, even in the most light hearted of my stories, you find a word of faith, happiness, and encouragement. It’s a tough world out there, but remember, you never have to be alone.

May your hearts be fueled by His presence, your homes be filled with family, your lives be fat with friends, and your table be a feast. Happy Thanksgiving!

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