What does it look like to be truly full? One family lets us in on their fullness at Thanksgiving dinner. Includes 4 endings for your church to choose from!
How often do we sit in the seat of thanksgiving throughout the day? What does it mean to “give thanks in all circumstances”? And who are we teaching to say thanks along with us?
Thanksgiving is a time for family and for taking the time to count our blessings. But sometimes during the chaotic holiday, moms would just be thankful to get things back to normal.
Thanksgiving’s famous “Odd Couple,” a pilgrim and a turkey, remind us that we always have something to be thankful for even when we feel like our lives aren’t going anywhere.
There are many ways to count your blessings this Thanksgiving, even in song. In this video, The Skit Guys illustrate the importance of doing a quick inventory of all you have to be thankful for this year.
Thanksgiving Day is only once a year, but thankfulness is something we can cultivate every moment of every day if we are intentional about it. This sermon illustration is perfect for Thanksgiving services, or any sermon that focuses on gratitude.
The table is more than a place to eat- it’s a central location for much of our lives. This celebration of gratitude is perfect for Thanksgiving, communion, or any message that focuses on gratitude.
Our moms take care of us. Our moms encourage us. Our moms comfort us. “Mom!” is a humorous and heartfelt attempt to express our gratitude and love for the woman who gave so much of herself.
From the stress of choosing just the right gift to the fireworks that wake your sleeping baby at midnight, we all agree: Holidays can be complicated. That’s why we love the simplicity of Thanksgiving- just a day to enjoy the presence of others, eat delicious food, and give thanks to the One from whom all blessings flow.
There’s nothing like becoming a parent to give you perspective and appreciation for all of your dad’s sacrifices through the years. “I’m Sorry, Dad” is a comical, yet heartfelt, apology and expression of gratitude that’s perfect for Father’s Day.
To be truly grateful, one must not simply feel gratitude but actually express it. Set against the backdrop of a fall setting and uplifting acoustic music score, this Thanksgiving prayer not only expresses genuine thanks for all of the blessings we enjoy, but it also inspires us to turn that gratitude into action by reaching out to those in need all around us.
With gorgeous late-fall images, this brief Thanksgiving worship starter asks, “Shouldn’t we wait and see what winter brings before offering our thanks to God?” Of course not! We give thanks not only for what God has given already but without fear of what might come. Courageous faith propels our gratitude to the God who will not fail to provide.
It’s so easy to be thankful for all of our blessings, but what if we actually put shoes on our gratitude and took it out for a walk? Watch this new video from the Skitzy Chicks and then go put some feet to your faith!
It’s easy to become so focused on the “next step” in life that we miss out on the amazing life that is happening all around us. Perfect for Thanksgiving, The Cure encourages your community to be thankful for the miracle of now.
Written by Ann Voskamp, author the 60 week New York Times bestseller, “One Thousand Gifts, A Dare To Live Fully Right Where You Are”, a farmer’s wife and mother of 6, who believes that when we’re looking for joy, we will always find it hiding in our gratitude — not in some other elusive place or thing, but in our thanks. She writes about the grit & and the mess & the real soul cures on one of the top 10 most visited Christian blogs on the internet: www.annvoskamp.com www.annvoskamp.com & would love to connect on Twitter @AnnVoskamp.
We all agree that thanking God is good. So why don’t we do it more? This brief, reflective Thanksgiving video points to our pride, forgetfulness and fear and then calls us to renew our thankless hearts in gratitude once more.
One family stops to count their blessings and as they do, realize that they each have a lot to be thankful for. This video is great for your Thanksgiving services.
Thanks. Hopefully, that’s something we say a lot throughout our day…and when you read through the Psalms you see that word show up a lot. This video, beyond being a great way to kick off your worship service, focuses our attention on the who of our thankfulness: God.
Are you a thankful person? Most would say yes, but real gratitude shows up in our lives. This brief video describes people who live thankful lives and asks us to think again about our own heart response to God’s good gifts.
Our world teaches us that we don’t have enough and we’re entitled to more. We often look to God with our problems and difficulties and forget to be grateful for all that he has already given us.
Who knew a giant, talking turkey could have so much wisdom? Take a look at this humorous illustration of what happens when we say the words but miss the actual meaning of Thanksgiving.
As moms, all we want is to have happy and healthy kids who love and appreciate us. (And maybe a spa day and a little bling every now and then.)