Last night my wife and I attended our own small group, and as would be expected one week before one of our nation’s most historic holidays, Thanksgiving, the topic we covered was all about thankfulness; what it means and what we as individuals are thankful for.
It got me thinking though. Have you noticed that Christmas seems to be creeping up in the calendar more and more every year? Each year it seems Thanksgiving gets more and more hidden behind the Christmas tree, Black Friday, continuous Christmas songs on the radio, and stores decked out for all the Christmas shoppers. Certainly, we still see Thanksgiving in commercials, parades, football games, and in specially marked isles at the store. But, infused in the midst of it all is the massive dominance of Christmas’ future arrival. It almost seems that mainstream America see’s Thanksgiving as a necessary nuisance along the path to gifts and eggnog. Continue reading “Thanksgiving”