Goodman Revival

Thanksgiving Thoughts By Jennifer Campbell

Dean Adkins carving a roast turkey
Dean Adkins carving a roast turkey

Thanksgiving. It’s not just a holiday, it is an expression of gratitude, especially to God. While we love to celebrate this grand occasion with turkey dinners, parades, and other delightful activities, we need to ensure that we keep our focus on what is truly important: our gratefulness for our family, our friends, and life itself. God blesses us each and every day with small miracles, from the moment we wake up in the morning to the moment we lay our head on the pillow at night. Take time this Thanksgiving season to thank God for each blessing He sends your way. May you be inspired by these quotes concerning thankfulness and Thanksgiving traditions! (Compiled in November 2014)

Goodman Revival
Goodman Revival

“I’m thankful for my grownup kids. I loved all the fun things we did when they were little. I have such great memories I’ll always treasure. But I’m so proud of the young women I call my daughters. They are strong, loving, smart, funny, wise, and hardworking. I’m grateful for them every day!” – Tanya Goodman Sykes, vocalist www.facebook.com/GoodmanRevival
“I am most thankful for my

The Perrys
The Perrys

parents,after the past nearly two years I’m very blessed to have them both here and doing well! It’s been a rough time but it has also brought us closer together and made us so much stronger than we were before. It proves that trusting God can get you through anything in life and that He never leaves you or puts more on you than you can bear. I cannot thank Him enough for keeping us together and alive and well!” – Jared Stuffle, vocalist http://www.perrysministries.com/
“We basically do the same thing every year on Thanksgiving and I love it! We get together with my brother Todd and his family. The guys always say we are going to watch football this year but we

Kelly Nelon Clark
Kelly Nelon Clark

always end up going to see the newest movie. We are creatures of habit. I’m so thankful that God has been with us this year and blessed our family, our life. He has enlarged our territory to witness for Him. Every day is a great day with my family and with the Lord. Happy Thanksgiving to all of my wonderful friends!” – Kelly Nelon Clark, vocalist, actor http://kellynelon.com/
“I’m most thankful for my Savior. I’m thankful that His grace is greater than my worst sin. I’m thankful that His touch reaches the depths of my heart. I am thankful for His blessings that are poured on my life, but I’m most thankful for Who He is!” – Paige Givens, vocalist, writer for SGN Scoops paigegivens.com/

 

Gerald Wolfe
Gerald Wolfe

“Of course, I’m thankful for my health, my wonderful family, great friends, and the blessing of being able to continue to do what I do, after so many years. Honestly though, as a traveling Gospel Singer, I’m very thankful to just be at home on Thanksgiving…and I don’t take that for granted. It’s a GREAT blessing! I’m BIG on traditions and Thanksgiving Day operates like a well-oiled machine at our house. We get up early. I cook a traditional breakfast. We watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. We leave around noon to go to my Mom and Dad’s house for lunch. Then later, we drive to Donna’s parent’s house for dinner. Thankfully, our parents live in the same town as we do, so we don’t have to travel a long distance to be with family for Thanksgiving.” – Gerald Wolfe, vocalist www.greatervisionmusic.com/
“Thanksgiving Day in Canada is in October so we are usually blessed with sunshine brightening the colors of the changing leaves and we haven’t yet felt the first sharp winds of winter. We celebrate out at the farm and enjoy a full, traditional Thanksgiving feast with turkey and all the trimmings. I’m so thankful to be able to gather with my family and share our lives as we talk about what is happening and laugh together. We always take time to go around the table and say what we are most thankful to God for, over the past year. It’s a time of gratitude and love.” – Lorraine Walker, acting editor of SGN Scoops www.sgnscoops.com

 

Four Generations of Phillips (Dixie Phillips is top right)
Four Generations of Phillips (Dixie Phillips is top right)

“I am thankful for the gift of life our son, John, gave to his daddy on Father’s Day weekend 2008. My husband, Paul, was dying with End Stage Renal Failure. He needed a transplant to survive. Twenty-seven-year-old John stepped forward and was a perfect match. He became our family’s MVD—Most Valuable Donor. Since his kidney transplant, Paul and I have been blessed with three sons-in-love, one beautiful daughter-in-love, and eight perfect grandchildren. A day doesn’t go by without our family thanking the Lord for giving us Paul a little longer.” – Dixie Phillips, vocalist, writer www.phillipsandphillipsmusic.com/
“I am grateful for the gift of eternal life. Jesus Christ gave His life so we could have our sins forgiven and live eternally with Him in Heaven. What an amazing gift! But He didn’t stop there. He blesses my family and I continually, each and every single day. I am so thankful to have a loving dad and grandma. What a joy to have family who love me unconditionally. We love to spend Thanksgiving at home, enjoying the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, along with a turkey dinner and all of the trimmings. Thanksgiving is all about family. Most of all, I am grateful to be a part of the family of God!” – Jennifer Campbell, vocalist, writer http://www.jennifercampbell.net/

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