Tuesday, November 11, 2008

11 points. Biggest deer my father has ever shot.

It is now trending colder in these parts where I live. Indian summer is more than a week gone by. Winter is on the horizon. And it is now only 16 days until Thanksgiving.

A few weekends ago, I decided to travel out to the local retail establishment to find our family a few decorative turkeys or pilgrims or some other Thanksgiving decorations to dress the house up.
It was 2 days removed from Halloween, and I figured the time was ripe to get such house attire.
But to my dismay (really my disgust) Christmas was the items of the day. A run toward the retail giant was already sprung, leaving Thanksgiving as an after thought.

Jumping from Halloween to Christmas is really pathetic. Don't get me wrong, I'm totally a Christmas decorating freak and love my lights and yard creations. But to totally wipe away the holiday that is so important at the end of November is in my estimation... ridiculous.

"I will praise God's name in song
and glorify him with thanksgiving. " Psalm 69:30 NIV

It is another attempt in our secular humanistic society to wipe the name of God from this nation... this world. I guess the thought of this generation is and continues to be: "if we completely ignore it, it will, at some point, become irrelevant.

Don't miss out on the opportunity to celebrate with thanksgiving this Thanksgiving all that God has blessed you with.

1 comment:

Aaron Shust said...

how true. We bought some of those fake little pumpkins and leaves and a few orange and yellow candles to spread about and pick up a few pine cones outside for added realness. It dresses up the house a little without having to find the little Pilgrim salt and pepper shakers.

So even though the pine cones and leaves are going away, we're keeping the pine cones and spraying some fake snow on them...since we don't really get the real stuff down here ;)