Give Thanks

November 7, 2020 | Written by

October 29, 2020

Bastrop, Texas

My Dear Friend:

The other day I came across something I wrote last year on Thanksgiving morning. Although it isn’t Thanksgiving just yet and we’re not yet eating turkey or pumpkin pie, I think these words will still speak to you. No matter where you are and what you are going through at this moment, please remember you are not alone. There is One who truly cares for you.

2020 has certainly been a challenging year for the whole world. I pray especially today for each one of you who has suffered loss in any way. Some of you may have lost someone you loved, some have lost jobs and many have lost hope. When I have been in a dark place, I’ve discovered the tremendous power gratitude and thanksgiving has to lift me up once again.

If you’ve stopped singing, I want to encourage you to begin to sing once again. If you’ve pulled away from people, draw near to them once again. Dare to trust and believe. The flowers will bloom again. I promise.

All my love to you,

Maureen Stanek

Click on the link below to read the post, “Coming Home on Thanksgiving” from 2019:

https://www.bcocchurch.org/coming-home-on-thanksgiving/

P.S. I took this photo last year while in Colorado on our pastor’s retreat. It reminds me of how big and awesome our Heavenly Father is. He is the creator of it all. Put your trust in Him today.