Traditional Thanksgiving


The big day is almost here!  Thanksgiving is right around the corner and I don’t know about you, but I am ready.  I love my family to join with me and laugh, eat, fellowship, eat, play games, eat, watch football, eat, shop and eat some more!  this is such a wonderful time of the year to gather and ponder all the blessings that have been ours over the past three hundred, sixty-five days and before.   WIGS has a special focus on building a lasting legacy and Thanksgiving is one of those holidays that lends itself to making memories, establish legacies to leave to those that come behind us. 


What do you do every Thanksgiving that will remain in the memories of your family?  Are there any special traditions that you prepare each year that everyone expects from you?  It may be using special china dishes or cooking special dishes.  It could even be decorations, table cloths, or candles.  You might carry on a tradition that has been handed down to you from your parents or grandparents.  We go around the circle holding hands and each one tells one thing that they are thankful for before we have prayer for our meal.  It is funny to hear the little one’s thoughts and also very touching to hear the adults name a particular thing that they are especially thankful for.  I pray that tradition carries on generations after I am in Heaven.  Some of my fondest memories of family are from Thanksgivings in the past.

The world is trying it’s best to take away from our special day by having all the midnight madness/black Friday sales that start late Thursday afternoon.  The evil one is good at distracting us away from what is important.  His goal is to destroy as many families as possible and taking family time away is one of His ploys against Christian families. 

My challenge to you is to enjoy Thanksgiving to the max!  Share the day with family and friends.  If you know someone who will be alone that day, invite them to join with you and celebrate the goodness of God.  Put some thought into establishing or renewing some traditions from your past to give forward to your children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren.  Remember, one day, all they will have left of you are memories that you have taken the time to make with them.  There is one memory that you can leave your children, heirs and friends, as your legacy to them is the knowledge of your love for the Lord Jesus Christ.  They can see it in your life, your actions, your words, your love for God and for others.  Leave them a Godly legacy to remember you by.  Tell them your salvation story for them to remember and challenge them to join you in Heaven one day.  We are commanded to teach them and promised that one day that it will make a difference in their lives.                          Proverbs 22:6

Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.

Praying for a wonderful Thanksgiving for you, your family and friends, Margie

About the Author Margie Winnie

Margie Winnie helps people find their happy place in their walk with God. She been in women’s ministry for over thirty years serving as a Sunday school teacher, women’s ministry leader, and has a long history of public speaking and singing. The author of "A Place Of Sweetness", she is currently writing "Mama’s Legacy". Margie is married, the mother of three children and two step-children, ten grandchildren and nine great grandchildren, as well as being "Mama" to many motherless ladies. She is the founder of WIGS (Women In God’s Service), a service ministry for Christian women.

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