Written by cycleguy on November 22nd, 2019

We are in the season known as Thanksgiving. I tell you that just in case you were born under a rock yesterday. 🙂 In many ways, Thanksgiving is the forgotten season. It is sandwiched between Halloween and Christmas, both seasons which play very well into our consumeristic society. Candy and gifts. What more could you ask for? The way Thanksgiving is overlooked it makes you wonder if we won’t see Uncle Sam in a sleigh pulled by 8 tiny rabbits.

My sermon this Sunday is taken from Luke 17:11-19. It is the story of the 10 lepers who asked for healing. Jesus sent them on their way and as they went they were healed. Only one took the time to come back and say thanks. Leprosy was an ugly disease and to be cured from it was monumental. It boggles the mind to think only one individual stopped and turned around to say thanks.

I guess I shouldn’t be so critical though. How many times have I been blessed or seen God move and forget to say thanks? My simple challenge this week will be to remind the folks to say thanks. Not to take God’s goodness for granted.  Your prayers for Sunday would be appreciated.


I’d like to challenge you to do the same. With Thanksgiving next week, it is a time for reflection. Be sure to set aside some time to do so. Jo, Tami and I will be heading to Ohio early Monday morning to visit her sister and then stop off for a night in Columbus to our grandson and his parents. 🙂 Thursday noon the church is serving a meal for the community. I will approve your comments but will be missing most of the week. Thanks for reading.


5 Comments so far ↓

  1. May we all remember to give thanks to God each and every day, not just on Thanksgiving. Safe travels, Bill, and know you will all be in my prayers!

  2. Ryan S says:

    I second Martha’s comment, Thanksgiving should be a continual thought on our minds. Though, Bill, you are right… Consumerism doesn’t play very well with Thanksgiving, so it is often not given much of a thought, other than the “sales” that quickly follow (trample) Thanksgiving. Be safe in your journey!

    • cycleguy says:

      Sadly, there is more on the minds after Thanksgiving than during. Even now, we are seeing Black Friday sales early. When will it stop?

  3. floyd says:

    I’m with you, Bill. It’s so easy to take the multitude of gifts we get daily for granted.

    Some recent event has made me a bit more in sync with being thankful. No coincidences…

    Praying for you.