There is something about the holidays--that makes me want to eat turkey! Every year (for my entire life) I think we have eaten the same thing on Thanksgiving--at least as long as I can remember. Because I was working this Thanksgiving, I was going to be staying in town with Brett's family. They were having a non-traditional Thanksgiving dinner (more about that later), but I still wanted some good ol' stuffing and turkey!
So--I decided to make my own! Now--I've never cooked a turkey before or stuffed one. And I've never made sweet potato crunch either. I've never had to do these things--because my mother always did them so well ;) I purchased what I thought was turkey "breasts." Much to my surprise--it was an entire turkey sans the legs!! But I think I did a pretty good job of cooking it (even though the injection I bought fell to the floor right before I was about to use it--shattering the glass and sending buttery garlic sauce across the kitchen floor! I was very Thankful that Lydia was not present!
So--on Wednesday night we had our Thanksgiving meal. And I have to say....it turned out pretty good, especially for my first turkey :)
Sunday, Pastor Mike spoke about thankfulness (fitting for this week) and about complaining. There were many other points, but what I walked away with was how important it was to be thankful--and to simply have joy! So often, it's easy to complain and whine and feel "stressed" out, but in truth, I have much to be joyful about!
For the joy set before Him, He endured the cross...