We have been making plans for several weeks now; grocery lists and phone calls to see who will be able to be there and who won't. Yes, we are planning a meal with all the trimmings; and we are also looking forward to family fellowship, and especially getting to play with the grandkids. This has been a tradition in our family for as long as I can remember. On several of these occasions, right in the middle of the meal, one of the cooks would suddenly jump up from the table, dart to the kitchen and come back with another dish. They might say, "I almost forgot the congealed salad" (we call it green stuff), or our favorite (my mother's roll recipe) rolls, or some other dish. If we are not careful, we may forget or omit God in all our celebrating. God has no problem with us enjoying a good meal with family and friends (Deuteronomy 26:9-11 & 10, Joel 2:26), but I think He would appreciate if we would, or could, be thankful and realize who made all of these things possible (Psalm 50:14, 92:1-5, 100:4). I also understand some years are harder than others; some people and families have or are going through difficult times (Ecclesiastes 7:14). Let's pray for them, our country and for those in troubled areas of our world. Enjoy the holiday and let's not for get to thank God. See you in church next Sunday!