He was a self-made businessman who started a Laundomat from basically nothing 30 years ago and built it into something. Over lunch, I talked to my mom about how thankful I am Dad left us with a successful business we can easily maintain to meet all her financial needs. She reminisced about all the good times they had building the business. Just one thankful thought like that will be enough to encourage and keep us going for a good while.
In every congregation there are so many people who associate holidays like Thanksgiving with the loss of a loved one. This Thanksgiving, what can you do, say and sing that will help hurting people in your congregation find hope?