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A Purposeful Thanksgiving Week

A Purposeful Thanksgiving Week

I will give thanks to the Lord according to His righteousness and will sing praise to the name of the Lord Most High. Psalm 7:17 NASB

Monday- Extend an Invitation

Prayerfully consider who you could invite to gather around your table. Try to think more broadly about who you could extend an invitation to. Have you considered:

  • Neighbors whom you don’t know very well
  • Someone without family nearby
  • A family that has relocated from another state or country
  • A widow, a college student, or someone who recently lost a loved one
  • Someone who had a particularly challenging year             

Don’t be afraid to invite someone last-minute, you never know who might be blessed to be sitting at your Thanksgiving table.     

Tuesday- Service with a Smile

Thanksgiving is the perfect time to focus on the needs of others. Simple service project ideas include:

  • Home repairs or errands for someone who is homebound
  • Volunteering at a local homeless shelter or soup kitchen
  • Pay for a stranger's coffee or lunch, they might just pay it forward! 
  • Handwritten notes, letters, or care packages for those working on holidays. First responders, doctors, nurses, and staff at local shelters would all be blessed by your thoughtfulness.

Wednesday- You’ve Been "Gobbled"

Are you familiar with the tradition “You’ve been Booed”? If this is a new concept to you, the idea is to anonymously surprise someone or in this case “gobble them” and ask them to pay it forward by “gobbling" someone else with kindness. To participate, secretively, place a treat on someone’s porch along with this “You’ve Been Gobbled” free printable. It will give them instructions to pass along the thanks! 

Thursday- Run for a Cause 

If you haven’t already, sign up for the Gobble Jog and make this a meaningful Thanksgiving tradition! Our goal is to have 75 people on the Cornerstone Prep team. Click here to register today and make sure to join the Cornerstone Prep team. Register today, prices increase Sunday, Nov 20. Even if you can’t be there in person, register as a phantom or virtual runner option and you will still receive a t-shirt.
Bonus: Staff and students can wear their Gobble Jog shirt and blue jeans on the Tuesday and Wednesday after Thanksgiving break.
Click here to learn more about the Gobble Jog which helps support MUST Ministries. 

Friday- Plan Ahead

As you reflect on all the blessings He has given us, remember that Christmas is fast approaching. Brainstorm ways as a family that you can bless others in need during the upcoming Christmas season. Whether it’s a Hope for Christmas event at your church, collecting coats for the homeless, or participating in Operation Christmas Child, there are so many creative ways to show the love of Jesus to others during this holiday season. The possibilities are endless, so put on your thinking caps and get ready to be blessed in return! 

What are some of your family traditions that help you focus on the goodness of the Lord in your lives? How do you praise Him for all He has done? We would love to have you share those in the comments below.

Wishing you a purposeful, joyful Thanksgiving gathering. May you be overwhelmed with thankfulness to Him!





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