Several years ago, the eyes of the world were on the Olympic Games being held in Beijing, China. Athletes from all over the world trained long and hard to try and earn the right of standing on the center podium to receive a gold medal.
As we celebrate the last days of the current year and enjoy the festive times of Christmas, do we have an expectation of what the days and months of the New Year are going to bring? Have we made plans that are going to affect us in the next few days as well as the future?
What does Thanksgiving mean to you? Is it a day of family fun, visiting, eating, watching ballgames, etc. or is it a time that all of us should realize what the Almighty God has blessed us with?
Recently I traveled to Branson, MO, with my wife and several of our friends. We attended the Hughes Brothers Christmas Show and were very entertained and enlightened with their performance. It was a family atmosphere and all their children participated in the program.
Several years ago, my wife and I scheduled a cruise out of New York bound for Canada, with stops in St. John Bay and Nova Scotia. Several of our friends were going on this cruise also. Some flew to New York City and some of us drove.