Happy Thanksgiving 2021

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving Day here in America. We have been enjoying spending time together on our Thanksgiving break this week. It has been a rough year for many of us around the world, but there are still so many blessings to be thankful for. Thanksgiving is a time to acknowledge those blessings and give thanks to God who graciously blesses us with them. May we all remember the goodness of God this year, and give Him the gratitude and praise He deserves.

The photo above was taken by my Mom at our old house in Colorado. We have a different kind of turkey down here in Florida known as Osceola Turkeys. There were a couple in our backyard in July. They are big funny birds, and we see them all the time in our neighborhood.

Photo by Ryan, Florida Osceola Turkey in our backyard

Since today is Thanksgiving Eve, we have been spending the day cooking and preparing for tomorrow. My wife is making her famous homemade cinnamon rolls, and we will be making cookies soon too. There are wonderful scents of cinnamon, brown sugar, and maple syrup in the air, and we are all looking forward to enjoying those delicious rolls. My wife says they are more like sticky buns because of the special glaze she cooks them in, so I suppose they should be called sticky cinnamon rolls. They sure are good, no matter what you call them.

My wife preparing the cinnamon rolls. Notice the delicious sugary glaze, yummy.

God has been so good to us this year. He has given us victory over health challenges, and seen us through many trials and troubles. He is so very faithful, merciful, loving, and forgiving, and we give Him praise!

“Praise the LORD, O my soul; all my inmost being, praise his holy name.” -Psalm 103:1

“Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever.” -Psalm 107:1

“So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness.” -Colossians 2:6-7

I know many of you are suffering and are in the midst of serious trials right now. Our hearts and prayers are with you all. Let us not forget our brothers and sisters who need our support and prayers. Please pray for our good friend and sister in Christ, Vivian. Her husband Mark has been battling brain cancer for many months now. Please pray for them and their four children. Vivian has specifically asked for prayers for peace. We know God can do all things, and He can heal and perform miracles at anytime. Please lift up their family to the Lord.

You can also bless them financially through PayPal at: https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/helpoutviv

As we go through hard times, may the promises in God’s Word encourage and refresh our hearts, and may the peace and comfort of the Lord be with us. The Lord will never leave us nor forsake us. He will be with us always to the very end, just as He promised.

“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” -Philippians 4:6-7

“Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; trust also in me. In my Father’s house are many rooms; if it were not so, I would have told you. I am going there to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am. You know the way to the place where I am going.” -Jesus speaking in John 14:1-4

Count your blessings this Thanksgiving, give thanks to the Lord, and love each other deeply from the heart. From our family to yours, have a very blessed and Happy Thanksgiving!

Grace and peace to you all!

Author: Ryan Callahan

Hello, and welcome to my site! I am an independent Christian author (One Man's Very Strange Supernatural Life), blogger, and evangelist for Jesus. My main goal with this blog is to help people come to know Jesus, help people understand the Bible, and to minister to a lost and hurting world. This site is about hope, new beginnings, grace, mercy, forgiveness, and love! I'm glad you are here, God bless you! Copyright Β© 2023 Ryan Callahan. All rights reserved.

63 thoughts on “Happy Thanksgiving 2021”

  1. Happy Thanksgiving to your family as well. Let’s all be thankful for what God has given us because everything comes from Him. And let’s give thanks in all circumstances.
    Happy πŸ¦ƒ day! πŸ˜€

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  2. Happy Thanksgiving, my American brother! Yes, a difficult year indeed; but God! Though, I lost my daughter, in March, my younger brother in July, and almost lost my wife in January. His love is still faithful, and I will forever give thanks! Vivian, and husband, are on my prayer list, and in my heart!

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  3. Wishing you and yours a bountiful harvest of blessings, good health, and happy memories. Happy Thanksgiving! β€œNow thanks be unto God, which always causeth us to triumph in Christ, and maketh manifest the savour of his knowledge by us in every place.” 2 Corinthians 2:14

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  4. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family Ryan! Enjoy all those blessings!!
    Praying for Vivian right along with you, I was just on Instagram yesterday looking to see if she’d posted anything new. I think of her family and their circumstances often. Praying for them, thank you for including them in your post.❀️

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  5. I also extend Happy Thanksgiving blessings to you and yours Ryan. We’ve already celebrated Thanksgiving here in Canada a few weeks ago but those sticky cinnamon rolls look like they would be great anytime! So glad to know you are feeling better. God’s grace, peace and blessings to you and yours!

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  6. I love that photo taken by your mum and also the one from the window – what a fantastic looking bird! Even just the sound of cinnamon and maple syrup has me smiling. Have a wonderful family time, Ryan!

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  7. Isn’t Thanksgiving Day a lovely one?! A favorite and celebrated holiday set aside to give thanks to God for all the blessings he bestows upon us. “Thank you God, for your love.” Amen. “Happy Thanksgiving, Ryan, to you and my daughter-in-law and grandkids!” I sure wish we were all together, but we certainly are in our hearts! Talk to you soon. I love you all. Thank you for this beautiful Thanksgiving post and wishes, too.

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    1. Thanks. 😊 No, he is still running around out there somewhere. We had a small organic turkey from the local natural foods store. There are people who hunt those Osceola Turkeys though. Not sure I would want to eat one though. Definitely a different looking turkey. πŸ˜ŠπŸ¦ƒ Have a blessed weekend!

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  8. God bless you brother Ryan thank you very much, A grateful heart is like a contrite and humiliated heart which God cannot despise, A true Christian will always thank God whatever his situation, Thank God for everything always.

    God bless you and your family God bless everyone God blesses America.πŸ“–πŸ’Ž

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  9. Thank you for sharing this post on the thankfulness we share not only on Thanksgiving, but on an ongoing basis through Christ! We had an awesome Thanksgiving as all three of our girls and their husbands were together here in LA to not only celebrate Thanksgiving, but our granddaughters 5th birthday and the announcement from our youngest daughter that her and her husband were expecting their first child…a boy due in June!! We are very thankful for all His blessings!! My best to you and your family!! God Bless!!

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  10. Hope you and your family had a wonderful Thanksgiving, Ryan! πŸ™‚
    I’ll be praying for Mark and Vivian and their children. That’s really hard. I definitely believe in miracles, too, and I’ll be praying for one.

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  11. I know you had a great Thanksgiving Ryan. Those rolls looks delicious πŸ˜‹. Your wife is a great cook. Indeed, we have to give God thanks for taking us through this year in spite of the difficult times. Many people have lost loved ones and many people are going through difficult times similar to your friend and so we definitely have to keep them in prayers. My heart goes out to them. I can empathize with them because I have been through difficult times in the midst of the holiday. May the God of peace and miracles reach out to Vivian and everyone who is suffering at this time. God bless you my friend for caring and loving others.

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    1. I just read your post with the news about your Dad. Now I know why the Lord put you all on my heart last night to pray for your family. It’s comforting to know your Dad loved the Lord, and He is in perfect peace in Heaven. Praying the Lord comforts you all. Grace and peace to you and your family, brother.

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      1. Thanks. Although it wasn’t unexpected (he’d been slowly losing the battle with stage 4 cancer), it still came as a gut punch. But it’s quite comforting knowing that he’s in the right place for eternity.

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      2. Tell them I thank them. It’s become a more stressful time than it needs to be as at least one of Dad’s relatives is now spreading spreading lies about my Mum and us, blaming us for the circumstances of Dad’s death (along with one or two viler accusations that I won’t mention). Racheal’s had to block all communication from that relative. And I’m pretty sure that some of the other relatives think the same thing.

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