Unity: The Best Ingredient

Unity was the best ingredient in our Thanksgiving Dinner Celebration. I have been inspired as I read posts about others' Thanksgiving holiday and decided to write one of my own today.

When I woke on Thanksgiving, it was so dark and cold and quiet in my kitchen, but a pot of coffee and the Word of God warmed my body and my soul. I read Psalm 133 which speaks of unity among family and how pleasing it is to the Lord. It’s like precious oil poured on Aaron’s head and runs down his robes. Imagine being cloaked in unity and the Lord saying He bestows his blessing! This message had a wonderful ring to it and I prayed for unity as the day began. It manifested in most surprising ways!

Our cousin, Wayne, woke up showing me the house slippers he packed because he feels so at home at our house.

Dice woke up early and cooked us a hearty breakfast of bacon, biscuits and gravy.

The guys watched a cooking show after the parade and displayed their research dressing the 22 lb. bird with stuffing and seasoning.

Our daughter and SIL prepared appetizers to ward off our hunger and kept us content through the afternoon.

Me? Well, I read a good book!

Clean up after dinner went fast with everybody so willing to help in the kitchen so that we could eat pie and drink coffee and play “Left, Right, Center.” We are far from a perfect family with our communication gaps, offbeat sense of humors, and typical family issues, but forgiveness and acceptance runs deep in us and for that, I am thanking God for a wonderful holiday weekend.


  1. Wish I could have been there. Love you.

  2. Sounds and looks so wonderful. I'm really glad it went so well....hope you have a great weekend

  3. It sounds like you had a wonderful day, and you certainly remembered to start if off right.

  4. Beautiful Mary!
    Sounds so perfect...you are such a darling!
    Happy Thanksgiving!!!

    Deborah xoxoxoxoxo

  5. Sounds like it was a nice day. This was the first year my husband and I had a Thanksgiving at home with our kids. We usually enjoy a BIG feast with all of my 5 brothers, their wives and their kids...this year we opted for a quiet day at home. It was nice, but next year we'll be back to feasting with the family! :)

  6. Sounds really wonderful, love you.

  7. Unity truly is a beautiful thing. It's nice to see men in the kitchen. I'm glad you had a nice Thanksgiving.
    Have a lovely day today.

  8. It's nice to see you relaxing and the men took their time in the kitchen! :) I agree with you that unity is indeed the best ingredient. Unity is what we need to fight against the disruptive force of sins. How awesome when one is quick to forgive! God bless you sister and thank you for this wonderful post!

  9. Sounds so beautiful. Found you through 30 Days of Thanksgiving. I'm a new fan. Blessings, Nona@gr8day2save.com

  10. I love the picture of you enjoying a good book in a comfy chair. That's the way to have a wonderful Thanksgiving day!

  11. Joyous time, Mary. I enjoyed the presence of my family, too. Yes, we have our faults (what family doesn't??) - but there is something about the unity that joins us by blood.

    Sounds like the Body of Christ joined by the blood of the Lamb, huh?!

    That's something to sing Thanksgiving about!


  12. It sounds like a wonderful family and a wonderful holiday. You are blessed. mine was wonderful as well.

  13. Mary - it sounds like you had a wonderful day. (And I think you had the best part in reading a good book!) :) What a blessing to be able to spend time with family.

  14. Thanks for allowing us a peek into your holiday. Our pastor just read those verses about unity and the annointing on Aaron in church this morning. He does make all the difference. Have a great week, reveling in the memories.

  15. Thank you for sharing in pictures and words. Looks like a good time. Blessings.

  16. Looks like you had a wonderful Thanksgiving Day! Thank you for sharing about it.

    Have a lovely week! :)

  17. What a wonderful commentary on your family. I'm glad you had such a great Thanksgiving. I'm thankful that there is harmony in our family. Many don't know the blessings that come with that kind of family.


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