01 November 2009

Thankfulness in November 2009

Aren't you glad November is finally here? I have been looking forward to this month, and I have been looking forward to once again celebrating Thankfulness in November. I hope you are too. If you've never heard of it before, you're in for a treat. Not only will you realize that you have more things to be thankful for than you thought possible, but at the end of the month, you will have a little chunk of change to show for and to give as an offering of thanksgiving, when most people are running out of cash. And it's such a good feeling to give a little extra when the going gets tough, believe me! That's part of the reason why I'm so looking forward to Thankfulness in November.

For those of you who are new to the idea, here's the basic concept:

If you wish to participate, you'll need a container to hold the change that you'll be collecting, which will be referred to as the bank. Each day there is something to be thankful for, and a small monetary donation to put into the the bank. At the end of the month, you'll have a heap of change (and a heap of things to be thankful for). Then you can bring your contribution to your church on December 6th, and glorify God for His generous provisions in your life.

Last year, not only was it fun to bring an envelope packed full of coins to put in the offering plate, but it was fun to see how excited the kids were to do it. I imagine when a whole congregation of people celebrate Thankfulness in November, that first Sunday in December must be a lot of fun and extra work for the offering-collectors!

I would love to hear from you if you are going to participate! Please leave a comment below, and even your website if you are going to post about it on your blog. Thanks for your participation!

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