A Thankful Thanksgiving

“Rejoice always; pray without ceasing; in everything give thanks; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” – 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

Fatty time! Such deliciousness…

The four united

The bebe trying to eat my bebe :<

Some of the boys

Going around sharing what we’re thankful for

Hehe, some cuties

So thankful for this group of brothers and sisters!

I am so happy that I was able to spend Thanksgiving at home this year with family and friends (I was in China last year); this was probably one of my favorite ones too! Such a memorable time of fellowship over good food and sweet sharing. I was so encouraged by everyone’s sharing of how God has been working in their lives this past year. Through good times and bad times, He surely is the God revealed in the Bible: sovereign and always faithful. He provides and blesses us so much more than we deserve and in ways that we cannot even start to fathom!

Thank you Jesus for reminding me of your love, mercy, and grace through these fellow brothers and sisters; your blessings are new every morning!

Something I read from John MacArthur a couple years back…

“A Thankful heart is essential for true spiritual service. If you are trying to serve the Lord without gratitude in your heart for what He’s done for you, then you are serving in the flesh with improper motives. One who is thankful realizes that God has a cause for everything that happens. One who serves externally, legalistically, or ritualistically will not find very many things to be thankful for in his life because he is not grateful for the things God has already done for him.

Do you have a thankful heart? Are you overwhelmed with thanksgiving for what God has done? If you are, then you will be free from bitterness or resentment toward God or anyone else.

There is so much to be thankful for. The devil often tempts us by saying “You deserve better than that. You don’t have to be thankful. But when he does, make sure you remember how much you have to be thankful for!

Hope everyone had wonderful and blessed Thanksgiving!

Love, Serena



  1. food looks awesome. people too.

  2. everyone’s so grown up. amazing!

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