As you remember Thanksgiving, what memories first come to mind?
I think of family and friends…the wonderful smells of amazing foods that are a “must have or it just isn’t Thanksgiving” tradition in our family…and a house that  – even though our family was small (and DID NOT always see eye to eye – ha!) – was filled with the heart-warming  sounds of people talking, laughing and spending precious time together.
And, yes…there are a few other memories that pop up as well…
like the time the blender was turned on without the lid and cream sauce was whirled all over the cabinets and ceiling…the time a turkey didn’t seem to be cooking – and duh!!! – the oven was not turned on!  Then there was my husband’s tangerine tree…it was only 3 tangerines but we had to have a ceremony – complete with photos – for the first big harvest.  Or like the time the kids were all outside playing (we live in Tampa and it is usually still in the 70’s or 80’s in November) and I heard a huge “thud” on the 2nd floor balcony – only to run upstairs and find my 15 year old son laid out on his back as a result of believing He could jump…or maybe fly???…from the roof to the balcony.  Fortunately no harm…no foul…but somehow this too seemed normal as it only added to the natural state of “controlled chaos” and fun I remember about Thanksgiving.
This year – I enjoy those memories yet again – and look forward to the new ones that will be added as we have marriages and grandchildren expanding our family and the joy of the holidays.
And this year we have even more to be thankful for.  As we have seen Identity and Destiny grow to over 4000 followers, we now have another family for which we give thanks!  As we remember ALL we have to be thankful for…we think of YOU.
We are so very grateful that you have joined our growing Identity and Destiny community, and in the coming year, we will continue to bring more valuable ways to help you FIND, KNOW and LIVE your God-given purpose!
Please stay connected and let us know what else we can do to help you discover the purpose God has for your life…and how to live it with abundance!
But for today…we just want to wish you a wonderful…gratitude-filled….Thanksgiving and say thank you to our Lord – the creator, sustainer and provider of every good and wonderful gift!
Enter His gates  with a song of thanksgiving. Come into his courtyards with
a song of praise.  Give thanks to him and praise his name.  For the Lord
is good  and His mercy and loving kindness are everlasting.  His faithfulness
and truth endure throughout every generation.”   (Psalm 100:4-5)
With Sincere thanks,
Tom and Pam