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with Gloria Holiday

This is my column from last week. I missed the deadline to have it in. To me, every day is a day to say thank you and give thanks to the Lord. Have a wonderful day. Hope to see you at the Christmas parade on Thursday, Dec. 2.
Hello to everyone! For this is the day the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad! It is great to be with you on this last week of November. Before anything else is said, let us do this – 1 Thessalonians 5:18 reads, “In everything give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.” I hope each and every one of you had a wonderful week. You know I love this time of year like so many of us do, when families come together and have a wonderful, blessed time. Even though I did not have my mom, Mrs. Annie Clay, instructing me on how to make all of our favorite dishes for Thanksgiving, my family and I learned so much from her while she was on this earth and also from our father Mr. Parnell Brown.
I know 2020-21 has been a hard year for some of us with the coronavirus attacking our families, or you may know a family that the virus has affected. Even with that, we still have so much to be thankful for! We are blessed to have so many great memories! Just like you have so many great memories of your loved ones! So today and every day, let us just tell the Lord, “Thank You!”
“Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God.” – Philippians 4:6
This week I am going to leave you with what Thanksgiving is:
“Thanksgiving is a time of gratitude to God, our Creator and Provider, whose guidance and care go before us…and whose love is with us forever. Thanksgiving is a time to reflect on the changes, to remember that we, too, grow and change from one season of life to another. Thanksgiving is a time of changing seasons, when leaves turn golden in Autumn’s wake and apples are crisp in the first chill breezes of fall. Let us remember the true meaning of Thanksgiving. As we see the beauty of Autumn, let us acknowledge the many blessings which are ours…let us think of our families and friends..and let us give thanks in our hearts.” – Author Unknown.
With that been said, I want to say, “Thank you,” to my community family for reading this colum! I love you and I am praying for you daily. I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! Let us not forget about our soldiers, so, to all of our soldiers who celebrated Thanksgiving away from home, we do appreciate you. Thank you for your service, and I pray you had a blessed Thanksgiving Day! Let us not for get to pray for OUR UNITED STATES OF AMERICA!
The City would like to say, “Happy Birthday” to Shalonda Burton who celebrated on Nov. 25. Happy Birthday to Eboni Burton on Nov. 25, my daughter Glorina Holiday on Nov. 29 and Shameka Johnson on Nov. 26. Shameka is employed with Southwest HRA Head Start as a Family Case Manager. We pray that you will have many more.
If you live in the City of Henderson and have news about your families, birthdays, anniversaries, announcements or things happening in the City, I need to hear from you. Call me at 608-6132 and leave your message, or you may email me gloria__holiday@msn.com.
HAVE A GREAT WEEK! BE THANKFUL! HAVE A BLESS THANKSGIVING! BE SAFE!