Let’s Talk Turkey

Most would agree that the undisputed centerpiece of the American Thanksgiving feast is Turkey.
 
The National Turkey Federation estimated that 46 million turkeys—one fifth of the annual total of 235 million consumed in the United States in 2007—were eaten at Thanksgiving. 

(Source: History.com)

But I think we could also agree that no Thanksgiving table would be complete without the sides.

The lively flavors of sweet potato, pumpkin and cranberry are a perfect compliment to thetaste of the average turkey.

And the gravy! Let’s not forget that dazzling drizzle of deliciousness that brings it all together.
It’s the yummy combination of sweet and savory that makes our taste buds tingle with delight.

And, speaking of yummy…

This juicy, little butterball is the newest addition to our family!
Couldn’t you just gobble him up?

Fun Facts from EatTurkey.com:

Did you Know?

Only tom turkeys gobble.

Hen turkeys make a clicking noise.

Domesticated turkeys cannot fly.

Wild turkeys can fly for short distances up to 55 miles per hour and can run 20 miles per hour.

I love this time of year! It’s a time of giving thanks to God for the blessings He has given us. And it is also a time to share those blessings with others.

Because the truth is there are many people who cannot afford a Thanksgiving meal, or any meal for that matter.

“A generous man will himself be blessed, for he shares his food with the poor.” Proverbs 22:9

FeedingAmerica.org reports that “For 1 in 6 Americans, hunger is a reality.” Click here to read more statistics on their website and see if your state is one of the 7 listed as being the highest for household food insecurity, (meaning families who don’t know where there next meal is coming from.)
I was reading this scripture in Colossians the other day and, for reasons I can’t explain, it sounded like a menu to me.
Please forgive the seasonal analogy here…If we are feasting daily on the meat of God’s Word, if this is the centerpiece, then the “compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience” mentioned in Chapter 3, verse 12 will be the attributes (or sides) that bring the Word to life. Verse 14 goes on to say this:

 “And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.”

So I guess LOVE would be the gravy.  🙂

Yes! Because love is that great unifier that binds us together. Makes life taste better. Turns Thanks-giving into Thanks-living.

Below is a funny look at Thanksgiving. Sort of what happens when expectation meets reality. Sometimes you just need to laugh. I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving. May your tables and hearts be full to overflowing with blessings. And lots of gravy!

All Mom Wants for Thanksgiving from skitzychicks on GodTube.

5 thoughts on “Let’s Talk Turkey

  1. This is a wonderful Thanksgiving post filled with fun facts and wisdom! I like your biblical analogy, too!! I so appreciate the kind note you left on my blog about my turkey. That was sweet of you. I’m so thankful is turned out as well as it did!
    Happy Thanksgiving,
    Leslie

  2. That was so funny! My favorite card was “and highly flammable.” LOL!! Your little gobbler is adorable. I want one of those around the house again someday.

    As to the seasonal analogy, I LOVED that. That’s just the kind of thing I like. I’m passing it along to the person who does our children’s sermon because I actually think it could even be adapted for little ones to understand. Excellent!!

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