Thankful for His Grace – Patricia A. Bridewell


“Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, and into His courts with praise: be thankful unto Him, and bless His name.” Psalm 100:4 (KJV)

This week, I have asked several author friends to guest blog. Thank you to all of the authors who shared their Thanksgiving blogs. God Bless You!

For me, Thanksgiving evokes fond memories. I will never forget Mama’s turkey and dressing, Aunt Dorothy’s macaroni and cheese, Grandmama’s homemade sweet potato pies, and an assortment of other foods they prepared for our family. On Thanksgiving, we gathered around the dinner table and clasped hands while Grandmama prayed before we ate. She spoke prayers that were soul-stirring and nobody moved until she had finished. After dinner, the adults huddled together and chit-chatted for hours. Later on, a family member always volunteered to drive Grandmama home. Before the car swerved away from the curb, somebody had opened the champagne, the music was blaring, the finger popping and dancing started. During the mid to late sixties, that was my family’s style. Lol.

Grandmama was the matriarch of our small family and my beautiful memories of her are everlasting. Her walk with the Lord led to a fruitful life that lasted 98 years. She taught us how to pray and to recognize the important things in life such as giving and caring. I am thankful for her encouraging words and prayers, which have resonated throughout my life. God’s grace is powerful, and I thank Him for my children, grandchild, family, health, and the gifts of writing, educating, and inspiring other people. Lord, thank you for your grace!

Happy Thanksgiving!


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