Sony’s Thoughts: Post-Thanksgiving Admonition

Across the country, most of the Thanksgiving parties are over and life begins to get back to normal. Families return to their homes, people return to work, children resume their studies and, for housewives, they continue their menial tasks in the quietness of their home.

For some, there is often a letdown when days of activity begin to subside. Maybe a loneliness creeps in or you have time to think about the one person who was not at your gathering this year for the first time. Let me encourage you to take this time to draw near to Jesus, the One who is still with you though others may have left. In the midst of the hustle and bustle, even though I’m sure most of us took time to thank God for His blessings, it can be hard to get much quality time alone with Him but now is a great time. Thank Him for everything He did for you this week. Thank Him for the family members who may be hard to get along with but whom He is helping you to love anyway. Repent of anything you said or did this weekend which was not Godly so that you do not have that guilt carrying over with you into the next gathering. And, whatever you do, be sure to praise Him for who He is and the fact that He loves you.

Don’t stop thanking God just because the official holiday is over. He deserves our praise and attention forever and always!

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  1. Nice thoughts, Sony. Thanks.

    Let me guess: You’re not a housewife, are you? 😉

    • Janet, Thank you for the comment and thank you for reading my post.

      I’m actually not a housewife but let me just say I know a lot of them and, with the ministry I work for, we reach a lot of wives who often express a need for encouragement. For those whose children go to school and husbands go back to work tomorrow, I figure this could be a lonely time for them but God’s grace is so sufficient and I just wanted to encourage everyone in that.

  2. I’m not one either, but it’s what I consider a high compliment. 🙂

  3. I suppose I should add that I’m not a housewife because it’s not what God has called me to at this point but I praise God for those who have been called to that and who serve Him in that way. It is by no means an unimportant task.

    • I knew you felt that way, or I wouldn’t have made my comment.

  4. Try trading places with a housewife and see how menial of a calling it really is!! NOT!!! I’m guessing you enjoyed a wonderful Thanksgiving dinner without lifting a hand to help. The pay is menial…but can come in comments of appreciation rather than being made to feel like a servant. Sorry you hit a live nerve.

    • I’m not sure whether you were addressing me or Sony. Both of us are just unmarried women who still live at home. I think that I would speak for both of us in saying that we don’t know of any higher calling, or anything we’d rather be than a “housewife” and mother. My mom has been a stay-at-home mom since we were born, and it is something I respect and appreciate. But it’s hard to be a wife without a husband. 🙂
      I think Sony probably does a better job of helping than I do, but even I do help my mom with some housewifely tasks on a regular basis. I apologize if my comments came across as considering some other calling more important.

      • Amy, you did a great job of speaking on my behalf. I definitely did not mean to come across as putting down housewives. As Amy mentioned, I’m not a wife but I agree that it’s a high calling which is why I want to encourage those who are stay-at-home wives and moms.

  5. Just for the record, my mother always hated the term “housewife” – she said she wasn’t married to her house!

    Sony, I felt pretty sure that you did not intend to offend anyone – qutie the opposite, actually. Your heart was in the right place (even if the word choice wasn’t! 🙂 ). Encouragement is always welcome!