Thanksgiving is more than just a long holiday weekend to watch eight consecutive hours of football or find a few bargains. It’s a time to reflect on the remarkable blessings showered upon us. Think back over the year and you’ll remember how often a crisis loomed above you. Perhaps you’re facing just such a situation now. And yet, how many of last year’s looming disasters are still with you? There is much for which to be thankful and Thanksgiving is the perfect time to remind yourself and your family of what you are really grateful. I hope that you and your loved ones are able to escape the daily grind and spend some quality time together. And don’t forget to pray for US troops overseas, far away from home. If you have friends or relatives in the military, please lift them up.