Thursday, November 24, 2005

Does Turkey Make You Sleepy or Thankful?

I wonder how many of us take naps on Thanksgiving. Why do we take naps? Is it the food or is it just the fact that we keep a crazy schedule and during Thanksgiving we are expected to rest up a bit?

What are you going to be eating today? Do you prefer ham or turkey? I definitely prefer turkey. So, have you ever heard that turkey makes you sleepy, or better yet have you ever told people this? Well, according to a story by National Geographic they say, "Contrary to popular belief, turkey's tryptophan does doesn't cause drowsiness. In fact, the substance could possibly aid in the treatment of depression and multiple sclerosis." Check out the article and enjoy a good turkey today.

And when you eat, please remember to thank God. Make a list of 30 things that you are thankful for. One for each day of the month. After making your list, you might be surprised encouragement rises up within you. As Paul says in Col. 3:15 "And be Thankful."

"In a culture caught in an insatiable craving for more, a culture of perpetual dissatisfaction because there is never enough, the community renewed in the image of the Creator is characterized by 'radical gratitude.' 'We are held captive by dissatisfaction,' writes Mary Jo Leddy. As a consequence, 'ingratitude is ingrained within every social class within the culture of money. It is how sin takes shape within us, conditions us, and holds us captive.' Therefore 'the longer we live ungrratefully, the more we strenthen the claims of a culture that takes everything and everyone for granted.' Deep experiences and expressions of thanksgiving - for creation, for the gifts of our lives, for the redemption and peace of Christ - break through this culture of ingratitude and loosen its claim on our lives. It is no wonder that Paul makes the call to gratitude three times in three verses [in Colossians 3]." Colossians Remixed by Keesmaat and Walsh as quoted by tabletalk.

We can also be thankful that the bird flu has not gone from human to human yet. It is also good to keep up on the latest in regard to the bird flu, so check out the article in National Geographic entitled: Bird Flu Basics - What it is and How it Could Explode.


At 8:56 AM, Blogger grace said...

It's the carbs that make you sleepy - stuffing, potatoes, dinner rolls, and pumpkin pie.

Enjoy them and the nap.
Happy thanksgiving.

At 8:59 AM, Blogger chanchanchepon said...


thanks for the good words and happy thanksgiving.

Maybe I will see you in December at Awaken?

At 11:21 AM, Blogger J.R. Woodward said...

grace, thanks for the thoughts and billy, i am planning on being at awaken, i didn't know you were coming, that's cool.

happy thanksgiving to you both!


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