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Does your company do a Thanksgiving potluck?


Today my place of employment was gracious enough to give us a 2 hour lunch break!!!!

Yup! 2 HOURS!!!


We have an amazing Fun Committee who decorated one of our classrooms with the cutest Thanksgiving center pieces and hanging leaves. Gold table clothes and festive plates. Even a banner and glittery lights to add to the festivities.

There was so much food. All kinds.

Rice with beans, crockpot mac and cheese, baked mac and cheese, sweet ham, turkey, jerk turkey, gluten free corn bread and chili, Cesar salad, Asian crispy salad, chicken wings, sweet plantains, lobster bisque, potato salad, quiche, sweet potato casserole, a Jamaican fish dish, and more.

But wait! There’s dessert too!!!

Pies on pies on pies! Brownies, chocolate cake, pumpkin cheesecake bars, layered pumpkin pudding, did I mention pies?!

Let’s just say¬† that today’s lunch was a yummy delicious mess of goodness!


Keep Shining, Nat

Tell me about your staff thanksgiving potluck in the comments below.


wpid-20151123_193728.jpgI am so grateful to be part of a church that is generous. Over the last couple of weeks my church has feed 10,000 people through our annual Feed the City initiative. And tonight student ministry joined in on the fun. All grades from 6th to 12th had the opportunity to bless 2 families with Thanksgiving dinner. It’s our very own version of Ding-Dong-Ditch!

Yup. We Shop. We Ding-Dong. We Ditch a Turkey on their front step!

Then we run and hide and watch as they open their door to this Thanksgiving surprise.

To be honest, I almost didn’t want to go tonight.

I was leaving work and kinda was just in the mood to head home and lounge… like if I hadn’t done enough lounging over the weekend… refer to yesterday’s post here.

I called my middle school director unintentionally trying to get out of it and she didn’t even let it come up in the conversation.


I was late but I made it in time to listen to the rules.

#1 Safety First!!!

And as all the grades split up into their groups I quickly realized that we had 3 students in attendance from our grade….. it’s like God keeps trying to tell me something through our ever decreasing numbers.

But thank goodness for Heather reminding me what it was all about. She talked me into doing both houses instead of just 1 and made me laugh in the process.

It ended up being an amazing, amazing experience! As I knew in my heart it would be.

We were able to bless a ton of families in need and share the love of Jesus while we were at it.

Shout Out to Winn Dixie for amazing discounts and additional discounts with the reward card!!

Keep Shining, Nat

How are you blessing a family in need this holiday season?