“Thanksgiving dinners take 18 hours to prepare. They are consumed in 12 minutes. Half-times take 12 minutes. This is not coincidence.”   ― Erma Bombeck

Blessings to all of you this Thanksgiving week! We hope that your Thanksgiving will be a time of love, laughter and wonderful memories. We are certainly thankful for the ways you have blessed us with your support and love. We appreciate your emails, letters, photos and all the ways you reach out to us here at Homecoming.

And we'd love to know your answer to this question: What are you most thankful for this year? If you're willing to take just a moment to answer, click here!

A thought from the Word...

Philippians 1:3-6
I thank my God every time I remember you. In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now, being confident of this,that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.

Our talented friend Jason Crabb has appeared in countless venues and even on the big screen. Now, his name will be popping up in a surprising new place, in the company of a cute youngster whose face has been known since the early 1930s. Intrigued? Click here!
Bill and Gloria Gaither will host a Christmas extravaganza on November 30 in Indianapolis, to benefit Indiana's homeless population. Bill visited Wheeler Mission's Shelter for Men earlier this year, and he wanted to help make a difference. The event promises to be a spectacular evening, with artists including the GVB, the Isaacs, the Martins, Charlotte Ritchie, Angie Primm and many more. For more information, click here!
Ernie Haase (shown at left with his parents) shared a sweet conversation he recently enjoyed with his father, Ray. His dad explained that the Christmas song, "My Life Was Changed By a Baby Boy" holds a very special meaning for him. Read all about it here.
For a limited time, we are offering a discount price of only $18.95 for one year of Homecoming Magazine when you give someone a subscription, plus you will receive a bonus gift for FREE! Just call 1-800-527-5226 and mention that you saw this offer in the Homecoming newsletter. A couple of tips...if you want the gift subscription to begin with Jan/Feb (instead of Nov/Dec), please let them know when you call. Also, if you'd like a card sent to the recipient, just ask!
Don't forget; there's not much time left to enter Homecoming Magazine's "Lyrics of Your Life" contest, to be judged by Gloria Gaither and bestselling author Karen Kingsbury. Two grand prize winners will be awarded an unforgettable trip to Gloria's Songwriting Intensive in Indiana plus $100 to spend at Gaither Family Resources, and two runners-up will receive an iPad preloaded with a selection of books from Gloria and Karen! Click here for details.