Today I am thankful for many things: my family, my job, and my good health. I am thankful for a God who loves us and who has reconciled us to Him through the gift of grace. I am thankful for living in a free Nation that recognizes my right to believe, and to advocate for that belief. I am thankful for the men and women I served with, and who defend that Nation today.

I’m also pretty dang happy about this:

This will be my first attempt at smoking a turkey, so the family will all be especially thankful if Dad doesn’t screw the pooch.

Speaking of Thansksgiving pooch-screwin’, here’s a timeless classic that deserves its place in the holiday pantheon alongside Alice’s Restaurant and Charlie Brown:

Eat up and enjoy!