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November 9, 2023—THANKFUL THURSDAY

Loyd Miller's Thanksgiving Reflections: Family, Faith, and the Blessings of Plainview, AR

Written by Fabrizio Perez


As Thanksgiving approaches, Loyd Miller takes a moment to reflect on the rich tapestry of memories that have shaped his gratitude and the welcoming embrace of his community in Plainview, AR.


For Loyd, the most memorable Thanksgiving transports him back to the warmth of his grandmother's home. In those cherished moments, the family would gather around the table for a hearty Thanksgiving dinner, basking in the love and joy that filled the air. The day unfolded with shared laughter and stories, extending into the evening when a special tradition took place – decorating his grandmother's home for Christmas. The lights twinkled, and the Christmas tree stood adorned, marking the onset of the festive season. This tradition, etched in time, became a symbol of family unity and love, especially during the holiday season.


When Loyd contemplates what he is most thankful for in his life, his priorities are clear. "First and foremost, my Lord and Savior," he expresses with unwavering faith.


His spiritual foundation serves as a guiding light, shaping his perspective on life and gratitude. His family, a blessing from above, is another source of immense thankfulness.


In the midst of profound expressions of gratitude, Loyd adds a touch of humor, acknowledging his love for a classic Thanksgiving treat—pumpkin pie.

Having been a Plainview, AR, resident for a little over two years, Loyd's connection to the community goes beyond mere residency. As a pastor, he has been an active participant in the community for five years, contributing to its spiritual well-being and fostering connections. Despite the relatively short time spent as a resident, Plainview has become a significant part of Loyd's journey, both personally and professionally.

The essence of what makes Plainview special to Loyd lies in the friendly atmosphere that greeted him and his family when they first moved to the community. The warmth of the welcome and the commitment the community demonstrates resonate deeply with Loyd. It's this sense of community, a commitment to one another, that makes Plainview more than just a place of residence—it's a home filled with heart.


As Loyd prepares to celebrate his third Thanksgiving in Plainview, he carries with him a tapestry of memories, a strong sense of gratitude, and a deep appreciation for the friendly atmosphere that has become a hallmark of this community. With each passing year, Loyd Miller looks forward to creating new memories and continuing to contribute to the rich and welcoming tapestry of Plainview, AR.

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