It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.

Author Unknown

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Chapter 11, Page 27, Book 08





THANK YOU GOD



We thank you, God for everything . . .


That we possess today . . .


Our happiness and comfort and . . .


Our democratic way . . .


The freedom of our country that . . .

We struggle to defend . . .


Against whatever enemy . . .


That tyranny may end . . .

We thank You for the turkey and . . .


Delicious dressing too . . .


And for our sweet potatoes we . . .

Are grateful unto you . . .


We thank You, God, for life on earth . . .

And for security . . .


As You have been The Guardian . . .

Of every family . . .


We thank You, God, with all our hearts . . .


On This Thanksgiving Day . . .

And with Your blessing may live . . .


According to Your way.






GOOD MORNING

Thanksgiving Blessings to you all.

This afternoon my family and I will be all together to share a meal and thank God for his blessings. One of the greatest blessings our family has received is faith in God. Our faith keeps us strong as we believe that no matter what happens our God is with us. It is a great comfort.

My family isn’t perfect and neither am I. We often get rowdy when we’re together and a little noisy I fear. I’ll never forget when DS#6 had his cancer surgery we were in his hospital room laughing and joking and a hospital chaplain came into the room and said it sounded like a party going on. It was a party. We were celebrating the fact that he survived the surgery. Laughter is the best medicine I know.

Even though this is an entirely different situation for us, I’m sure there will still be a celebration. We will thank God and be joyful for even though we’ve lost a loved one, we know we will all meet again. Our little one is in heaven with our dear Lord. There is life after death and we have the promise of eternal life.

Each day of my life in good times and bad I thank God for my blessings and rejoice in His unending Love.




THOUGHT FOR TODAY

Just this once, Lord,


I want to come to you with no problems,


but simply to say, Thank You:


For your forgiveness when I fail...


For the sheer joy of sleep when I'm terribly tired...

For the remedies for sickness when I am ill...


For the assurance that You have made a place especially for me...


For the joy of helping others when I see people in need...


For the earthly evidences of Your will...


For the fun that refreshes when everything gets too serious...

For the renewal in moments of silence...


For your abiding presence that makes


every day I live a day of thanks.

AMEN




May your and yours be blessed this day

and give thanks with a grateful heart.

'On Ya' - ma

13 comments:

Hollie said...

I will be thinking about you all on this Thanksgiving Day! My heart goes out to you all....

HUGS:)

Unknown said...

May the Lord bless you all today

Sugar said...

My thoughts & prayers are with you all this Thanksgiving!
God bless...

Kathy said...

May God Bless you all. I will be thinking about you all today. Enjoy your day together.

Joan said...

Will be thinking of you on this Thanksgiving day. Love Joan.

Jenny said...

We thank God that we do have a future with him in heaven. Thinking of you.
Jenny <><

Linda :) said...

Have a Blessed Thanksgiving Day with your wonderful family.... :)

Jan said...

Thinking of you all today ,Thanks giving blessings to you all ..love Jan xx

Sandra said...

I`m thinking of you all today, God Bless.

Love Sandra xxxx

betty said...

Happy Thanksgiving Ma and Family!!! I know you will find things to be thankful for and grateful to the Lord on this saddest of Thanksgivings and I know your little one is in the arms of Jesus this Thanksgiving and you will see him again for all of eternity :)

hugs to you all

betty

Sandra said...

I hope you are enjoying you thanksgiving with all the family.. you are all still in my prayers
Sandra

redpoppy007@aol.com said...

Glad to see you back..big hugs from my house to yours..

Jeannette said...

I know it must have been harder for you this year but you are blessed to have a wonderful and supporting family. God will help you get through this. You will be in my thoughts on Saturday morning. God is love.