Tuesday, November 27, 2007



For each new morning with its light,
For rest and shelter of the night,
For health and food,
For love and friends,
For everything Thy goodness sends.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson

In everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.
-I Thessalonians 5:18

I'm a little late with a "Thanksgiving" post, but I wanted to pause before Advent begins and reflect on the Lord's bountiful goodness to us. The poem above sums it up - we had each of those things in abundance: days the Lord made for us to enjoy and glorify Him; shelter in the form of my Mom's house in Tennessee; good health and good food (yum!); the love of over 20 family members gathered into one big noisy, joyful bunch - "blessings all mine with ten thousand beside. Great is Thy Faithfulness!"


Kate said...

Amen! Indeed, so much to be thankful for!

Mary@notbefore7 said...

Never too late to give Thanks! Great words spoken. That poem just sums it up.

Anonymous said...

I really enjoyed your post today! What's all the rush about, anyway? I find myself getting caught up in it. It's wonderful to continue that pause a little while longer, to continue to consider what we have before we begin to think of what we need. Thanks for the reminder.

my4loveys said...

I'm so glad you have a wonderful time. Yes, we have soooo much to be thankful for!

Janice said...

Great post as always. I'm so thankful for you guys - your friendship especially!

Kate said...

great day alive- that picture is sweet! ;)