Monday, November 26, 2012

Thanksgiving Day 2012

I am thankful for my nieces and nephews even the one that is not in this photo.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

George Washington's Thanksgiving Proclamation

Whereas it is the duty of all nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey His will, to be grateful for His benefits, and humbly to implore His protection and favor; and Whereas both Houses of Congress have, by their joint committee, requested me to "recommend to the people of the United States a day of public thanksgiving and prayer, to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many and signal favors of Almighty God, especially by affording them an opportunity peaceably to establish a form of government for their safety and happiness. Now, therefore, I do recommend and assign Thursday, the 26th day of November next, to be devoted by the people of these States to the service of that great and glorious Being who is the beneficent author of all the good that was, that is, or that will be.
—George Washington

For Thanksgiving Day try going through the alphabet with praise for blessings.  Everyone can take a turn going around giving a praise and adding to the ones given before their own.  Example:  "On Thanksgiving and everyday, I am thankful to God for A-Andrew."  The next person adds to it.  "On Thanksgiving and everyday, I am thankful to God for Andrew and B-Bible."  It can be lots of fun.  You can put your own spin on it.  Let me know if you have any new ideas.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012


Don’t Doubt Him Now
by Frank Reynolds

Don’t doubt him now,
Don’t lend your heart to sorrow.
Though all around seems in such disarray,
God’s arm is sure, sustaining through tomorrow,
Dispelling doubts that only bring dismay.
Don’t doubt him now,
Don’t doubt him now.

Trust in God’s love
To turn your care to gladness,
Prove for yourself the merit of his grace.
Find in his strength the will to shake off sadness.
Discover too the warmth of his embrace.
Trust in God’s love,
Don’t doubt him now.

Your faith in him
Will gladden ev’ry morning,
The day’s advance will more his goodness show.
Your heartfelt trust fulfils the Father’s longing,
And in return his love he will bestow.
Have faith in him,
Don’t doubt him now.
Have faith in him,
Don’t doubt him now.

The Lord redeemeth the soul of his servants: and none of them that trust in Him shall be desolate.  Psalm 34:22

Take comfort in Him with your "shield of faith" which quenches all the fiery darts of the devil.