Faith vs Fear

Faith vs Fear

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Thanksgiving Thoughts

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. I enjoy the opportunity to take time to think of our many blessings, and the low-key family, food, and football atmosphere surrounding it. Notice how relaxed I am about the big dinner? That's because my sweet sister-in-law and brother invited us to their house. She loves to cook and entertain much more than I do. I'm assigned to bring the drinks; I can handle that. We do have a pie party on Sunday with the kids who are in town and available. I'm looking forward to the get-together.

The words of one of my favorite hymns keeps going through my mind, and seems appropriate to share with you this season:

For the beauty of the earth, For the beauty of the skies,
For the love which from our birth Over and around us lies,
Lord of all, to thee we raise This our hymn of grateful praise.

For the beauty of each hour Of the day and of the night,
Hill and vale, and tree and flow'r, Sun and moon, and stars of light,
Lord of all, to thee we raise This our hymn of grateful praise.

For the joy of human love, Brother, sister, parent, child,
Friends on earth, and friends above, For all gentle thoughts and mild,
Lord of all, to thee we raise This our hymn of grateful praise.

And for your amusement, I thought I'd share some funnies that a friend sent me:

I hope your Thanksgiving holiday is a joyful one.


  1. Hoping your Thanksgiving is a blessed one! Love that old hymn:)

  2. Hi Sallyo,
    I want to personally take the time to drop by and hope that you and your family are have a good Thanksgiving. I can understand the challenges of bipolar, and I want you to know that you do not walk alone. Please have faith in God and the friends He sends your way.

    Blessed Holidays to you!

  3. Happy Happy Thanksgiving! Hope you had a great day!

  4. Thank you all for the Thanksgiving wishes! I hope yours was the same at this blessed time of year.
    We had a wonderful time sharing a meal and visiting with my brother and sister-in-law on Thanksgiving. Our children and grandchildren (so CUTE! see above pix of them) came over for pie last night. We so enjoyed all the laughter and love and little ones running through the house. After they had all gone home we enjoyed the peace and quiet!

  5. Very nice post! Sounds like a wonderful day!


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