Learning to see . . .


Colossians 3:15
And let the peace of God rule in your hearts,
to the which also ye are called in one body;
and be ye thankful.

Let me teach you thanksgiving.
Begin by acknowledging that everything–
all your possessions and all that you are–belongs to Me.
The dawning of each new day is a gift from Me,
not to be taken for granted.
The earth is vibrantly alive with My blessings,
giving vivid testimony to my Presence.
If you slow down your pace of life,
you can find Me anywhere.

. . . .

The secret of being thankful is
learning to see everything from My prespective.
My world is your classroom.
My word is a lamp to your feet and a light for your path.
Sarah Young

cozy acres rv with awningThis is home, and I’m thankful.


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Today’s thought – In All Circumstances

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Good Morning

I Thessalonians 5:16-18
Rejoice evermore.
Pray without ceasing.
In every thing give thanks:
for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus
concerning you

A farmer who lived near London during World War II
wrote to the Scripture Gift Mission requesting prayer
that no bombs would fall on his small farm.
He enclosed a five-shilling offering.
He explained that his harvest had been awful,
and he didn’t have enough money
to bring water for the parched crops.
He could not afford another setback without losing his farm.
The secretary of the mission wrote back
and said he could not ask that his farm be spared
but instead would bray that God’s will would be done.

Soon afterward the largest bomb in the German arsenal
hit the man’s farm.
The impact was so big that it unearthed a spring.
The spring not only amply watered his farm,
but also enabled him to share water with his neighbors.
And the next year,
he enjoyed an abundant harvest.
He sent a fifty-pound check
to the mission as a thanksgiving offering.
from A Daybook of Grace, Fall River Press

Thank God for unexpected blessings. . . Today
with my prayers, desiring yours, Leslie

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November 28, Today’s Thought – Thanksgiving

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Good Morning

Psalm 100

Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all ye lands.
Serve the Lord with gladness: come before his presence with singing.
Know ye that the Lord he is God:
it is he that hath made us,
and not we ourselves;
we are his people,
and the sheep of his pasture.
Enter into his gates with thanksgiving,
and into his courts with praise:
be thankful unto him, and bless his name.
For the Lord is good;
his mercy is everlasting;
and his truth endureth to all generations.

Lord, so oftentimes, as any other day, when we sit down to our meal and pray we hurry along and make fast the blessing–“Thanks, Amen, Now please pass the dressing.”
We are slaves to the olfactory overload. We must rush our prayer before the good gets cold. But Lord, I’d like to take a few minutes more to really give thanks for what I’m thankful for.

For my family, my health, a nice soft bed, my friends, my freedom, a roof over my head. I’m thankful right now to be surrounded by those whose lives touch me more than they will ever possibly know.
Thankful, Lord, that You’ve blessed me beyond measure, thankful that in my heat lives life’s greatest treasure, that You, dear Jesus, rside in that place and I’m ever so grateful for Your undending grace.
So please,heavenly Father, bless this food You’ve provided and bless each and every person invited. Amen!
~~~Scott Wesemann /blockquote>

I’m thankful. . . Todau
With my prayers, desiring yours, Leslie

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Ten on Tuesday – 10 Thankfuls


On Tuesday’s Carole hosts ‘Ten on Tuesdays’.
She chooses a topic – we list ten items.

10 Things You Are Thankful For

Our family has a tradition of sharing our ‘Thankfuls.’
Every month we get together for birthdays and anniversaries, food, fun, and just being together.
Before the presents and birthday cake,
everyone says three things for which they are thankful.
We call them ‘Thankfuls’
Our ‘thankfuls’ are not profound, rain, candles, a pillow, that it is bedtime, my garden is growing, after a long RV trip I was thankful for TP you couldn’t see through and wouldn’t melt in your hands (maybe TP is profound).
We try to stick to one rule, you can’t repeat what someone else has said.

1. A dry warm home.
2. Autumn weather, my favorite
3. Memories of good times and hard times.
4. My Knitting/Rocking Chair
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5. New Slippers
6. My hands and fingers
7. Knitting needles and yarn
8. Our faithful suburban with over 200,000 miles
9. The Word of God
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10. My family

from Simple Abundance ~~Sarah Ban Breathnach

. . .These are the six threads of abundant living which, when woven together, produce a tapestry of contentment that wraps us in inner peace, well-being, happiness, and a sense of security. First there is gratitude. When we do a mental and spiritual inventory of all that we have, we realize that we are very rich indeed. Gratitude gives way to simplicity –the desire to clear out, pare down, and realize the essentials of what we need to live truly well. Simplicity brings with it order, both internally and externally. A sense of order in our life brings us harmony. Harmony provides us with the inner peace we need to appreciate the beauty that surrounds us each day, and beauty opens us to joy.

Happy Thanksgiving to Everyone.
Join in being thankful here

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Thanksgiving 2011, Redding CA

The Farmer’s family tradition is to meet together the Wednesday before Thanksgiving and stay there until Saturday morning. The location has rotated between the parent’s or siblings’ homes and of late at campgrounds. We have celebrated this reunion in Laton, CA,  Sunnyvale, CA, Medford, OR, Greeley, Co, Oxnard, CA, Redding, CA, Carmichael, CA, Portland, OR, Diamond Arrow Campground, Nevada City, CA and Del Oro Salvation Army Campground, Nevada Cit, CA.

We have stayed in family homes, friends homes, cabins, motels,  and RV’s.

This year we were at Redding, CA. Uncle W and Aunt S were the hosts. We used their church facilities for our gathering.

We usually have 30-50 for Thanksgiving dinner. When the dinner was held in homes, the hostess of the home was in charge of food and the organization and the preparation. As we have gone to the campgrounds, Aunt E and I have assumed that responsibility.

A couple weeks before Thanksgiving, Aunt E and I plan the menu. SHE does the shopping for food and paper products. We cook and pack and try to allow for the unexpected.  Everyone is to bring desserts. ( A basket is available to receive  contributions toward food costs.)

We all make a concerted effort to attend, mother, brothers, sisters, nephews, nieces, friends, friends of friends, aunts, uncles, cousins, in-laws, out-laws and significant others.

Thanksgiving equals planning, laughter, work, fun, tears, laughter, quiet times, overwhelming times, much good food, enough desserts it takes three meals (at least) to try them all, co-operation,  family singing, laughter, story telling, expounding on important current or not so current events, knitting, laughter, quilting, embroidery, target shooting, cave exploring, boat riding, many hands sharing the load, shopping excursions, Disneyland, laughter,   catching up, watching kids grow, missing those who are gone, comparing electronics, laughter, snacks, jigsaw puzzles,  skip bo, uno, 5 crowns, may i, early to bed (for some) and early up for most, tie dying, and Grandma C’s lists of everyone who attended.

It this doesn’t sound like fun, you just don’t understand real fun.

I know what your question is  —  “How do I get an invitation?”

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