Monday, November 25, 2013

Thoughts For Thanksgiving Week

"Even if something is left undone, 
everyone must take time to sit still 
and watch the leaves turn."

-   Elizabeth Lawrence

"I am rich today with autumn's gold,
All that my covetous hands can hold;

Frost-painted leaves and goldenrod,
A goldfinch on a milkweed pod,
Huge golden pumpkins in the field
With heaps of corn from a bounteous yield,
Golden apples heavy on the trees
Rivaling those of Hesperides,
Golden rays of balmy sunshine spread
Over all like butter on warm bread;
And the harvest moon will this night unfold
The streams running full of molten gold.
Oh, who could find a dearth of bliss
With autumn glory such as this!"

-   Gladys Harp

"Over the river and through the wood,
To grandfather's house we go;
The horse knows the way
To carry the sleigh,
Through the white and drifted snow."

Lydia Maria Child, Thanksgiving Day, 1845 
"Over the river and through the wood
Oh, how the wind does blow!

It stings the toes
And bites the nose,
As over the ground we go.
Over the river and through the wood
To have a first-rate play.
Hear the bells ring,
Hurrah for Thanksgiving Day!"
-   Linda Maria Child, Over the River

My ~oh ~my ~
Ready or not here comes Thanksgiving! 

Colossians 4:2 

 Continue in prayer, and watch in the same with thanksgiving;

Hebrews 13:15 
 By him therefore let us offer the
 sacrifice of praise to God continually,
 that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to his name

Billy Graham wrote, "Ingratitude is a sin, just as surely as is lying or stealing or immorality or any other sin condemned by the Bible." He then quoted Romans 1:21, one of the Bible's indictments against rebellious humanity. Then Dr. Graham added, "Nothing turns us into bitter, selfish, dissatisfied people more quickly than an ungrateful heart. And nothing will do more to restore contentment and the joy of our salvation than a true spirit of thankfulness."

I have to admit my calender looks like a scribbled up mess. It is such a busy time of year. I am on my way to spend the week with my Washington babies~ all of them! But we must slow down and think about all we have to be thankful for in the busyness of it all!

Hope you all have fun in the journey as you prepare for a busy week! I will be back soon! I have babies to smooch and cooking to do! 



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