Tuesday, November 20, 2012

November Series on Bein' Thankful - Thankful Thanksgivin'

November Series on Bein' Thankful:
Thankful Thanksgivin’

I love the smell of Mamma's Russian Tea, ‘n the taste of her pumpkin pie ‘n persimmon puddin'. You just can't have Thanksgivin’ dinner without 'em.

The Pilgrims gave thanks to God after their crops were harvested. It’s a holiday celebratin' ‘n  rememberin' our blessin’s.    

Every year, our family ‘n neighbors would get together in Mamma's basement. Ditsy Lou ‘n I decorated. One year we used plastic orange pumpkins floatin' in a bowl of water that fitted right in with our Hawaiian country theme. Everybody brought somethin' to eat. 

We'd go 'round the table 'n everyone said what they were thankful for.  My niece, Mary Jane, is thankful 'cause she doesn't have to go to school ‘n has a long weekend; Ole Buck's thankful 'cause he closes The Frog Holler Bait 'n Tackle shop for a day; ‘n Grandpa is thankful to just be ‘round for another Thanksgivin’ Day. I'm thankful for bein' able to walk; bein' in a good church; havin' good health; but most of all, I'm thankful for the grace of God. His grace is the greatest blessin’!

What are you thankful for? Mamma says that we need to thank God every day, not just at Thanksgivin’, 'cause God blesses us every day.

Psalm 100:4 "Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, and into His courts with praise. Be thankful to Him, and bless His name."
Thank you Lord for all your many blessin's! In the name of Jesus, amen.
Things To Think 'bout:
1. Do you give thanks to God all the time?
2. How has the Lord blessed you?
Happy Thanksgivin' Ya'll!

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