Friday, November 28, 2008

Thanksgiving Happenings

Thanksgiving 2008 has come and gone, but what a blessed day it was! Here are some of the highlights; pictures coming soon... I hope. :)
The weather was perfect (praise the Lord), the food great and the fellowship wonderful!
Phoebe, Johanna, Dad, Joel, Caleb and I were in the kitchen from 8:30 until around 4:00 yesterday afternoon. The meal consisted of: Italian vegetable casserole, risotto rice, sweet potato surprise, German cabbage salad, turkey, pumpkin pies, garbanzo beans and rice dish, mashed potatoes, gravy, dressing and later on ice-cream! It was quite a spread, and we were all stuffed pretty quickly.

One of the reasons we made so much food, is because we were helping some long time friends who are currently going through some real difficulties, needing a helping hand. They were able to enjoy their own Thanksgiving meal as a family.

After the afternoon meal, we cleaned up and then gathered around to watch Amazing Grace with Dad and Joel (who'd as yet, not seen it), which we all thoroughly enjoyed (we still have about 30-40 minutes left). We had invited our cousin Reece to drop by on his way back home to Roanoke, and he did! We had not seen him in several months, and it was great having a time of fellowship with him. He ate a late dinner with us and had dessert before heading out.

At the conclusion of our afternoon meal, we had a time where we shared what we've been blessed by and who / what we're thankful for. Of course, we could spend all day everyday to say 'thank you' and still not even get to the bottom of it all. It was like having a worship service, and I am grateful to Dad for directing us in that time of thanksgiving and praise.

We pray that your day was blessed to the max! This Sunday (the 30th) is our church's annual Blessing Count Sunday, I'm personally looking forward to participating and hearing all of the Providential ways He provides for our every need!

30 I will praise the name of God with a song;I will magnify him with thanksgiving.

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