Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us,

Hebrews 12:1

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thansgiving!

Grace and Thanksgiving

      We thank Thee, Lord, for quiet upland lawns,
For misty loveliness of autumn dawns,

For gold and russet of the ripened fruit
For yet another years's fulfiment, Lord, 
We thank Thee now.

For joy for glowing colour, flash of wings,
We thank thee Lord; for all the little things

That make the love and laughter of our days,
     For home and happiness and friends, we praise
And thank Thee now.
~Elizabeth Gould~

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

What Ever Happened to Giving Thanks?

 Thanksgiving B

   I don't know about you but every store that I have been has had all of their Christmas decorations up and been playing Christmas music very loudly early November.   It seems that every year Christmas decorations, commercials, and music come out earlier and earlier.  It seems like everyone has forgotten that it is time to give thanks to God for everything, health, wealth, family, and most importantly, salvation.  Our country wants to skip the thanks and go straight to the list of wants.  Am I the only one that this bothers?

  "This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.  For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,    II Timothy 3:1&2