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Thanksgiving 2021

Wishing you all a very blessed Thanksgiving! Gary & I have so much to be thankful for – our family, our health, our ministry, our travels – but what holds all that thankfulness together is our faith in the God of the Universe who sent his Son  to invite us into His Family! May your day be filled with love and grace, and hopefully some pretty good food!

On this Thanksgiving Eve

Our Father in Heaven,

If ever we had a cause to offer unto Thee our fervent thanks, surely it is now, on the Eve of our Thanksgiving Day, when we, the people of this Nation, are comfortable, well fed, well clad, and blessed with good things beyond our deserving. May gratitude, the rarest of all virtues, be the spirit of our observance.

Let not feasting, football, and festivity end in forgetfulness of God. May the desperate need of the rest of the world, and our own glorious heritage, remind us of the God who led our Fathers every step of the way by which they advanced to the character of an independent nation.

May the faith and conviction of George Washington be renewed in us as we remember his words:

…there is no truth more thoroughly established than that there exits in the economy and course of nature an indissoluble union between virtue and happiness; between duty and advantage; between the genuine maxims of an honest and magnanimous policy and the solid rewards of public prosperity and felicity; since we ought to be no less persuaded that the propitious smiles of Heaven can never be expected on a nation that disregards the eternal rules of order and right which Heaven itself has ordained…

For if we do not have the grace to thank Thee for all that we have and enjoy, how can we have the effrontery to seek Thy further blessings? God, give us grateful hearts.

(a prayer from the Senate of the United States, November 26, 1947, by Rev. Dr. Peter Marshall, Chaplain)

Borrowed from Bob Hostetler’s blog – One Prayer A Day (which I would recommend ANY day….)

Another Walk-about

And this time it is literally a walk around the campground! It was a beautiful afternoon, and I could resist! However, if I tried getting each individual photo here, I’d be here well past midnight so (given the internet irregularities!) – here’s a little slide show (in approximate order!)

My favorite is the one in the header of this post. And in this one, if you look real hard you can see our red truck peeking out on the left.
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Yep, so far this little R&R is working out just fine!

Isaac Creek Campground – Alabama River Lake

Quick Update –

  • We’ve made it safely to our campground for a little R&R between projects.
  • We’ve never been here before – but so far we’re lovin’ it.
  • We have one teeny tiny bar of phone service/internet (that comes and goes) – so this will be short and sweet.
  • I’ll do my best to keep up with my PAD’s, but this internet (or lack there of) might be slowing me down!
  • Happy Thanksgiving week, everyone!

Sabbath Rest – Oh Give Thanks!

Tis the season – for giving thanks! Enjoy this new hymn from the Matt Boswell/Matt Papa writing team!

Oh, give thanks to God forever
For all He’s done, for all He’s given
For every grace, bring every praise
To the giver of all, give thanks

Oh, give thanks to the Father, spring of life, Lord of love
The bountiful, fount of all provision
Come rejoice in his goodness, count each blessing that comes
From Heav’n to Earth, now from Earth to Heaven

Oh, give thanks to God forever
For all He’s done, for all He’s given
For every grace, bring every praise
To the giver of all, give thanks

Oh, give thanks unto Jesus, sing of his saving love
The bread of life, broken for redemption
How He carried the cross to make us daughters and sons
Exalted now, the King of our salvation

Oh, give thanks to God forever
For all He’s done, for all He’s given
For every grace, bring every praise
To the giver of all, give thanks

Oh, give thanks to God forever
For all He’s done, for all He’s given
For every grace, bring every praise
To the giver of all, give thanks

Oh, give thanks to the spirit, fire of joy, bond of love
O breath of God, help our hearts remember
Purge our pride with your kindness, plant this song deep in us
For all the gifts, greater is the giver

Oh, give thanks to God forever
For all He’s done, for all He’s given
For every grace, bring every praise
To the giver of all, give thanks

To the giver of all, give thanks
To the giver of all, give thanks

O Give Thanks · Matt Boswell · Matt Papa
Almost Home – The Hymns Of Matt Boswell And Matt Papa
℗ 2021 Getty Music Label, LLC
Released on: 2021-09-10