Friday, November 28, 2008
In Everything Give Thanks
Thanksgiving dinners take eighteen hours to prepare. They are consumed in twelve minutes. Half-times take twelve minutes. This is not coincidence. ~Erma Bombeck
Make a joyful noise unto the LORD, all ye lands.
Serve the LORD with gladness: come before his presence with singing.
Know ye that the LORD he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.
Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name.
For the LORD is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations. (NIV)
We're thankful for the time spent with family and friends, for all God's abundant blessings, and for the freedoms we have, especially the freedom to worship the Lord. Our thoughts and prayers are with all the men and women in military service as they are apart from family members. May God keep you in His loving care and protection!
In addition to a delicious noon turkey dinner complete with fixins and Missouri wines, our family members enjoyed football, afternoon naps, and a lot of play time with Ella and her new Fisher Price Nativity set. I'm sure she's setting the stable and people up under their Christmas tree and singing "Away in a Manger" as I write.