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Tuesday, November 25, 2008

No, I'm not eating. I just thought this summed up my feelings this year. Through all we have been through this last year, I have grown so much more thankful of my family as well as my Church family. We take people and things for granted. I would never have asked for the things that we have been through, but I tell you what, we as a Church could never have found the unity and peace that we have, just because. We have grown it it seems by being there for one another, refusing to give up, and KNOWING through it all, God is there. At times I feel like I have seen the Footprints In The Sand poem played out around me. (only one set of prints,being Gods in the sand) Truly, if it wasn't for the Lord,where would we be. I love Him, and Thank Him so much for keeping us through it all.
Thank You Lord for all the new families in our Church, and for the new children in Sunday School may I never get over the excitement of seeing a new child's eyes light up in understanding while I am teaching.
I am overwhelmed with things I am thankful for Lord, for the things that I have, and have not remembered to write, Thank You. May I always be thankful.


A Thanksgiving Day Prayer

Lord, so often times, as any other day
When we sit down to our meal and pray

We hurry along and make fast the blessing
Thanks, amen. Now please pass the dressing

We're slaves to the olfactory overload
We must rush our prayer before the food gets cold

But Lord, I'd like to take a few minute more
To really give thanks to what I'm thankful for

For my family, my health, a nice soft bed
My friends, my freedom, a roof over my head

I'm thankful right now to be surrounded by those
Whose lives touch me more than they'll ever possibly know

Thankful Lord, that You've blessed me beyond measure
Thankful that in my heart lives life's greatest treasure

That You, dear Jesus, reside in that place
And I'm ever so grateful for Your unending grace

So please, heavenly Father, bless this food You've provided
And bless each and every person invited

Amen!

--Scott Wesemann
Happy Thanksgiving everyone, I have just come home from one of my favorite services of the year, where we get the chance to not only stand and say what we are thankful for, but we hear from others and find out what God has been up to in their lives too. I love it. I hope we always have that service, it helps us stop and remember how blessed we are, and reminds us to be thankful. It's 11:30, and I am starting to feel the effects of the alarm that went off way to early this morning for work. I wanted to do this before I lost courage.lol Once again, Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

2 comments:

Karen Hopper said...

I am thankful for you and your family. Have a wonderful blessed Thanksgiving. Love you, Aunt Karen

Emily Ann Benedict said...

Oh, how you torment me! Haha, this is too much fun.
Have a great Thanksgiving and thanks ever so much!
Emily :)