Sunday, November 23, 2014

Thanksgiving week

The days are flying by so quickly.  It seems that Halloween was just yesterday, yet here we are at Thanksgiving week!

If you're like me, you'll have a busy week.  I'm preparing to host our annual Thanksgiving feast, and I'm so excited!

But in all the preparations, I don't want to forget what this week is all about.  So I invite you to prepare your heart along with me.

Perhaps the words of this glorious old hymn will help me stay focused.

Now thank we all our God, with heart and hands and voices,
Who wondrous things has done, in Whom this world rejoices;
Who, from our mothers' arms, hath blessed us on our way
With countless gifts of love, and still is ours today.

O may this bounteous God through all our life be near us,
With ever joyful hearts and blessed peace to cheer us;
And keep us in His grace, and guide us when perplexed;
And free us from all ills, in this world and the next!

All praise and thanks to God the Father now be given;
The Son and Him Who reigns with Them in highest heaven;
The one eternal God, Whom earth and heaven adore;
For thus it was, is now, and shall be evermore.

--Martin Rinckhart

What helps you remember to focus on giving thanks?


Paxie said...

Beautiful. Thankful for my blessings each and every day! Focus? What's that? :)

Marci Smith said...

Beautiful! <3. God has blessed me more than I could have ever imagined. Everyday I look at my family that is grounded in Jesus and I am reminded to focus on all of His good and blessings. Oh sure, I lose focus a lot, but their beautiful faces point me back to Jesus.

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