Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Give Thanks

Recently, some friends here in our old hometown had their house burn down.  To the ground.  So many things are just things and can be replaced or just done without.  But other family heirlooms passed down from one generation to the next flew into the heavens never to be seen again.  Gone.  It is hard to see such loss.

It is easy when one is young to think that this or that makes one a success or one's life worth living.  But as we age we find that our thinking changes.  Sometimes daily.  Life is worth living when we live it; with our eyes and hearts open. 

This Thanksgiving Day, transcend your limitations, your problems, your aches and pains, lay aside all of your wants and give thanks.  You are alive and you are known by a creator God who wants to commune with you.

  Longing for Humboldt, but enjoying the view here too.


  1. So sorry for your friends! What a good reminder that stuff is just stuff. I once heard a sermon where the pastor said "I've never seen a hearse pulling a U-haul. You can't take it with you." I need to be reminded of that sometimes.

    Hope you have a great Thanksgiving!

  2. Amen. My sympathies to your friends and their loss. But they are alive and that's what matters.
    Happy Thanksgiving!

  3. I feel for your friends. My heart and prayers go out to them. This is an entry from my devotional and it is something I have really been learning these past weeks. To be thankful in EVERYTHING!!!

    Thankfulness takes the sting out of adversity. That is why I have instructed you to give thanks for everything. There is an element of mystery in this transaction: you give me thanks(regardless of your feelings) and I give you joy(reguardless of your circumstances). This is a spiritual act of obdenience-at times, blind obedience. To people who don't know me intimetly, it can seem irrational and even impossible to thank me for hearendering hardships. nonetheless, those who obey Me in this way are invariably blessed, even though difficulties may remain.
    Thankfulness opens your heart to My presence and your mind to my thoughts. You may still be in the same place, with the same set of circumstances, but it is as if light has been switched on, enabling you to see from my perspective. it is the light of my presence that removes the sting from adversity. From hte devotional Jesus Calling

  4. You are beautiful Tammy, I love your thoughts. I am thankful for you and Mark.


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