Memories from Summer of 2018

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving from Georgia's Kitchen and MORE...

"O give thanks unto the LORD, for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever." Psalm 107:1 

Well...this is a beautiful cornucopia...otherwise known as a Horn Of Plenty.  I put it here specifically to share with you the ABUNDANCE of God's goodness, mercy, provision, love, and wealth that has been bestowed upon us this year. 

This is a page of praise and thanksgiving to my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.. To Him, alone and always be the honor and glory for who I am, what I have, and what I will become.  Rejoice with me on this journey of Psalm and song and 
may we always be mindful of His overwhelming goodness to His own.

Give thanks with a grateful heart.
Give thanks to the Holy One
Give thanks because He's given Jesus Christ His Son
(Repeat 3 times)
And now let the weak say I am strong.
Let the poor say I am rich because of what the Lord has done for us.
(Repeat twice)
Give thanks with a grateful heart.
Give thanks to the Holy One.
Give thanks because He's given Jesus Christ His son
(Repeat twice)
Give thanks 
Give thanks
Give thanks with a  grateful heart.

Let's join in with a wonderful strain of another song in remembrance of this holiday.


Come ye thankful people, come...Raise the song of harvest home!
All is safely gathered in, Ere the winter storms begin;
God, our Maker, doth provide..For our wants to be supplied:
Come to God's own temple, come, Raise the song of harvest home.

We ourselves are God's own field, Fruit unto His praise to yield:
Wheat and tares together sown, Unto joy or sorrow grown;
First the blade, and then the ear, Then the full corn shall appear;
Lord of harvest! Grant that we. Wholesome grain and pure may be.

"O, give thanks unto the LORD; call upon his name: make known his deeds among the people.  Sing unto him sing psalms unto him; 
talk ye of all his wondrous works.  Glory ye in his holy name; let the heart of them rejoice that seek the LORD."  Psalm 105: 1 - 3

Memories of Thanksgivings Past..

Thanksgiving is always a very special time at our home. The smells eminating from the kitchen remind every one that the growls in their  tummy will soon be alleviated and the Pepto Bismol will have to be incorporated.   There's always a crew to celebrate with us.  Our own family and some friends which we enjoyed over the years.  We usually alternated between homes, but as our family continued to grow we would have to change our plans and everyone and anyone who would be able to make it would come.  

With the kids married, they usually alternate between their spouse's parents and us. We crowd into the kitchen, dining room and even put up tables in the living room and sometimes the family room (or Steeler room as we call it.)   Wall to wall people and food.  What a combination!!  The Lord has truly blessed and we can't thank Him enough for the abundance we have in so many marvelous ways.  

Growing up, our children often were separated from grandparents and aunts, uncles, and cousins.  They saw them once a year and sometimes less because of distance.  That's why our family has a wonderful bond and we love to be together. It's just so precious to see that as we have raised them, they have grown and married and become sweet, dear friends.  Most importantly, they love the Lord Jesus. They all attend churches and serve Him and now the grandchildren are now coming to know Jesus as their Saviour. What greater gift could a parent ask for??  Yes, we've been blessed beyond measure. 

Every year, as well, our local church family holds it's annual Thanksgiving Dinner the Sunday before Thanksgiving... for all our members, friends, and others in the community who may not have a place for Thanksgiving.
 It's a great time to share and for outreach to others. 

Let's sing again!!

We Gather Together

We gather together to ask the Lord's blessing
He chastens and hastens His will to make known;
The wicked oppressing now cease from distressing,
Sing praises to His name, He forgets not His own.

Beside us to guide us, our God with us joining, 
Ordaining, maintaining His kingdom divine;
So from the beginning the fight we were winning,
Thou, Lord, wast at our side, the glory be Thine!

We all do extol Thee, Thou leader in battle,
And pray that Thou still our defender wilt be.
Let Thy congregation escape tribulation;
Thy name be ever praised; O Lord make us free!

I will bless the Lord at all times. His praise shall continually be in mouth. My soul shall make her boast in the Lord. The humble shall hear of it and be glad.  O magnify the Lord with me and let us exalt His name together. I sought the Lord and He heard me and delivered  me from all my fear." Psalm 34:1 -4

So what are your favorite Thanksgiving foods??  My family just loves my stuffing or dressing (as some folks call it).  When we had our first 
Thanksgiving together, Tom and I were 15 hours away from home and had no phone.  I couldn't call Mom for her stuffing recipe.  I searched and found one in a recipe book I received as a wedding gift, and it's been our favorite ever since.  It's called...Fluffy Bread Stuffing. If you want the recipe, I will be putting my Thanksgiving Recipes on soon. Try it out for your family.  I guarantee it will be a hit.

"I will extol Thee, my God, O king; and I will bless thy name for ever and ever. Every day will I bless thee; and I will praise thy name for ever and ever.  Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised; and his greatness is unsearchable." Psalm 145: 1 - 3

For The Beauty Of The Earth

For the beauty of the earth,
For the glory of the skies
For the love which from our birth
Over and around us lies;
Christ our God, to Thee we raise
This our hymn of grateful praise.

For the wonder of each hour
Of the day and of the night,
Hill and vale, and tree and flower,
Sun and moon, and stars of light;
Christ our God, to Thee we raise
This our hymn of grateful praise.

Let's not forget while we celebrate this special holiday in America..that it was the sacrifice of many others who risked their lives to cross the ocean from England to get the religious freedom they were seeking.   Many DID die and suffered great persecution, but as they gathered their  strength and courage in this new land that God had given them, they worshipped and  honored the Lord of their lives by giving thanks and setting aside a time to do so.


The greatest gift of freedom ever given to man in the person of Jesus Christ. "For God so loved the world that He gave His only  begotten Son that whosoever believeth in Him should NOT perish BUT have EVERLASTING LIFE." 
John 3:16
Hallelujah! What a Savior!!

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