Thursday, November 25, 2010

Thanksgiving Day 2010

The day that we stop our hustle and bustle.
The day that we meditate on all that we are surrounded by and have been blessed with.
I am overwhelmed today as I do that.
I am undeserving. So completely undeserving of every.single.thing that I am grateful for.
My husband.
My children.
My family.
My friends.
My home.
Our possessions.
Our health.
Food in our cupboards.
Some friends of ours from church lost their 21 year old son in a hiking accident this past Monday. I have been in tears so frequently these past couple of days as I think about his parents and his brother who now have to cope with this new world without him.
It has made me once again realize the frailty of life, and once again gain a new perspective about what is really important and what really matters in this life that we've been given.
I hug my children tighter today. I kiss them often. I sit and hold them instead of tackling the list of chores that sits on my counter. I rejoice in their smiles, giggles, and kisses.
I savor the long hugs from my husband and enjoy the warmth of his arms and the gift of his companionship.
I think about all of the people in my life that I am blessed to know. People to love. People that love me.
Thank you Jesus for all that you have given to me. Completely undeserving am I, but I thank you.
Psalm 145
I will exalt you, my God the King;I will praise your name for ever and ever.

Every day I will praise you and extol your name for ever and ever. Great is the LORD and most worthy of praise; his greatness no one can fathom. One generation commends your works to another; they tell of your mighty acts. They speak of the glorious splendor of your majesty — and I will meditate on your wonderful works.

They tell of the power of your awesome works — and I will proclaim your great deeds. They celebrate your abundant goodness and joyfully sing of your righteousness.

The LORD is gracious and compassionate,slow to anger and rich in love.

The LORD is good to all; he has compassion on all he has made. All your works praise you, LORD; your faithful people extol you. They tell of the glory of your kingdom and speak of your might, so that all people may know of your mighty acts and the glorious splendor of your kingdom.Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and your dominion endures through all generations.

The LORD is trustworthy in all he promises and faithful in all he does. The LORD upholds all who fall and lifts up all who are bowed down. The eyes of all look to you, and you give them their food at the proper time. You open your hand and satisfy the desires of every living thing.

The LORD is righteous in all his ways and faithful in all he does. The LORD is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth. He fulfills the desires of those who fear him; he hears their cry and saves them. The LORD watches over all who love him, but all the wicked he will destroy.

My mouth will speak in praise of the LORD. Let every creature praise his holy name for ever and ever.

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone.


  1. Happy Thanksgiving to you, too, dear friend! I hope you've had a wonderful day.

    And I'm with you: hearing about the accident has made me appreciate what I've been given even more.

    Blessed, blessed, blessed. Amen!

  2. AMEN BETH!!! You said it all!!! I am so thankful for you and for your heart that God has brought forth in you! A Proverbs 31 woman. Love your mom

  3. Anonymous27.11.10

    Just sitting here waiting for my little grandson micah to fully wake up so Grandpa can give him his morning bottle. I'm so thankful for all that the Lord has given us.And beth , you and you family are on the top of that list along with your brothers and families.
    Love you so much
    Your daddy


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