Friday, November 27, 2009

Thanksgiving Extended

Yesterday wasThanksgiving Day. One of our oldest national holidays. My favorite! A time set aside to thank God for all He has done for us. A time to gather as families and be thankful together. But today...instead of yesterday...was the day that our family was able to gather together. We were just as thankful today as we would have been yesterday. Every day is ...or at least should be...a day of thanksgiving to God!

A few of the things I am thankful for today:

1. Salvation and the Bible. Without them I would have no hope.

2. Family and home. Especially my husband, children and grandchildren who have stood by my side and loved me like nobody else can.

3. Church family and Christian friends. People to worship with and share with.

4. A quiet place to live. We've been blessed with a life in the country.

5. Freedom to go and come as I please. Not having to get a permit to go to church or to hold a meeting.

6. Family who will stand by my side and believe in me when others are trying to tear me down. It's eye-opening when you see people for who they really are. I've sure had my eyes opened wide during the past couple of weeks.

7. Another unexpected treasure found this week that belonged to my Mama who passed away almost 40 years ago. A beautiful piece of green pottery. (see picture)

8. Christian friends that I have met in the blogging community. How could I have known when I started blogging that I would gain such supportive, loving, sisters-in-Christ through this media?

I have been blessed so much and in return need to be thankful for much!

"For all things are for your sakes, that the abundant grace might through the thanksgiving of many redound to the glory of God." 2 Corinthians 4: 15

May every day be Thanksgiving in the lives of each of us!

Marilyn

13 comments:

Leah said...

Marilyn,

I am blessed by you!! So glad you had a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Leah

Martha said...

What a treasure. Not only because it is beautiful but because it was your Mother's and you got it after all these years. You are a treasure to God. Doesn't He bless us in the sweetest ways. I cannot imagine anyone wanting to tear you down - I pray their eyes will be opened and they will repent from their ways. They most certainly are mistaken and misguided. God bless you, Marilyn. Keep on doing what you are doing, Satan must be upset with you. That is good. Love you, Martha

Brenda said...

Marilyn,

You are so right we should be thankful everyday for all that God has done for us....as one of our friends says to me when I ask how are you doing, he says better than I deserve....that is so true ... Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family, its my favorite time of year, good food, good friends and family and good fellowship..

Brenda

Ouida said...

Dear Marilyn,

I'm so glad y'all had a wonderful day today and the little pottery dish is adorable. I know you are happy to have found it. God bless you and yours.

Love you,

Ouida

Deborah said...

I'm glad you had a good thanksgiving with family!
We do have so much to be thankful for, don't we?!

Yolanda said...

Marilyn,

How incredible that you have this piece of pottery, what a joy to your heart it will become in the days ahead of you. Keep seeking Him and remember that He loves you as well as many of us!!

Lovingly and thankful for you,
Yolanda

Beth.. One Blessed Nana said...

How awesome. Great post today.

Tami and Bobby Sisemore Family said...

Happy Thanksgiving!! What a special gift to find that beatiful pottery!

Blessings,
Tami
PRAYING JEREMIAH HOME QUICKLY
www.tillGodbringsthemhome.blogspot.com

Greg said...

Marilyn,

Such a beautiful dish, I remember seeing it at Papa's.

Greg

Peggy said...

Very Pretty piece of pottery and article.
Thanks,
Peggy

Sandra said...

I am blessed with many of the same things. The most important thing is the bible because without it my life would not be what it is today.

Jackie said...

Hey Marilyn,

So blessed by this post......I love the unexpected treasure you found - green pottery belonging to your Mama!

Glad to have you stop by and enter my giveaway!!

Merry Christmas and Sweet Blessings!
Jackie

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

A quiet life... I like that Marilyn. I also like the hidden discovery that, undoubtedly, has touched your soul in a special way. Keep watching for God's surprises. They're all around us. Praying he sends some special love your way this week.

peace~elaine