“The way to find God’s treasure-house of blessing is to climb the ladder of His divine promises. Those promises are the key that opens the door to the riches of God’s grace and favor.”
“He knows the way I take” Job 23:10
Jacob, Emily, Sarah, and Mitch are sitting on one side of the couch with me, Grace, Rich, and Caleb are on the other side. Ethan is on the loveseat with his legs stretched out, with bare feet. Seth is wearing his Halloween costume, on the floor with a football. The late afternoon football game is on TV.
We were supposed to have my entire family here for the Thanksgiving meal but I had to cancel a few days ago. I haven’t been feeling well (depression) and with my brother Dave’s help, we decided to try for a quieter weekend….the love and understanding of my family did so much to humble and soften my anxious heart.
The thing about low points is that the spirit is more desperate and eager to SEE God, feel Him, know Him, want Him. And he pops up everywhere, like even in the movie Sister Act 2 and Grace’s chorus performance at school, it’s a thrill. He is everything, the only Rock-solid truth and the giver of so many good things.
Like family, doctors, medicine, warmth, a friend when you need one, animals, fresh air, etc……
“The end of the world is coming soon. Therefore, be earnest and disciplined in your prayers. Most important of all, continue to show deep love for each other, for love covers a multitude of sins. Cheerfully share your home with those who need a meal or a place to stay. God has given each of you a gift from his great variety of spiritual gifts. Use them well to serve one another. Do you have the give of speaking? Then speak as though God himself were speaking through you. Do you have the gift of helping others? Do it with all the strength and energy that God supplies. Then everything you do will bring glory to God through Jesus Christ. All glory and power to him forever and ever! Amen.”
Grace and Sarah tore up the bread for stuffing.
Jacob and Ethan caught up on mine craft pursuits.
The weather was so nice today. Caleb and Seth played catch a lot.
I did a little reading in the sun with Parker the dog– (too) close.
A favorite place to lay an egg.
Loving kitty at my feet wanting some attention.
Ice from the pond.
Grace and I played yahtzee.
Parker the dog snuggling with Grace.
Rich went for a run at the school with his little ones so I could finish up the meal.
The turkey was perfectly roasted within a Reynolds oven bag.
So I bought this plastic silverware at Costco and it turned out to be see through. We are easily amused.
Ethan finally gets to sink into his favorite—-mashed potatoes.
Rich read us a Bible passage and Seth left his place at the table to get up close.
Our thanksgiving pies are on the piano bench. 😉
Jacob went and got his Emily.
watching the football game with Gentleman Gray
Jacob and Emily did a little art.
Grace, Mitch, Ethan, and David
Sarah’s lego creation
I hope you have had a wonderful Thanksgiving.
God knows, and provides our every need.