Thanksgiving Praise–Rest

I am so thankful for rest.  We get the chance to rest at night and when we take needed naps. We can curl up with a good book or put on relaxing music.  We don’t have to be busy all the time!

We are also able to trust in God and rest in his promises! Psalm 117:2 says “For great is his steadfast love toward us, and the faithfulness of the Lord  endures forever. Praise the Lord!”

Thanksgiving Praise

I am thankful for my children.

One loves to encourage people with notes.  Another shares gifts.  One flashes a grin to cheer someone up.  Another loves people, especially the elderly and babies.  And one, is watching and learning from all the others.

Each of them have strengths that they share. Those who can read, read out loud to those who can’t read well. Those who bake, share with the neighbors. Two love to work outside, while another prefers to clean house. They all share smiles and hugs often.

God created each child so special.  I am thankful that he created them as they are and that I get to be their Momma.



It’s Laura’s Fault!

Andrea has really enjoyed the Little House Books.  She asked if we could please make prairie girl outfits.  So Allan said that we could get the patterns and we used material that we already had. We ended up buying the “skirt” to Audrey’s apron, but we had enough of everything else to make all the girls outfits.

Then of course, they all had to go out and pretend to be in the Old West.


Thanksgiving Assignment

As we get ready for Thanksgiving in a few weeks, I gave the kids an assignment.  They need to think of one thing they are thankful for, take a picture, and then write a blog about it.  They need to try to do it everyday until Thanksgiving, though I might have them do it all month.

The “rules” are, in case you decide to join us, are easy.

  • Everyday, think of one special thing that you are thankful for
  • Take or draw a picture of it
  • Tell why you are thankful
  • Write a note about it
  • Praise God for his wonderful blessing!

Today I am thankful for simple things, like an old jar decorated with rock candy.  It is bright and colorful. It did not cost much, and requires very little maintenance. Clean up is easy too!



Before church this evening, we went for a walk at Cobus Creek Park.  It is still very pretty with all the fall colors.

Just before leaving, I asked Mark if he could please take a picture of my boyfriend and me.  I think  he did a great job!

I am so very thankful for Allan.  He is a wonderful husband and a great father.  He loves Jesus and is trying hard to raise our family (me included) in a way that helps us to know Jesus better too.  He works hard, but makes the time to play with us.

He is also extremely good looking and a lot of fun to be around!



This tree and all the assorted colored leaves still clinging to its branches caught my eye at the park today.

By Joyce Kilmer

I think that I shall never see
A poem lovely as a tree.

A tree whose hungry mouth is prest
Against the sweet earth’s flowing breast;

A tree that looks at God all day,
And lifts her leafy arms to pray;

A tree that may in summer wear
A nest of robins in her hair;

Upon whose bosom snow has lain;
Who intimately lives with rain.

Poems are made by fools like me,
But only God can make a tree.