Monday, November 23, 2009

1000 Gifts: November Abundance

"Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise;
give thanks to him and praise his name."

Psalm 100:4

This Thanksgiving week, I offer thanks... for:

towering giants, still laden with autumn color

a blanket of leaves already fallen... and those beauties who still cling to their trees

nature's lovely offerings, suited so well for hands so small

the squirrel on my fence, his mouthful of leaves-- dashing off to fluff up his nest...
God's perfect provision, even for His tiniest creatures.

helper hands, a yard now clean... well prepared for winter.
our neighbor's done, too... strong bodies & willing hearts--
opportunities to teach our boys to serve.

time outdoors... time to play and labor... together.

cold-weather foods, beef stew & biscuits, more than enough... abundance

the season's rich bounty. Yes, He always supplies...
God's never-ending care

my son's bold faith and questions asked... my friend's availablity and her willingness to share... God's perfect timing and a seed gently planted... service to our King... to Him be the glory

a morning to sleep in!

golden sunshine

daddy home for a stretch, vacation for all... a full week of giving and thanks

"We are pressed on every side, but not crushed;
perplexed, but not in despair;
persecuted, but not abandoned;
struck down, but not destroyed.
We always carry around in our body the death of Jesus,
so that the life of Jesus may also be revealed in our body."

2 Corinthians 4:8-10

Oh, the deep, deep love of Jesus!
That never forsakes, but always sustains,
always heals,
always preserves,
always forgives.

This morning, I give thanks....

holy experience

and my list continues...


Carrie said...

Beautiful post, Heather!!! I hope you guys enjoy your week off! ;)

If we don't "talk" before Thursday, I hope you and your precious family have a wonderful Thanksgiving! I'm thankful for our new friendship!

Becky said...

What a joy to find each other in the samoe gratitude journey.

gretchen said...

Love the photos... wishing you a Thanksgiving filled with the abundance of God's richest blessings - your family is one of mine. :) warm greetings your way... from all of us.

SKELLER said...

lovely pictures so laden with fall goodness ... and an even more lovely list of things to be thankful for...

Jennifer said...

Heather, I am so thankful for you... your beautiful posts... your heart for the Lord. Beautiful post!

Enjoy your Thanksgiving week!

60 toes said...

doesn't somebody have a birthday coming up as well? Something else to be thankful for, another great year. We are all thankful for YOU.

deb said...

As always, grateful to come by here. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

Kit said...

Heather, thanks for your lists. I find your posts so thoughtful and calm (not like me). Very beautiful! Blessings to your family this week!

Linda said...

Wishing you a blessed Thanksgiving Heather.
You always bless me with the beautiful blessings you share. You have such a grateful heart.

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