By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to his name.I want to wish everyone a wonderful Thanksgiving. I'll be cooking, my parents are coming, and my sons will be home from college and bringing along a couple of friends too. We are very blessed to have family close by. As I was cleaning and preparing today, I wondered if there might be more clean houses in America on the day before Thanksgiving than on any other day of the year :-) I love this little picture, it's an old copy of a painting called "Between Two Fires". He appears to be in Pilgrim or Puritan dress, and I think he's bit off more than he can chew!
Here are a few Thanksgiving quotes to ponder as we enjoy our food, football games, parades, and wonderful time of gathering with friends and family as we thank God for his generous blessings.
I do not think of all the misery, but of the glory that remains. Go outside into the fields, nature and the sun, go out and seek happiness in yourself and in God. Think of the beauty that again and again discharges itself within and without you and be happy.
Let us remember that, as much has been given us, much will be expected from us, and that true homage comes from the heart as well as from the lips, and shows itself in deeds.
William Jennings Bryan
On Thanksgiving Day we acknowledge our dependence.George Washington
It is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey his will, to be grateful for his benefits, and humbly to implore his protection and favor.