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My Thanksgiving Day Menu:
1. Turkey
2. Cornbread Style Dressing with Jellied Cranberry Sauce
3. Green Bean Casserole
4. Creamy Corn Casserole
5. 2 Pumpkin Pies (yes, I make my own pie crusts)
6. Caramel Apple Cake (home baked, a new recipe)
7. Rolls
8. Tea

My husband and younger son both have stomach bug's, a minor glitch on the holiday, I am too thankful that we are all together. I am even more thankful that my dad is still "with us."
I pray that all of you will have a wonderful, memorable, enjoyable, Thanksgiving!


Thanksgiving---The act of giving thanks. A prayer expressing gratitude. A public acknowledgment or celebration of divine goodness. From Merriam-Webster's Dictionary.

"I will praise the name of God with a song; I will magnify Him with thanksgiving." Psalm 69: 30 ESV

I am thankful for:
1. Jesus Christ.
2. God's plan of salvation through His Son.
3. Freedom of religion in America.
4. Freedom of speech in America.
5. My grandchildren, they are my joy.
6. My husband, a true servants heart.
7. My Children, they taught me selflessness.
8. My parent's, and that they took me to church, and to the library, and also their love of reading that was passed down to me.
9. Autumn's cool temperatures and the changing colors of the leaves.
10. A fresh cup of coffee and my morning devotional time.
11. My cat Noelle purring by my side while I read.
12. Laughing loudly and without restraint.
13. Memories of my Mother.

In the comments section please add things that you are thankful for!

"A Boy's Thanksgiving Day"

"Over the river, and through the wood,
To Grandfather's house we go;
The horse knows the way to carry the sleigh
through the white and drifted snow.

Over the river, and through the wood-
Oh, how the wind does blow!
It stings the toes and bites the nose
As over the ground we go.

Over the river, and through the wood,
To have a first-rate play.
Hear the bells ring, 'Ting-a-ling-ding,'
Hurrah for Thanksgiving Day.

Over the river and through the wood
Trot fast, my dapple-gray!
Spring over the ground like a hunting hound,
For this is Thanksgiving Day.

Over the river and through the wood-
And straight through the barnyard gate,
We seem to go extremely slow,
It is so hard to wait!

Over the river and through the wood-
Now Grandmother's cap I spy!
Hurrah for the fun! Is the pudding done?
Hurrah for the pumpkin pie!

Lydia Maria Child--1844

From Scotland With Love

I have a great fondness for Scotland. I traveled to Glasgow and Edinburgh in 1999; then in 2001 I traveled back to Edinburgh, and alsoStirling, Stranraer, and Oban. If I ever have another chance to travel back to Scotland I want to travel to the northern most area of Scotland.
Scotland is a country that is rich in history, ancient history, the first group of settlers that built villages was 6,000 years ago. As an American when I travel to Europe I am reminded of what a young country America is.
Liz Curtis Higgs a wonderful Christian fiction writer has a newsletter that she emails to any of her fellow readers that request it, in her new letters are wonderful pictures of her travels there, interesting stories that she shares, and of course updates on her new novel she is currently writing.

Anytime I am in a book store and see a book on Scotland I am always enticed to take a second look, I am pleased to say that a book that I recently read about four generations of …
I am the October Box O' Books contest winner from the Christian Fiction Online Magazine !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I will let you know what the books are when I receive them. I am so excited!


After 9 o'clock at night dad goes to bed, then it is my time to relax, blog, read. I am able to do these things during the day, but I always keep my focus and ear attuned to him. I can relax though after he goes to bed, he is safely in his bed, sleeping. Even during the night if I am up I peek into his bedroom to see if he is alright, this reminds me of when my own children were small I would peek in on them to see if they were alright.
I had for several months read mainly Christian fiction and non-fiction, now I have gone back to reading secular biographies, historical fiction and fiction. I am posting these books on my other blog
I read a quote today in a magazine I subscribe to, the quote is by Tasha Tudor
"The gloom of the world is but a shadow. Behind it, yet within our reach, is joy. Take joy!"

I pray you too will take joy my friends!