Monday, October 14, 2013

my favourite things/ Thanksgiving

I will enter His gates with Thanksgiving in my heart
I will enter His courts with praise
I will say this is the day that the Lord hath made
I will rejoice for He has made me glad

all day
when I rise
when I lift up my countenance through the day
when I lay me down to sleep

I love to be thankful

it is never tiresome

This is the day I love every year
but I love most to live it every day

He has given me so much

this is my everyday gift back to Him
to give thanks

my Jesus
my Redeemer
my Friend
my Ever Faithful One
my Strength
my Deliverer
my Defender    
my Provider
my King
my Eternal One
my Father
my Everything

I am ever thankful

my Today Yesterday and Forever
my Hope of Glory
my All in All
my New Wine
my Kinsman Redeemer
my Saving One
my God
my Immanuel
my Vine Husbandman
my Indescribable One
my Name Above All Names
my Great and Holy One

today we awoke with the sunshine
shared an awesome breakfast together
put in a window
in the house love built

we went to church
with joy in our hearts
and came back fuller

we shared Bobbie's favourite meal
a siesta
and then sawed wood
beautiful 2X6's

all around us Your beauty
golden leaves dancing to the earth
warm sun to dry our puddles
enough laughter to call our cup full
strength to bake a cake for a neighbour
and hotsauce enough for the winter

another meal shared
and all the while thankful
that we have been so blessed
enough to give away
always enough
this overflowing of Your good gifts

ever thankful


my favourite things


  1. Oh how I love your glorious photos and your overflowing heart of thanksgiving. :-)

    1. I know your heart overflows the same with all the amazing bounty of your land so far away from ours~ I am grateful for our friendship

  2. Wow... So many apples.... Truly amazing... Worth a heartful of thanks

    1. they are truly one of my favourite foods~
      apples apples and more apples
      apple sauce
      dried apples
      apple crisp
      apple cake
      apple juice
      I love apples

  3. Such a lovely post-a wonderful way to start my day, to read this!

    1. A Happy Canadian Thanksgiving to you Debra

  4. Beautiful! Love the apple pictures and the "apples of gold in pictures of silver". (Prov. 25:11)

    1. I had to run to Proverbs to see your meaning... very sweet my friend :)

  5. Such abundance of apples and thanksgiving! Your apples look so wonderful and not at all scabby like so many I see. Happy Thanksgiving, Susan and Eduardo.

    1. And a wonderful Thanksgiving to you too Andrea... and Shannon and her friend :)

  6. An abundance of crisp apples against a blue sky, wonderful blessings! There surely is so much to be thankful for.

    1. each apple a prayer... picking them one of my favourite things each year... I think part of that 'is' the blue sky and warm Autumn sunshine... no bugs and plenty of friendly people walking by I can befriend and share 'an apple' or 'many' with... love it!