Sunday, November 22, 2015

Thanksgiving Sunday

Today is the culmination of our Puppets in Space Junior Church program, and the youngsters are having a Thanksgiving dinner served to them on real dishes...real turkey (I cooked one last night along with about 10 other women), real mashed potatoes fresh from a potato farmer in northern Maine, squash, cranberry sauce, gravy, and pies.  Oh, and milk in a real glass glass.
So many of the kids don't get to sit down with a real home-cooked meal on real plates nowadays.  We want it to be a real special day for them.  Love to see their eyes bug out when they see the heaping plate set before them!
Then they eat as much as they can hold and waddle out to the bus to take them home again.
I am hoping and praying that we will see some new faces gathered at our tables later today, as we have invited many from the community to join in our church service and then share a meal with us.
The only regret I have is that I have a wheat allergy, so cannot eat there.  Oh, and neither can my husband who is sensitive to some other foods that are included in the menu that give him gout.  Other than that, hey, it's a wonderful meal, wonderful time, and wonderful people!
Ready to cut up and take to Sunday's Thanksgiving meal.
Give Thanks

Give thanks to the Lord
For all He provides;
His blessings abound
Where e're He resides.

He shelters and keeps us
But when there is strife,
We rest in his arms;
He holds our new life.

No fears and no worries
Should darken our door,
For he is our refuge,
Our comfort, our cure. 

Give thanks to the Lord
In good times or grief
For evermore he is
Our source of relief.

©Donna JT Smith, 2015

In case I miss saying it to you before Thursday, have a wonderful Thanksgiving.  As the Pilgrims did years ago, we will be thanking God for all His blessings, and praying for blessings on others.


  1. I'm thankful for you, Donna! Have a wonderful time :-)

    1. It was a fantastic day! Had lots of visitors and the kids were bug-eyed and big eaters!


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