Thursday, November 27, 2014

In Everything Give Thanks

 In everything give thanks: 

for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             I Thessalonians 5:18

Okay, I’ll admit it.

This one is just plain hard. Downright next to impossible sometimes.

More than a few things have happened where my first thought wasn’t “oh, THANK YOU!” Starting the farm from scratch (under somewhat trying circumstances) was one of those.  That phonecall in the night "there's been an accident" was a huge one.   Then there have been illnesses, crop failures and unforeseen animal losses…

Give thanks?



Ultimately, after the dust settles, there is always a reason to give thanks. Even if it’s just because “it wasn’t as bad as it could’ve been…

It’s often a matter of perspective. 

Still it's hard...and sometimes (a lot of times)  I struggle.

But, on this day, the day we all set aside to be THANKFUL…

…when it’s all too easy to rush around trying to make sure that there is more food than any family should possibly eat at one time, to get caught up in the minutiae of hospitality, visiting with family and making memories…and somehow never feel satisfied that we did enough, have enough...

Here’s something to consider.

WOW!  Have I got it good!  I dare say a whole lot of us do.

Here’s the FARM and one of my all-time favorite songs that puts it all in perspective. 

                                            All I can say is…Man, I’m grateful.

          Happy Thanksgiving, y’all!

Yes, it IS Thanksgiving...
...and YES, we are covered in snow.
(I'm TRYING to be thankful)

Read along with Holly Spangler and all the other bloggers taking the 30 day challenge...right HERE.


  1. Have a lovely Thanksgiving and have a totally restful dau - you have earned it.

  2. Dear Barbara, we are grateful for you.
    Love, m & jb
    ❤️ ( The thing to the left is Supposed to be a heart. Hope it Is and not some bizarro characters.)