Sunday, November 20, 2011

A Thankful Miscellany Monday

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Yep, it's Monday again! I can't believe a whole week has gone by since my last MM entry.  WOW, time is just a flying by..........and Carissa is always here. 



A dropping off spot.......

Can I just tell you that I love our local thrift store. I love it for two reasons: one, it is run by our local Teen Challenge Ministry.  TCM takes girls, boys, men and women who are suffering from drug addiction and helps to turn their lives around through Christ and when they reach a certain level in their recovery, they work at the Thrift Store.  Secondly, it is so, so easy to go by there and drop off "stuff."  The back of my vehicle is full right now and it will be one of the first stops of my day today. Love it!


Too much to bear..........


I read an excerpt from the book "Kisses from Katie" on one of my blogging buddies site the other evening.  It was about how folks are always saying that "the Lord will not put more on us than we can bear."  The author of this book said that indeed He does put more on us than we can bear because it is often not until then that we realize our total dependence upon Him.  WOW! how true is that.  And, can I just tell you that this book will bless your socks off as you read about a 22 year old girl that is completely "sold out" to God.  Go here to see her blog.  


True words.....


I saw this on Pinterest this week and I LOVED it.  If there's one thing I have found out since my Dad's illness in June, life does not stop for anything, it just goes right on. There have been so many days that I have wished that life would stop, let me gather myself and then go on.  But, I have no doubt that the Lord knew exactly what He was doing when he made it this way.  Otherwise we would become so over taken by our circumstances that we could not even exist. He really did think of everything!


A big buffet..........


that's what Hubby, our son, DIL, the Princess and I will be enjoying on Thanksgiving.  Okay, I confess, I am NOT cooking!  Should I be ashamed?  Well, I hope not! ~smile~ We will go to our Country Club that will serve up some of the best "vittles" you ever did put your "chompers" on.  I can already taste it.  And, all I have to do is "show up." 


  
 
 

Lea
Lea

Hi there! My name is Lea. I've been wife to the best Hubby for 44 years....Mom to a son and daughter....CiCi to 4 precious Grans....lover of family and friends....enjoy laughter and a good time....shopper....picture taking maniac....maker of delicious fudge....organizational enthusiast....memory maker....Southern Belle...and most importantly.....a Child of the King! Welcome to my little corner!

8 comments:

  1. I know what you mean that life goes on despite challenges. I pray for your dad and for you as you go through these times. May you continue to have patience needed and peace that only the Lord can give to you.

    As far as that phrase about our burdens, I so believe too that we are given more than we can handle. It seems that it's only then that we go to Him and He carries our load. I know I need to surrender each day to Him and ask for His strength. I'll check out her blog and the book. Thanks for the heads up.

    Happy Thanksgiving to you!!

    Love,
    Debbie

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  2. Not cooking...now that is a good idea...I will have to steal it from you one year...I think I have now cooked for over 31 years!!!

    Thank you for the suggestion of Kisses from Katie...I think God answered a prayer through your posting...I have sent it to my daughter-in-law

    Blessings...still praying for your Dad

    Happy Thanksgiving

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  3. Your Thanksgiving dinner looks like it will be wonderful. We were invited to go out but my husband insists on being home. I would love to join you at your dinner.
    I love Pinterest and that is a great quote. Have a blessed Thanksgiving and keeping your daddy in my prayers.

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  4. Life does go on...sometimes its hard to figure out how to balance the sadness we feel with a life that is moving forward. I know I feel sometimes like all things are tinged with a bit of sadness as my neice is so very ill. But there is joy in every day and sometimes we have to resolve to find that joy.

    I think your dinner looks wonderful-enjoy!

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  5. That buffet looks great! I hope you have a wonderful time there. Happy Thanksgiving to you.

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  6. Life doesn't stop ... and you're right, it's a good thing that it doesn't.

    My son-in-law's parents keep suggesting dining out on Thanksgiving, but DD loves preparing the meal at home ... and I love working in the kitchen with her, so we keep having Thanksgiving at home. Although when the alarm clock goes off at the time I need to get up in order to be at DD's in time to get the turkey in the oven, I may rethink that! ha!

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  7. Well - finally - someone other than just I who is not doing the cooking this week...we are also going out. We always have - and honestly I have also thought I "so wanted to stay home and cook" (maybe I still do a little) but this year I am all for it going out and enjoying an entire uninterrupted day with my family!

    Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving - even without the leftovers!!:)

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  8. good for you for getting to relax on Thanksgiving. : ) you're a genius!

    i love dropping off and picking things up at thrift stores. yours sounds awesome.

    i've heard so much about that book. it's got me interested!

    happy thanksgiving, my dear!

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