Monday, November 10, 2008

A month of thankfulness

A wonderful Monday, what a treat. We spent the morning decorating our house for Thanksgiving. We began a new tradition this year of reading weekly Thanksgiving devotions from the book pictured to the side. Today was our first day. We also began our "thankful leaves" that will form a garland for our mantel. A great conversation with the boys about God being the giver of all good things was a perfect preparation for our Thanksgiving party.

My friend Tammy hosted us today. She has a very merciful heart. She had the idea of putting together Operation Christmas Child boxes during the party. The kids and I spent the morning picking out our items and praying for the recipients. We found the OCC website and watched the movie clips. I am so very thankful for this ministry.
Our Thanksgiving party was a wonderful way to begin this season. We put together our boxes, made crafts and ate together. The children spent several afternoon hours outside, and the weather was perfect. The time together was something for which to be very thankful. I am humbled and very grateful when I enjoy the gift of this answered prayer- our homeschool group. We were willing to walk this path alone, but God blessed us above and beyond what we asked or imagine, even beyond what we thought we needed. In plenty and in want, He carries us right in the palm of His hand. I am very thankful.

1 comment:

mdpipe said...

I am glad you found the book. I was afraid it might be out of print.