Wednesday, November 23, 2016

The Year We Ate Thanksgiving Dinner on a Card Table (guest post)

Hey Friend,

Today, as I prepare for Thanksgiving, I have mixed feelings because it will not resemble a Norman Rockwell Thanksgiving.  Someone will be missing from the table.  I get trapped in the notion that all has to "feel well" in order for things to "be well" with my soul.  My friend, Brenda, beautifully addresses this in her post today.

I invite you to click over to one of my favorite devotional websites (in)courage where my very good friend (who happens to be an awesome writer) is sharing a "must read" post today.  She also happens to be a NC gal y'all :)

While you are dishing out the sweet potato casserole this week, I invite you to take time to dish out some sweet grace upon your soul. It may just be the best gift you give yourself.  

The coffee is sweet and hot and I welcome you to join me with Brenda Ottinger over at (in)courage.  

Also, if you are burned out already with Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and all the commercialism onslaught, I invite you to join me at the Redeemer Christian Foundation, Inc. website.  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 29TH IS GIVING TUESDAY.  

Would you prayerfully consider making a donation (any size makes a big difference) before you leave the website??  Donations can be made by check or credit card and tax receipts will be sent out.  Will you give, this Christmas, to those whose NEEDS are so much greater than your WANTS???  

Let's fashion this Christmas after the greatest gift that was given to us...

May you be blessed this Thanksgiving and always...


  1. Awe, Bev :) You bless me. Thank you for sharing so sweetly. I appreciate you, friend. I'm sorry you'll have one missing at the table this year. :( I pray the Lord surprises you with a peaceful day in His presence, despite the open chair. ((hug)) P.S., I haven't had to a chance to mention it yet, but I noticed you've been doing a great job on the pictures. :D ((xoxo))

    1. Brenda,
      This post was too perfect not to be shared!! I know my readers will love it (and you)!! Wishing you and yours a blessed Thanksgiving - no matter what kind of table you are gathered around. My latest challenge is that Blogger will not let me adjust the size of the pics I want to insert. It has a mind of its own lol. Oh the blogging obstacles.
      Love and ((hugs)) and thanks for sharing,
      Bev xo

  2. Fantastic post ladies. Thank you for sharing Bev. Such appropriate words at this time of year Brenda. The holidays are not always peaches and cream for everyone. Our God is faithful. He is always near no matter what kind of table we sit at. Thank you again for sharing. Blessings to you and yours.

  3. Horace,
    I echo your belief that God is faithful no matter if we're gathered around a banquet table or a card table. Isn't Brenda wonderful?? Thanks for popping by, Horace, so good to have you here.


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