Ever had the holiday blues? One day you're happy and enjoying the holidays, the next you feel like destroying everything in your path? Today the grumps got in my way. They stole my thanksgiving attitude. But a little time with Jesus can change anything.
Lord I’m feeling grumpy
oh how can this be?
Yesterday was so wonderful
but today my thoughts are stuffy
I’m grouchy and I’m cranky
what happened to my attitude
of thanksgiving and gratitude?
Happy Thanksgiving to my readers, family, and friends. Thank you for sticking with me through these 30 days of Thanks. And thank you to all who have shared each post.
I don’t want a cookie cutter day with cookie cutter graces
I don’t want the same shapes and conversations
I can’t think of anything more perfect than a day of rest
creating memories in a hope-filled chest.
It's so hard to give thanks to God when our hearts are cluttered with impure thoughts and actions. May we seek God with clean hearts and hands this Thanksgiving.
Create in me a clean heart oh Lord
ready to meet You Thanksgiving morn
with a space for grace and a heart of thanks. . .
Have you ever been thankful for those who have gone before us, seeking Jesus? If they hadn't, would we know about Him today? Maybe, maybe not. From Abraham to Paul and even to our recent ancestors, their pursuit of God is what has led us to God. So, today I am thankful for all those who have walked this journey before us and lead us to Jesus. Are you still seeking Him?
If wise men still seek Him
I wonder how far
we will go seeking
our One True Star?
On this Thanksgiving, I can’t help but think
of the baby in the manger so long ago
how His birthday has come
we can be thankful for the One
who fills us with joy and hope.
And this will be the sign to you: You will find a Babe wrapped in swaddling cloths, lying in a manger.” Luke 2:12
If you have asthma, you know how hard it can be to breathe sometimes; especially when trying to clean the house. I'm so thankful God gives us His breath to breathe every day. Without Him, we could not live and be a vessel for Him.
I asked you to help me breathe
breathe through the dust and debris
keep my lungs free, give sweet relief
to the chaos of the messes I’ve made. . .
Today's poem is a thankfulness for memories. For love. For devotion. For friendship. For life.
Under the old oak tree
roots that grow deep
strengthen the land
holding its hand.
Under the old oak tree
a worn bench sits
waiting its turn
to nurture friendship. . .
I love the idea of Thanksliving. This is living each day with an attitude of gratitude whether we feel like it or not.
. . .Thanksliving is daily seeking the good
A time to pause and sit with the Lord
Brings joy to the weary, troubled soul
A heart of Thanksgiving brings a greater Thanksliving. . .