Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Month of Thanksgiving -- Final Blessing 21

This post is the last post of a giveaway at Tamara's blog.
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As I reflect back on these days of giving thanks, I see just a drop in an ocean of things, people, and events for which I have thanked the Lord.  Today, instead of naming specific things for which I thank the Lord, I want to share a few quotes on thanksgiving which our pastor shared with us on Sunday as part of his study on Proverbs 14.

Thanksgiving is acknowledging our dependence on the Lord.

Thanksgiving, after all, is a word of action.

If you are not content with what you have,
you would not be satisfied if it were doubled.

God is glorified, not by our groans, but by our thanksgivings.

And my personal favorite:

When asked if my cup is half-full or half-empty, my response is that I am thankful I have a cup.

Thank you, Tamara, for hosting this incredible meme this month.  I have enjoyed participating with all the wonderful ladies, "meeting" you all, visiting your blogs, and being encouraged.  THANK YOU!

From the rising of the sun to its setting
The name of the LORD is to be praised.
Psalm 113:3 nasb

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  1. beautiful photos! Your blog is a blessing, I always enjoy reading.

  2. Dear Christine...thank you for sharing...so much to ponder! I love your personal favorite! Thanksgiving blessings! Hugs ♥ Teri

  3. Wasn't that a WONDERFUL sermon Gary gave? Thanks for sharing it in your post...nice idea!

    PS: Um, is YOUR freezer as full as MY freezer??? Those were some BIG steer!!! Now there's a praise of Thanksgiving!

  4. Too often I am a cup half empty kind of person - so I love the "I'm thankful to have a cup" quote.

    For me the month of Thanksgiving has been a wonderful month of focus and praising God.

    It was nice to meet you here.

  5. Thank you, Amy! It was so nice meeting so many neat ladies through Tamara's blog. :)

    Lori--you should've seen the frozen block of ribs and bones in my box (I think it was "soup bones"). I fit it into my canning pot, where it will continue to simmer all night.

    Annette--I'm the exact same way; I think of myself as a realist. That's why I like the quote--it reminds me of my dependence on God, and how He is the provider of *all* my needs (and many wants, too!).

    Love to all,

  6. I really like that last final quote. The picture is so beautiful. I love it when God uses His paintbrush on the sky.

  7. Thank you for participating in A Month of Thanksgiving! I've been very blessed by all your posts and feel like I got to know everyone in a special way. I hope that you will still join me on Tuesdays.

    May you and your family have a Thanksgiving filled with many Blessings,

  8. What a beautiful sunset, Christine! I'm glad to have found you and look forward to visiting more. I like the way you said Thanksgiving is a word of action -- so true. Thankful for my cup today! I'm glad you stopped by yesterday. Have a blessed Thanksgiving!

  9. Good Morning!
    Just stopping by to wish you and your family a blessed Thanksgiving!