My day is winding down. I am lounging by the fire in a recliner, blanket on my lap, laptop on the blanket – and snuggled next to me is Bruno and Sebastian –
We started early. I woke to start the coffee. Mom got her notes out and the day began. This is a play by play for my sister, who’s still stuck in Shanghai and couldn’t be here in body, but WAS with us in spirit –
Mom says this is how it should look –
and the secret ingredient – Bells Seasoning. I made mom purge her boxes – she had FOUR, in various open states! She tossed the three oldest –
On this Day of Thanksgiving, may God rest your heart and mind, may He bless and keep you and your family, and may He continue to extend His blessings upon our great nation, guiding us one and all by His Word. May He grant us patience and perseverance in the unexpected turns and tests of our age. May He impress upon us the spirit of our forefathers, their soul-deep craving for freedom, expressed with courage and wisdom, as we meet the particular challenges of our days.
And let us always approach our Heavenly Father with true thankfulness not just today, but every day not only in our triumphs, but also in our trials by acknowledging our utter dependence on Him to supply our wants and needs, for in Him we live and move and have our being. Even self-reliance is, at its root, reliance on Him.