Thanksgiving 2012

There is a lot of people giving thanks; and many who are not thankful to the right one.  Then there are also some who are not thankful at all, but spend their lives complaining about their life’s situation.  Is there any difference in not being thankful and being thankful, but for the wrong reason?

To that question I must answer; I do think there is a difference.  I would, however, rather be around a thankful person than a complainer; no matter why they are thankful.  Thankfulness affects your life for good, and the lives of others.

There is so much more to being thankful when you are thankful to the only One who is worthy of Thanksgiving; and that is our GOD and Saviour Jesus Christ.  He has given us all things to enjoy, be blessed, and give glory to Him.  We could not take the next breath of air, except He gives it to us; or take the next step, or receive the next beat of our heart, except by His mercy.

Our family met at my parents home on Thanksgiving Day.  My sisters, Jane, Judy, and Jill with their husbands – minus one, their children and grandchildren – a few; and my brother Steven, his wife Deanna, their two sons and two grandsons.  I am not sure of the number present, but it was above 40 I am pretty sure of that.  We had a banquet with turkey, dressing, sweet potatoes, ham, deviled eggs, cheesy cabbage, hot rolls, and for dessert pumpkin pie, chocolate pie, and others galore.

I am so thankful for my family.  God has blessed us beyond what we are deserving of, and that is because of His mercy and grace.

Thank YOU Lord for your mercy, grace, salvation and all the bountiful blessings YOU have provided us.

-tim

We The People…

Well!  The majority of the people have spoken; and it is quite clear what our Country stands for.  We stand for same sex marriage.  We stand for abortion for any cause; as long as the woman has the right to choose.  We stand for a redistribution of wealth.  We stand for all citizens to be disarmed.  We stand against the freedom of religion; and the freedom of speech.

The United States of America was founded on Biblical, Judeo/Christian principles, and we have been greatly blessed over the 236 years of being a Nation.  We have had an hedge around us by the hand of God; protecting us, keeping us, guiding us.  Now we are a “Progressive” (the liberal with a new name) Nation; under the protection of our government and its President.

Now, let us watch and see what the “Progressives” (the old liberal mentality) will do, and will not do.

In the mean time… I plan on living my life as I have been, with the exception of becoming a bolder, more confident Christian – a faithful follower of Jesus Christ – and speaking, for Christ, praying for our President; for his salvation, for his eyes to be opened concerning the way he leads this nation.  I will be praying for the Christians of the USA to put the armor of God (Ephesians 6:10-18) back on, and stand with the holy Word of God in our hands and within our hearts.

Remember Christian.  The battle is not over until we hear Jesus say, “Come up here.”

-tim

The Return of the Eagle

Our first notice of the eagle’s return last year was October 25.  This morning; November 01, 2012 at 9 a.m.  was my first sight of the returning eagles this Fall.

The first one came and made a short circle before setting in a tree behind our house along the Creek bank.  Then, shortly thereafter the second one came and perched beside the other.  As I watched for a while one of them dropped from the tree toward the water; I lost sight of it at that time, and she came up and set herself down in another tree.  In just a short time she swooped down again and went back to the former tree.

It is so amazing to watch these amazing birds of prey; and they are so beautiful in flight.  One of God’s beings in His created order.

I hope I did not cause them to leave permanently when I went out to burn a brush pile near where they had perched.  I like seeing them around.

-tim